Tahlequah Daily Press


January 4, 2013

High school basketball preview capsules

Tahlequah at Bishop McGuinness

When: Saturday with girls game at 5 p.m. and boys to follow at 6:30.

Where: Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School (801 NW 50th Street, Oklahoma City).

Nicknames: Tahlequah Tigers; Bishop McGuinness Irish.

Girls game

Records: Tahlequah (7-4); Bishop McGuinness (3-7).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Chad Walker); Bishop McGuinness (Shawn Clark).

About Tahlequah: Ranked fifth in Class 5A. ... Tahlequah is 1-3 in games away from the TMAC this season. ... The Tigers are in the midst of a two-game losing streak, having lost to Siloam Springs (Ark.) and Prairie Grove (Ark.) to close out the Siloam Springs tournament last week. ... Sophomore forward Jhonett Cookson leads Tahlequah in scoring (11.8) and rebounding (7.5) per game.

About Bishop McGuinness: Losers of their last two games, the Irish are ranked 15th in 5A. ... Bishop McGuinness' losses came against 4A No. 12 Heritage Hall and 4A No. 7 Cascia Hall in the Chesapeake tournament last week. ... The Irish are 0-2 at home, 0-6 against ranked teams and 0-4 against teams in the top 10.

Boys game

Records: Tahlequah (3-8); Bishop McGuinness (6-2).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Mike Leafgreen); Bishop McGuinness (Tondrell Durham).

About Tahlequah: The Tigers have lost two straight games, both came in the Siloam Springs tournament. ... Tahlequah won its opening game of the tournament against Prairie Grove (Ark.) before losing to Siloam Springs (Ark.) and Greenwood (Ark.). ...

About Bishop McGuinness: The Irish are No. 3 in 5A. ... Bishop McGuinness' last game was a 55-53 win over Stillwater on Dec. 21.

Cascia Hall at Sequoyah

When: Saturday with girls game at 3:30 p.m. and boys at 5.

Where: The Place Where They Play.

Nicknames: Sequoyah Indians; Cascia Hall Commandos.

Girls game

Records: Sequoyah (5-2); Cascia Hall (9-2).

Coaches: Sequoyah (Larry Shade); Cascia Hall (Lindsay Rodgers).

About Sequoyah: Ranked 11th in 3A. ... The Indians beat Metro Christian, 51-42, their last time out on Dec. 18.

About Cascia Hall: Commandos are ranked seventh in 4A. ... Cascia Hall, coming off a 60-48 win over Bishop McGuinness on Dec. 29, is 2-1 against ranked teams.

Boys game

Records: Sequoyah (4-3); Cascia Hall (3-6).

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

About Sequoyah: Indians are No. 15 in 3A. ... After dropping games to 3A No. 3 Verdigris and 4A No. 4 Victory Christian, Sequoyah went into the winter break with a 38-32 win over Metro Christian.

About Cascia Hall: The Commandos have lost their last two games.

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