Tahlequah Daily Press


January 15, 2013

High school basketball preview capsules


Catoosa at Keys

Where: Cougar Fieldhouse.

Nicknames: Keys Cougars; Catoosa Indians.

Girls game

Records: Keys (8-6); Catoosa (8-5).

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

About Keys: The Lady Cougars have won five of their last six games. ... Keys' last game was a 86-60 rout of Salina, where Mylee Hewitt led the Lady Cougars with 39 points.

About Catoosa: The Lady Indians beat Claremore-Sequoyah, 41-37, to cap off a 2-1 showing in the Oologah tournament over the weekend. ... Catoosa beat Keys 51-43 in mid December.

Boys game

Records: Keys (9-5); Catoosa (7-6).

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

About Keys: The Cougars are currently ranked 10th in 3A. ... Keys recently finished third in the Locust Grove Invitational with a 56-41 triumph over Westville. ... The Cougars are 4-2 on their home floor this season.

About Catoosa: The Indians lost two of their last three games, all coming in the Oologah tournament. ... Catoosa is 2-3 against ranked team and 1-1 on the road this year. ... The Indians beat Keys 53-49 on Dec. 14.

Hulbert at Chouteau

Where: Chouteau High School (101 N. McCracken St., Chouteau).

Nicknames: Hulbert Riders; Chouteau Wildcats.

Girls game

Records: Hulbert (9-4); Chouteau (0-10).

Coaches: Hulbert (Rick Ott); Chouteau (Denisha Posey).

About Hulbert: The Lady Riders have lost back-to-back games to ranked teams, falling to 2A No. 4 Oktaha 43-37 on Friday and 3A No. 11 Sequoyah 45-37 on Saturday. ... Hulbert opened the season with a 73-35 victory over Chouteau.

About Chouteau: The Lady Wildcats have lost their last three games by an average of 48 points.

Boys game

Records: Hulbert (8-5); Chouteau (5-7).

Coaches: Hulbert (Darron McCord); Chouteau (Travis Wheeler).

About Hulbert: The Riders are coming off a 69-65 win over Haskell on Saturday in which freshman guard Mason Fielden scored a career-high 29 points. The win secured third place in the Shrine Classic for Hulbert.

About Chouteau: The Wildcats’ last game was a 50-43 loss to Adair in the Locust Grove tournament.

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