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December 2, 2012

Sequoyah girls, Keys boys win in county clash

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Keys 53, Sequoyah 36 (boys)

The Keys boys jumped on top of Sequoyah early and never looked back, earning a 53-36 victory Saturday night.

The Cougars shot 51 percent from the field and held the Indians to just 25 percent shooting. The home team dominated inside all game long, outrebounding Sequoyah 46-20 and scoring 40 points in the paint to just 14 from the visitors.

“(Sequoyah’s) shooting percentage shows that we played pretty well on the defensive end of the floor tonight,” Keys coach Duane Jones said. “I think they were off a little bit. They had some open shots that just weren’t falling tonight. Our big guys, and even our guards, rebounded the ball extremely well tonight.”

Payton Ragsdale led Keys with 17 points and eight rebounds. Tyler Blankenship added 14 points and seven boards, and Cody Cole contributed 11 points and eight rebounds. Trevor Eubanks turned the ball over nine times, but he made up for it with nine points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Keys pulled ahead early, gaining a 15-2 advantage after the first quarter. Sequoyah was able to cut four points off that deficit in the second quarter, as the home side led 27-18 at intermission.

The Cougars would not allow the Indians to mount any sort of comeback, however, as the home side outscored the visitors 26-18 in the second half.

Despite the loss, Sequoyah was able to force 22 turnovers, while turning the ball over just 10 times. The Indians also recorded 16 steals to just five from Keys.

“We average about 30 turnovers a game, so we’re looking for a few more than 22, but I thought our defensive effort was good tonight,” Sequoyah coach Jay Herrin said. “Our offensive effort did not match our defense. We had poor shot selection at times. Instead of attacking the basket, we settled for pull-up jump shots that weren’t falling.”

T.J. Jones was the only member of the Indians to finish in double figures. He ended with 12 points.

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