Tahlequah Daily Press

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February 8, 2013

High school basketball preview capsules

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

Tahlequah at Pryor

Where: Burdick Center.

Nicknames: Tahlequah Tigers; Pryor Tigers.

Girls game

Records: Tahlequah (12-8, 7-3 Metro Lakes Conference); Pryor (2-15, 1-8).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Chad Walker); Pryor (Kim Barth).

About Tahlequah: The Lady Tigers are ranked seventh in Class 5A in the coaches’ poll on okrankings.com. ... Tahlequah is coming off a 58-55 loss at Collinsville on Tuesday.

About Pryor: The Lady Tigers have lost 11 straight games dating back to Dec. 14. ... Pryor’s last game was a 46-28 setback against Skiatook.

Boys game

Records: Tahlequah (4-6, 7-13); Pryor (6-3, 9-8).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Mike Leafgreen); Pryor (Greg Arnold).

About Tahlequah: The Tigers have won two straight games, including Tuesday night’s 39-38 victory at Collinsville.

About Pryor: The Tigers have posted easy victories in their last two games, the last one being a 20-point rout of Skiatook in which five Pryor players scored in double figures.

Sequoyah at Verdigris

Where: Verdigris High School.

Nicknames: Sequoyah Indians; Verdigris Cardinals.

Girls game

Records: Sequoyah (15-6); Verdigris (18-3).

Coaches: Sequoyah (Larry Shade); Verdigris (Mike Buntin).

About Sequoyah: The Lady Indians are ranked 10th in 3A. ...

About Verdigris: The Lady Cardinals are No. 5 in 3A. ... Verdigris beat Sequoyah 61-37 in the semifinals of the Inola tournament.

Boys game

Records: Sequoyah (15-6); Verdigris (14-4)

Coaches: Sequoyah (Jay Herrin); Verdigris (Randy Upshaw).

About Sequoyah: The Indians are No. 9 in 3A. ... Sequoyah had won six of its last seven games heading into Thursday night’s game with Henryetta.

About Verdigris: The Cardinals are No. 4 in 3A. ... All four of Verdigris’ losses have been to top-five teams. ... Verdigris beat Sequoyah 54-48 on Dec. 8 in the Inola tournament.

Keys at Hilldale

Where: Hilldale Event Center.

Nicknames: Keys Cougars; Hilldale Hornets.

Girls game

Records: Keys (10-10); Hilldale (14-7).

Coaches: Keys (Mickey Duncan); Hilldale (Scott Hensley).

About Keys: The Lady Cougars have lost two straight games, both coming against 4A teams (Fort Gibson, Locust Grove).

About Hilldale: The Lady Hornets are ranked 17th in 4A. ... Hilldale is 5-1 at home and is coming off a 56-41 loss to Fort Gibson on Tuesday.

Boys game

Records: Keys (10-10); Hilldale (5-13).

Coaches: Keys (Duane Jones); Hilldale (Jeremy Rogers).

About Keys: The Cougars are ranked 13th in 3A. ... Keys beat Hilldale, 46-33, to open the season on Nov. 27.

About Hilldale: The Hornets haven’t won since Jan. 18, when they beat Wagoner, 62-50.

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