Tahlequah Daily Press

February 13, 2013

Sequoyah girls squeak by Stilwell

Sequoyah boys drop regular-season finale.

By CEDRIQUE FLEMMING
Special Writer

— The Sequoyah girls basketball team needed a late effort to edge by Stilwell 57-54 Tuesday night inside Sequoyah Event Center.

The Sequoyah Lady Indians used a 38-point combined effort from forwards Loren Young (22 points) and Audrey Ballou (16 points) to outlast the Stilwell Lady Indians’ inside presence of Sara Fountain (26 points).

“Last time we played Stilwell, (Fountain) only played six minutes before she got hurt,” Sequoyah coach Larry Shade said. “She was the difference maker for them tonight. Luckily for us, our two post girls were able to put up a lot of points and slow down their offense.”

Sequoyah forced 21 Stilwell turnovers, while only handing the ball back to the visitors 13 times. The home Lady Indians also recorded 18 turnovers.

Stilwell held an alarming advantage at the free-throw line, as the visiting Lady Indians finished the game 25-for-29 (86 percent). Sequoyah shot just 12 of 21 (57 percent) at the charity stripe.

The fast-paced style for Sequoyah would prove to be the difference maker, however, as the home side was able to wear down Stilwell late.

“Near the end we went out of our zone press and went to a man press to try and slow the ball down,” Shade said. “I don’t think they were ready for that, because they got a little erratic at the end.”

Sequoyah jumped out to a 17-12 lead after the first quarter, but it was Stilwell who led 30-28 at intermission. The home team would regain the advantage right before the end of the third quarter and power ahead by eight at 57-49 with 33 seconds to play. A few late mental mistakes, including a foul on a three-point shooter, allowed Stilwell to dwindle the final tally to just three points.



 



 

Newspaper Box Score

Stilwell Women vs Sequoyah Women

02/12/13 6:30 pm at Tahlequah, Okla. (Sequoyah Center)

At Tahlequah, Okla. (Sequoyah Center)     

SEQUOYAH WOMEN 57, STILWELL WOMEN 54

STILWELL WOMEN

Sara Fountain 8-14 10-11 26; Sarah Paden 1-5 7-9 9; Jamie Marshall 2-7 4-4

8; Adoesha Nofire 3-8 0-1 7; Lauren Latta 0-4 2-2 2; Kara Muskrat 0-3 2-2 2;

Rainey Phillips 0-1 0-0 0; Lakota Elliott 0-0 0-0 0; Sylver Collins-Price

0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-42 25-29 54.

SEQUOYAH WOMEN

Loren Young 9-13 3-6 22; Audrey Ballou 7-18 2-2 16; Baylee Ratliff 1-2 7-13

9; Courtney Jones 2-10 0-0 4; Jakkie Wright 1-3 0-0 3; Kelsey Leach 1-4 0-0

3; Sierra Polk 0-0 0-0 0; Taylor Owl 0-0 0-0 0; Rhanda Walker 0-1 0-0 0;

Feather Pacheco 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-53 12-21 57.

Stilwell Women               12           18           8              16           54

Sequoyah Women          17           11           11           18           57



 

Stilwell 58, Sequoyah (boys) 48

The two-headed monster of Brody Clay and Matt Lea proved too dominant in Stilwell’s 10-point win.

Clay posted a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, but it was Lea’s performance that stood above the rest. The 6-foot-8 junior recorded a triple-double with 21 points, 18 rebounds and a whopping 10 blocks in a game-high 31 minutes.

Sequoyah was only able to counter with 12 points each from Caisen Green and reserve Trinton Herron.

“The first time we played them, we were able to keep one of them down but not the other,” Sequoyah coach Jay Herrin said. “In this game they both went off on us. They’re big for a high school team, but we battled with them.”

Sequoyah hung around for the first two quarters, trailing just 30-22 at intermission, but the home team was unable to find an offensive rhythm or solve the Lea/Clay puzzle. The visiting Indians led 42-31 after three frames and cruised to the 10-point victory.

Lea and Clay helped Stilwell hold a 41-28 rebounding edge and a 36-22 advantage in points in the paint.  

Stilwell shot 49 percent (24-for-49) from the field and 80 percent (8-for-10) at the line. Sequoyah shot 31 percent (18-for-58) from the field and 64 percent (9-for-14) from the charity stripe.

Sequoyah, with Class 3A district tournament action ahead on Friday, will now prepare for its first-round playoff opponent in Haskell.

“Tonight will be a little bit of a wake-up call for us,” Herrin said. “Haskell has one big, and learning how to deal with that size will help get us ready. We need to keep working and improve, because we have a tough draw.”



 



 

Newspaper Box Score

Stilwell Men vs Sequoyah Men

02/12/13 8:30 pm at Tahlequah, Okla.

At Tahlequah, Okla.                       

STILWELL MEN 58, SEQUOYAH MEN 48

STILWELL MEN

Matt Lea 10-16 1-2 21; Brody Clay 7-12 0-0 15; A.J. Deason 1-6 5-6 8;

Brennan Davis 3-5 0-0 6; Chase Littlejohn 2-5 2-2 6; Andrew Essary 1-2 0-0

2; Daryn Powell 0-0 0-0 0; Colby Huval 0-0 0-0 0; Jesse Crittenden 0-1 0-0

0; Ryan Collins 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-49 8-10 58.

SEQUOYAH MEN

Trinton Herron 4-10 4-4 12; Caisen Green 5-12 0-0 12; Ryan Helsley 2-13 3-6

7; T.J. Jones 2-9 2-4 6; Niko Hammer 2-7 0-0 5; B.J. Leach 2-3 0-0 4; Mahli

McNac 1-1 0-0 2; Elijah Tucker 0-0 0-0 0; Zachary Parish 0-2 0-0 0; Wyatt

McClure 0-0 0-0 0; Quinton Johnston 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-58 9-14 48.

Stilwell Men      15           15           12           16           58

Sequoyah Men 11           11           9              17           48