Tahlequah Daily Press

High School Sports

January 29, 2013

High school basketball preview capsules

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

Tahlequah at Coweta

Where: Coweta gymnasium at Coweta High School (700 Ben Lumpkin Road, Coweta).

Nicknames: Tahlequah Tigers; Coweta Tigers.

Girls game

Records: Tahlequah (10-7, 5-2 Metro Lakes Conference); Coweta (5-12, 2-5).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Chad Walker); Coweta (Ron Ward).

About Tahlequah: The Lady Tigers moved up a spot No. 9 in the new Class 5A coaches’ poll on okrankings.com. ... Since losing four straight in late December to early January, Tahlequah has gone 3-1, including a two straight victories to finish out the Moore tournament over the weekend. ... The Lady Tigers knocked off Coweta, 46-29, in mid December, thank to a team-high 14 points from Casey Beaston.

About Coweta: The Lady Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 47-35 win over NOAH in the seventh-place game of the Jenks/Union Invitational last weekend. ... Coweta is 1-3 at home in conference games, with the lone win being a 30-27 decision in overtime against Skiatook.

Boys game

Records: Tahlequah (5-12, 2-5); Coweta (14-3, 7-0).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Mike Leafgreen); Coweta (Scott Norris).

About Tahlequah: The Tigers' three-game losing streak was snapped Saturday in a 76-60 victory over Northwest Classen. Lain Wright led the Tigers with 28 points, while Dalton Cunningham (18) and Jake Vader (14) also scored in double figures.

About Coweta: The Tigers dropped to No. 5 in 5A this week. ... Coweta entered the Shawnee tournament 13-1 this past weekend and left 14-2 after a win against Sapulpa and losses to Southeast and Stillwater. ... The combination Zach Norris, Caleb Norris, Ty Gunter and Austin Swboni has helped the Tigers average 62 points a game this season. ... On Dec. 15, Coweta beat Tahlequah 65-42, thanks to a 39-18 advantage in the second half for Coweta. Gunter led Coweta with 19 points in the game.

Sequoyah at Victory Christian

Where: Victory Christian School (7700 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa).

Nicknames: Sequoyah Indians; Victory Christian Conquerors.

Girls game

Records: Sequoyah (12-5); Victory Christian (11-6).

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

About Sequoyah: The Lady Indians are ranked 12th in 3A. ... Sequoyah has won five straight games, including a 51-29 victory over 3A No. 8 Kansas in the finals of the Tri-State Classic in Jay on Saturday.

About Victory Christian: The Lady Conquerors are No. 16 in 4A. ... Victory Christian is 4-1 at home this season, with the only loss occurring against 4A No. 9 Cascia Hall.

Boys game

Records: Sequoyah (12-5); Victory Christian (16-2).

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

About Sequoyah: The Indians are now in the top 10 in 3A, sitting at No. 9. ... Sequoyah wrapped up the Tri-State Classic title on Saturday with a 72-57 victory over 3A No. 10 Kansas. Ryan Helsley scored 33 points to lead the Indians against the Comets.

About Victory Christian: The Conquerors are third in 4A behind Roland and Douglass. ... Victory Christian's only two losses this season have come against NOAH (in the Mannford tournament finals) and against 6A No. 6 Owasso (67-48) in the semifinals of the Port City Classic. ... The Conquerors, led by Chris Crawford's 20 points, beat Sequoyah 66-46 back in December.

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