Tahlequah Daily Press

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January 15, 2013

High school basketball preview capsules

(Girls start at 6:30 p.m.; boys at 8).

Tahlequah at Claremore

Where: Claremore Gym (201 E. Stuart Roosa, Claremore).

Nicknames: Tahlequah Tigers; Claremore Zebras.

Girls game

Records: Tahlequah (7-5, 4-1); Claremore (5-5, 4-1).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Chad Walker); Claremore (Stephanie Shaw).

About Tahlequah: The Lady Tigers are No. 5 in the Class 5A coaches' poll on okrankings.com. ... Tahlequah, who has lost three straight games, hasn't played since Jan. 5, when it lost to Bishop McGuinness, 55-47. ... Jhonett Cookson leads Tahlequah in scoring at 11 points per game. The sophomore forward is also averaging 7.8 rebounds per contest. ... The Lady Tigers will host Claremore on Feb. 15.

About Claremore: The Lady Zebras are 19th in 5A. ... Claremore is tied with Tahlequah — win percentage-wise — for first place in the Metro Lakes Conference. ... The Lady Zebras are 1-4 in non-league games.

Boys game

Records: Tahlequah (3-9, 1-4); Claremore (0-10, 0-5).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Mike Leafgreen); Claremore (Tommy Nolan).

About Tahlequah: The Tigers have lost five of their last six games. ... Tahlequah is coming off a 52-29 setback to Bishop McGuinness on Jan. 5.

About Claremore: The Zebras lost to Pryor, 76-49, their last time out on Jan. 8. ... Claremore is losing by an average of 26.8 points per game.

Sequoyah at Cascia Hall

Where: Cascia Hall Prep School (2520 S. Yorktown Ave., Tulsa).

Nicknames: Sequoyah Indians; Cascia Hall Commandos.

Girls game

Records: Sequoyah (7-4); Cascia Hall (11-2).

Coaches: Sequoyah (Ron Cox); Cascia Hall (Lindsay Rodgers).

About Sequoyah: The Lady Indians moved up a spot and are now ranked 14th in 3A. ... Sequoyah's last game was a 45-37 win over Hulbert in the third-place game of the Bedouin Shrine Classic on Saturday in Muskogee. ... Audrey Ballou led Sequoyah with 14 points in the victory over Cascia Hall.

About Cascia Hall: The Lady Commandos are fifth in 4A. ... Cascia Hall has won three straight games, including a 60-39 win over Lincoln Christian last Tuesday. ... During that winning streak, Cascia Hall escaped Tahlequah with a 43-40 win over Sequoyah on Jan. 5.

Boys game

Records: Sequoyah (7-4); Cascia Hall (3-7).

Coaches: Sequoyah (Jay Herrin); Cascia Hall (Brian Rahilly).

About Sequoyah: In 3A, the Indians are ranked 15th. ... The Indians forced 32 turnovers in a 74-58 victory over McAlester on Saturday. The win for the Indians secured third place in the large school boys bracket of the Shrine Classic in Muskogee. ... Sequoyah beat Cascia Hall 75-63 on Jan. 5.

About Cascia Hall: The Commandos recently halted a three-game losing streak with a 48-42 win over Lincoln Christian on Jan. 8.

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