Tahlequah Daily Press

December 14, 2012

High school basketball preview capsules

Sports Editor

— (All girls games start at 6:30 p.m. with the boys to follow at 8)

Victory Christian at Sequoyah

Where: The Place Where They Play.

Nicknames: Sequoyah Indians; Victory Christian Conquerors.

Girls game

Records: Sequoyah (3-2); Victory Christian (3-2).

Coaches: Sequoyah (Larry Shade); Victory Christian (Ed Calhoon).

About Sequoyah: The Lady Indians are ranked ninth in 3A. ... Sequoyah finished fourth in the Jerry O’Quin Tournament in Inola over the weekend. ... Sequoyah, led by 10 points apiece from Kelsey Leach and Baylee Ratliff, lost to Oologah, 49.34, in the third-place game in Inola. ... Sequoyah beat Victory Christian twice last season.

About Victory Christian: The Lady Conquerors are No. 19 in 4A. ... Victory Christian’s last game, a 57-38 win over Webster, was for third place in the Lake Keystone Classic in Mannford on Saturday. ... LaRanda Thomas, Bailey Bergman and Kacie Key combine to average 44.1 points per game for Victory Christian. Bergman leads the team at 18 points per contest.

Boys game

Records: Sequoyah (3-2); Victory Christian (4-1).

Coaches: Sequoyah (Jay Herrin); Victory Christian (Ryan Wakley).

About Sequoyah: The Indians are ranked 10th in Class 3A. ... Sequoyah finished second in last week’s Jerry O’Quin Tournament in Inola. The Indians dropped the championship game to Verdigris, 54-48, on Saturday night. ... B.J. Leach led Sequoyah with 15 points against Verdigris. ... Ryan Helsley leads Sequoyah with 17 points per game.

About Victory Christian: The Conquerors are No. 4 in 4A. ... Victory Christian finished second in the Lake Keystone Classic in Mannford. The Conquerors lost the title game, 58-53, to NOAH. ... Victory Christian and Sequoyah split in a pair of regular-season games last season.

Keys at Catoosa

Where: Catoosa Indians Activity Center.

Nicknames: Keys Cougars; Catoosa Indians.

Girls game

Records: Keys (3-4); Catoosa (3-3).

Coaches: Keys (Mickey Duncan); Catoosa (Bryan Wesson).

About Keys: The Lady Cougars are coming off a 52-40 victory over Wagoner on Tuesday. Mylee Hewitt led Keys with 20 points. ... Keys will host Vian at home on Saturday.

About Catoosa: The Lady Indians’ recent two-game winning streak was snapped Tuesday night in a 48-34 loss to Miami. Kambri Jackson led Catoosa with 11 points in the game. ... Catoosa will play at Keys on Jan. 15.

Boys game

Records: Keys (5-2); Catoosa (2-4).

Coaches: Keys (Duane Jones); Catoosa (John Coons).

About Keys: The Cougars are ranked seventh in 3A. ... Keys is 4-2 against 4A teams this season. ... Keys’ last game was a 67-60 win over Wagoner on Tuesday. Trevor Eubanks had 22 points and Peyton Ragsdale had 21 points in the Cougars’ win over the Bulldogs.

About Catoosa: The Indians are coming off a 50-46 loss to Miami on Tuesday night.

Hulbert at Westville

Where: Westville High School.

Nicknames: Hulbert Riders; Westville Yellowjackets.

Girls game

Records: Hulbert (6-0); Westville (2-4).

Coaches: Hulbert (Rick Ott); Westville (Clay Slaton).

About Hulbert: The Lady Riders are coming off a 48-26 win over Okay on Tuesday.

About Westville: The Lady Yellojackets suffered a 49-34 loss to Colcord on Monday.

Boys game

Records: Hulbert (4-2); Westville (4-2).

Coaches: Hulbert (Darron McCord); Westville (Ed McVey).

About Hulbert: The Riders have won two straight games, including Tuesday’s 61-49 win over Okay.

About Westville: The Yellowjackets beat Colcord 72-33 on Monday.