Tahlequah Daily Press

High School Sports

January 15, 2013

Break time is over

Tahlequah teams return to Metro Lakes Conference play after a week off.

The weary finally got to rest. But the relaxation period is over.

Tahlequah, never getting to enjoy a true winter break by playing in the Siloam Springs (Ark.) tournament after Christmas and before New Year’s Day, returns to the basketball court on Tuesday night at Claremore in Metro Lakes Conference play.

For the Tahlequah girls, the road game in league play comes after a much needed break. The Lady Tigers — following a Jan. 5 setback at Bishop McGuinness — used nine days to heal up for a January-February stretch run that offers few days of idle time.

The hiatus was perfect, too, considering forward Casey Beaston went down with an ankle injury against the Irish.

“It was a good time for a break,” Tahlequah coach Chad Walker said.

Walker said Beaston should be in the lineup against Claremore, albeit not quite completely healthy yet.

“I’m going to guess she’s 70 to 75 percent,” said Walker, whose club stands at 7-5 overall and 4-1 in conference play.

“She’s going to start, but I told her I’m going to tape up both of her ankles, because now with her injured ankle she tries to compensate with her good ankle.”

In Claremore, Tahlequah will take on a team it swept last year — but by the narrowest of margins. The Lady Tigers’ two wins over Claremore last season came by a combined six points.

The Lady Zebras lost Miranda Taylor due to graduation last year, but Claremore retooled and now deploys Anna McGuire and Ashlyn Glenn as primary offensive threats.

“What troubles me is they’re averaging 20 shots a quarter,” Walker said, scouting the Lady Zebras. “They rebound very hard, so we’ll have to do a good job of blocking out and limiting them to one shot.”

Of Claremore, Walker went on to say, “They’re like a bunch of bubble bees. They keep coming at you.”

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