Tahlequah Daily Press

High School Sports

December 19, 2012

Indians grind out win over Metro Christian

Short-handed Sequoyah girls knock off Patriots.

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Sequoyah 38, Metro Christian 32

MC    8    7    12    5    --    32

SEQ    15    7    7    9    --    38

Metro Christian (3-5): Petrich 14, Freese 7, Canady 5, Woolslayer 4, Strickland 2.

Sequoyah (4-3): Hammer 12, Helsley 10, Leach 6, Herron 6, Johnston 4.

Sequoyah 51, Metro Christian 42 (girls)

Freshman Jakkie Wright scored a career-high 12 points to help lead Sequoyah to a 51-42 victory over the visiting Metro Christian Patriots on Tuesday.

"Jakkie stepped up and played really well," said head coach Larry Shade. "Especially for a freshman. She's got a good ball sense."

The short-handed Indians were without the services of Baylee Ratliff, Kelsey Leach and Loren Young for an assortment of reasons ranging from illness to disciplinary.

No matter, Sequoyah jumped out to a 22-8 lead and never looked back, holding off a late Patriot surge to notch to its fifth victory of the season. The Lady Indians got big minutes from sophomore Sierra Polk, filling in for Young, who contributed 7 points and 13 rebounds.

Metro Christian cut the margin to 35-34 with 6:52 remaining, but could draw no closer.

"We kind of got passive," said Shade. "Plus, with just eight players we got a little bit winded, and we tried to play conservative, but we got stuck in conservative mode, too much."

Senior Courtney Jones led all scorers with 15 points – nine of it coming in the final period.

Shay Stegmann set the pace with 14 points for the Patriots, who drop to 1-7 with the loss.

Sequoyah will now have an opportunity to return to full strength, with an 18-day lay-off before its next contest versus Cascia Hall.

Sequoyah 51, Metro Christian 42

MC    8    10    12    12    --    42

Seq    22    4    7    18    --    51

Metro Christian: Stegmann 15, Gibbons 13, Burn 10, Steer 2, Walley 2.

Sequoyah: Jones 14, Wright 12, Bacheco 9, Polk 7, Owl 5, Hooper 2, Walker 2.

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