Tahlequah Daily Press


January 11, 2013

High school basketball preview capsules

Bedouin Shrine Classic

Sequoyah (boys) vs. Jenks

Game info: 9 p.m. at Muskogee Civic Center.

Records: Sequoyah (6-3); Jenks (6-3).

Coaches: Sequoyah (Jay Herrin); Jenks (Clay Martin).

About Sequoyah: The Indians are ranked 15th in Class 3A. ... Sequoyah advanced to the tournament's semifinals with a 71-55 win over Webster. Ryan Helsley led the Indians with 16 points. ... Since losing to Victory Christian on Dec. 14, Sequoyah has won three straight games.

About Jenks: The Trojans are No. 6 in 6A. ... Jenks beat Hale, 65-50, to reach the tournament semifinals. Steven Parker paced the Trojans with 18 points. ... Jenks is 3-3 against ranked teams this year.

Sequoyah (girls) vs. Spiro

Game info: 4:30 p.m. at Muskogee High School.

Records: Sequoyah (6-3); Spiro (6-3).

Coaches: Sequoyah (Ron Cox); Spiro (Kayla Carrington).

About Sequoyah: The Lady Indians are ranked 11th in 3A. ... Sequoyah recently underwent a mid-season coaching change, naming Cox the new head coach. Cox, who will be coaching in his third game, replaced Larry Shade, who was named the interim coach at the beginning of the season. ... Courtney Jones led Sequoyah with 24 points in a 88-16, first-round win over Graham.

About Spiro: The Lady Bulldogs knocked off Porter, 54-17, to reach the semifinals. Philicea Mack notched 15 points to lead the Spiro effort.

Hulbert (boys) vs. Oktaha

Game info: 6 p.m. at the Muskogee Civic Center.

Records: Hulbert (7-3); Oktaha (11-0).

Coaches: Hulbert (Darron McCord); Oktaha (Jim Glover).

About Hulbert: The Riders avenged an early-loss to Porter to reach the tournament semifinals. Hulbert beat Porter, 62-42, on Tuesday night behind 17 points and 11 rebounds from Craig Potts. ... Hulbert lost to Oktaha last season, 65-34, in the Crowder tournament.

About Oktaha: The Tigers are No. 2 in 2A. ... Dustin Leach led Oktaha with 16 points in the Tigers’ 71-29 win over Graham in the first round of the tournament.

Hulbert (girls) vs. Oktaha

Game info: 4:30 p.m. at the Muskogee Civic Center.

Records: Hulbert (9-2); Oktaha (10-0).

Coaches: Hulbert (Rick Ott); Oktaha (Chester Pittman).

About Hulbert: The Lady Riders, with 26 points from Lindsay Krueger, knocked off Haskell, 52-47, in the opening round of the tournament on Monday. ... This will be Hulbert’s first game against a ranked opponent this season.

About Oktaha: The Lady Tigers are ranked fourth in 2A. ... Oktaha has only played one ranked team this season.

Locust Grove Invitational

Keys (girls) vs. Chouteau

Game info: 4:30 p.m. at Pirate Arena.

Records: Keys (6-6); Chouteau (0-7).

Coaches: Keys (Mickey Duncan); Chouteau (Denisha Posey).

About Keys: The Lady Cougars are in the consolation bracket after losing to Locust Grove, 57-46, on Tuesday.

About Chouteau: The Lady Wildcats were blown out by Adair, 76-26, in the first round of the tournament.

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