Tahlequah Daily Press

January 18, 2013

High school basketball preview capsules

Sports Editor

(Girls start at 6:30 p.m.; boys at 8, unless noted otherwise).

Tahlequah at Skiatook

Where: Skiatook Multipurpose Activities Center (1000 W. 4th St., Skiatook).

Nicknames: Tahlequah Tigers; Skiatook Bulldogs.

Girls game

Records: Tahlequah (7-6, 4-2 Metro Lakes Conference); Skiatook (2-9, 1-5).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Chad Walker); Skiatook (Tatum Beer).

About Tahlequah: The Lady Tigers are ranked fifth in the Class 5A coaches’ poll on okrankings.com. ... Following a 48-46 loss at Claremore on Tuesday night, Tahlequah has now lost four straight games, dating back to the Siloam Springs tournament on Dec. 28. ... Tahlequah is averaging only 43.8 points per game during its four-game skid. ... The Lady Tigers opened the season with a 59-27 rout of Skiatook. Jhonett Cookson led Tahlequah 16 points in the game.

About Skiatook: The Lady Bulldogs have lost eight straight games. Their last win was over Claremore on Dec. 4. ... Skiatook lost to Collinsville 40-39 on Tuesday night. Mikayla Schulanberger led the Lady Bulldogs with 16 points.

Boys game

Records: Tahlequah (4-9, 2-4); Skiatook (4-7, 2-4).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Mike Leafgreen); Skiatook (Shane Branscum).

About Tahlequah: The Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 54-47 win over Claremore on Tuesday. Dalton Cunningham scored 21 points for Tahlequah in victory. ... Tahlequah is tied with Skiatook for fifth in the seven-team Metro Lakes Conference.

About Skiatook: Since beating Southmoore in the first round of the Skiatook Invitational, the Bulldogs have lost three straight games, including a 64-61, overtime loss to Collinsville on Tuesday. ... Skiatook beat Tahlequah earlier in the season, getting 28 points from A.J. Surritte in a 63-60 win.

Sequoyah at Henryetta

Where: Henryetta High School Gymnasium (1700 Troy Aikman Dr., Henryetta).

Nicknames: Sequoyah Indians; Henryetta Knight.

Girls game

Records: Sequoyah (7-5); Henryetta (7-7).

Coaches: Sequoyah (Ron Cox); Henryetta (Kolby Johnson).

About Sequoyah: The Lady Indians are 14th in the coaches’ poll. ... Sequoyah is coming off a 55-43 loss to Cascia Hall on Tuesday.

About Henryetta: The Lady Knights have won three of their last four games, including a 57-55 win over Bethel on Tuesday.

Boys game

Records: Sequoyah (8-4); Henryetta (11-3).

Coaches: Sequoyah (Jay Herrin); Henryetta (Jerry Ward).

About Sequoyah: The 3A No. 15 Indians have won five of their last six games, including a 59-54 victory over Cascia Hall on Tuesday. ... Sequoyah will play on back-to-back days when it takes on Keys Saturday.

About Henryetta: The Knights are seventh in 3A. ... Henryetta is 3-3 against ranked team this season. The Knights, though, are 4-1 at home.

Keys at Fort Gibson

Where: Harrison Fieldhouse (500 S. Ross St., Fort Gibson).

Nicknames: Keys Cougars; Fort Gibson Tigers.

Girls game

* Records: Keys (9-6); Fort Gibson (13-0).

Coaches: Keys (Mickey Duncan); Fort Gibson (Jerry Walker).

About Keys: The Lady Cougars have won six of their last seven games, with the lone loss to Locust Grove last week. ... Keys’ last game was a 62-46 win over Catoosa.

About Fort Gibson: In 4A, the Lady Tigers are No. 2 behind Anadarko. ... Fort Gibson’s last loss was in March, when it lost the state championship game to Anadarko.

Boys game

* Records: Keys (10-5); Fort Gibson (10-3).

Coaches: Keys (Duane Jones); Fort Gibson (Gary Hendrix).

About Keys: The Cougars are ranked 10th in 3A. ... Keys enters having beaten Catoosa 66-47 on Tuesday. Trevor Eubanks had 25 points for the Cougars in the game.

About Fort Gibson: The Tigers are No. 10 in 4A. ... Fort Gibson had a six-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday in a 59-53 setback against Wagoner.

* - Fort Gibson’s records don’t reflect its games Thursday night against Hilldale.

Hulbert at Vian

Where: Vian High School (301 Hunter St., Vian).

Times: Boys will play at 6:30 p.m. with the girls to follow at 8.

Nicknames: Hulbert Riders; Vian Wolverines.

Girls game

Records: Hulbert (10-4); Vian (4-3).

Coaches: Hulbert (Rick Ott); Vian (John Mays).

About Hulbert: The Riders snapped a two-game losing streak with a 49-24 win over Chouteau on Tuesday.

About Vian: The Lady Wolverines lost to Oktaha, 67-21, on Tuesday.

Boys game

Records: Hulbert (8-6); Vian (4-4).

Coaches: Hulbert (Darron McCord); Vian (Anthony Porter).

About Hulbert: The Riders beat Vian, 52-51, earlier this season.

About Vian: The Wolverines knocked off 2A No. 2 Oktaha 59-55 on Tuesday.