Tahlequah Daily Press

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February 5, 2013

High school basketball preview capsules

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

Tahlequah at Collinsville

Where: Collinsville High School (2400 W. Broadway, Collinsville).

Nicknames: Tahlequah Tigers; Collinsville Cardinals.

Girls game

Records: Tahlequah (12-7, 7-2 Metro Lakes Conference); Collinsville (12-6, 7-2).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Chad Walker); Collinsville (Kelly Clarke).

About Tahlequah: The Lady Tigers climbed up to the No. 7 spot in Class 5A after beating Bishop Kelley, 62-49, on Friday. ... In Tahlequah's win over Bishop Kelley, Whitney Wright scored a season-high 17 points. ... The Lady Tigers won the first matchup between these two clubs, beating Collinsville 52-43 at the TMAC. Casey Beaston led Tahlequah with 12 points.

About Collinsville: The Lady Cardinals are ranked ninth in 5A. ... Collinsville had won two straight games, including an 82-37 victory over Pryor. ... The Lady Cardinals have only lost once at home this season out of four games.

Boys game

Records: Tahlequah (6-13, 3-6); Collinsville (4-11, 3-5)

Coaches: Tahlequah (Mike Leafgreen); Collinsville (Todd Anderson).

About Tahlequah: The Tigers are coming off a 54-51 upset of Bishop Kelley on Friday night. Dalton Cunningham and Lain Wright led Tahlequah with 14 points apiece against the Comets. ... The Tigers beat Collinsville 53-39 on Dec. 14.

About Collinsville: The Cardinals have lost three straight games, including a 63-38 setback against Pryor on Friday.

Keys at Locust Grove

Where: Pirate Arena.

Nicknames: Keys Cougars; Locust Grove Pirates.

Girls game

Records: Keys (10-9); Locust Grove (9-9).

Coaches: Keys (Mickey Duncan); Locust Grove (Justin Brown).

About Keys: The Lady Cougars enter having lost their last game, a 46-30 loss against Fort Gibson.

About Locust Grove: The Lady Pirates lost to Miami, 46-44, on Friday. ... Locust Grove lost to Keys, 57-50, on Jan. 4 before beating the Lady Cougars on Jan. 8.

Boys game

Records: Keys (10-9); Locust Grove (16-4).

Coaches: Keys (Duane Jones); Locust Grove (Ronnie Maple).

About Keys: The Cougars are No. 13 in the 3A coaches' poll. ... Keys has lost four straight games, including a 52-47 loss at home against Fort Gibson on Friday.

About Locust Grove: The Pirates are ranked 16th in 4A. ... Locust Grove is coming off a 62-55 win over Miami on Friday. ... The Pirates beat Keys 46-42 back on Jan. 4.

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Poll

Do you think "blue laws" related to Sunday alcohol sales in Oklahoma should be relaxed? Choose the option that most closely reflects your opinion.

Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars, and liquor stores should be open.
Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars only; liquor stores should stay closed.
Liquor stores should be open Sundays, but drinks should not be served anywhere on Sundays.
The law should remain as it is now; liquor stores should be closed, and drinks should be served on Sundays according to county option.
No alcohol should be sold or served publicly on Sundays.
Undecided.
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