Tahlequah Daily Press

High School Sports

December 11, 2012

Lady Riders rolling along

Rick Ott and his club did some celebrating on Saturday night. After all, it had been a while since the Hulbert girls had added some hardware to the trophy case.

The Lady Riders disposed of Oaks in the Greenleaf Invitational finals and won their first tournament title in three years.

“Oaks was by far the best team we’ve played so far,” said Ott, Hulbert’s coach. “They came in and were 6-0 and had beaten a very good Kiefer team earlier in the year.”

Lindsey Krueger led Hulbert with 12 points, and Allison Arnall added 10. Tiffany Thompson poured in nine points as the Lady Riders improved to 5-0.

Ott, though, told his team to relish the tournament title for a short period of time, because now he wants the Lady Riders focused on their opponent Tuesday night, Okay.

“We have to put it behind us now,” Ott said. “We have four games between now and Christmas.”

In three games in Porum, Hulbert knocked off Gore and Webbers Falls, before dispatching of Oaks. Yet, the Lady Riders still aren’t in the top 20 in Class 2A.

That’s of no concern to Ott.

“There’s a lot of good 2A ball clubs,” Ott said. “There’s a lot of other people out there who think they ought to be in the top 20, also. The only way we can get a good draw in February is by beating the teams we’re playing now.”

With each passing win, Ott can see the resolve building in his club.

“Every time we win a game, you can see their confidence level go up a bit,” Ott said. “They team concept has become very good for us.”

Okay at Hulbert

Where: Rider Fieldhouse.

Nicknames: Hulbert Riders; Okay Mustangs.

Girls game

Records: Hulbert 5-0; Okay 2-2.

Coaches: Hulbert (Rick Ott); Okay (Charles McMahan).

About Hulbert: The Lady Riders won the Greenleaf Invitational in Porum with a 12-point win over Oaks on Saturday.

About Okay: The Lady Mustangs lost to Haskell, 46-20, on Saturday.

Boys game

Records: Hulbert 3-2; Okay 1-5.

Coaches: Hulbert (Darron McCord); Okay (Chad Clark).

About Hulbert: The Riders beat Kinta, 47-42, for third place in the Greenleaf Invitational on Saturday.

About Okay: The Mustangs went 0-3 in the Liberty tournament over the weekend.

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