Tahlequah Daily Press

February 8, 2013

Metro Lakes Conference Insider

Sports Editor

— Boys standings

Team    Conf. W-L    Overall W-L    PF    PA

Coweta    9-0    16-3    1,182    936

Bishop Kelley    8-2    14-6    1,148    1,001

Pryor    6-3    9-8    1,015    930

Skiatook    4-6    7-11    1,101    1,187

Tahlequah    4-6    7-13    1,030    1,177

Collinsville    3-6    4-12    666    881

Claremore    0-9    0-19    693    1,129

Girls standings

Team    Conf. W-L    Overall W-L    PF    PA

Claremore    8-1    11-8    806    876

Collinsville    8-2    13-6    898    827

Tahlequah    7-3    12-8    1,052    782

Bishop Kelley    5-5    11-9    980    890

Skiatook    3-7    4-14    604    714

Coweta    2-7    5-14    648    862

Pryor    1-8    2-15    656    920

Friday (2/1)

Boys scores

Tahlequah 54, Bishop Kelley 51

Pryor 63, Collinsville 38

Coweta 73, Skiatook 52

Girls scores

Tahlequah 62, Bishop Kelley 49

Collinsville 82, Pryor 37

Skiatook 35, Coweta 14

Saturday (2/2)

Boys scores

Oologah 39, Claremore 37

Girls scores

Oologah 49, Claremore 40

Tuesday (2/5)

Boys scores

Tahlequah 39, Collinsville 38

Bishop Kelley 54, Claremore 42

Pryor 75, Skiatook 55

Girls scores

Collinsville 58, Tahlequah 55

Claremore 55, Bishop Kelley 47

Skiatook 46, Pryor 28

Friday (2/8)

Tahlequah at Pryor

Coweta at Bishop Kelley

Collinsville at Claremore

Claremore-Sequoyah at Skiatook

Saturday (2/9)

Oologah at Collinsville

Bishop McGuinness at Tahlequah

Monday (2/11)

Sperry at Skiatook

Tuesday (2/12)

Bishop Kelley at Skiatook

Coweta at Collinsville

Pryor at Claremore

MLC Boys

League leader

Coweta: The Tigers have been untouchable in league play to this point. Bishop Kelley played to within three points of Coweta back in December, but since then the only scare Coweta has received was against Tahlequah on Jan. 29 in a 10-point game.

Up and coming

Pryor: A league title is no longer a possibility for the Tigers, but they’ve really turned it on since the calendar flipped to February. Granted it’s only been two games, but Pryor’s 25-point win over Collinsville and 20-point victory over Skiatook have both been impressive, with at least 63 points scored in each game.

On the skids

Collinsville: No one has been more downtrodden than Claremore in the conference. However, since the 2013 calendar year started, Collinsville hasn’t been too far off Claremore’s pace. The Cardinals have only posted two wins in 11 games during the 2013 portion of the schedule.


Tiger clash called off: A matchup of Class 5A No. 6 Coweta and 4A No. 6 Fort Gibson was canceled on Monday because of the student suicide at Coweta Public Schools on Monday. With Fort Gibson beginning its playoff slate a week from today, the game will likely not be made up.

Riding Wright: Tahlequah point guard has found his scoring stroke over the Tigers’ four games, and the evidence has been in the win-loss column. With Wright leading Tahlequah in scoring against Northwest Classen, Coweta, Bishop Kelley and Collinsville, the Tigers have rattled off three wins and one loss in the last two weeks. Wright has averaged 19.5 points over the last four games.

Trending downward: It’s been a rough go of it this season for Claremore. Making matters worse is the Zebras’ average scoring margin per game: minus-22.9. Sitting at 0-19, the Zebras will have four games — Collinsville, Pryor, Tahlequah and first-round playoff opponent — to avoid going winless this season.

MLC Girls

League leader

Claremore: The Lady Zebras, after beat Bishop Kelley on Tuesday, is closing in on a league title. Claremore hasn’t lost a league game since dropping a game against Skiatook in December.

Up and coming

Collinsville: Since a subpar showing at the Pryor tournament, Collinsville has won three straight games, including a three-point win over Tahlequah on Tuesday.

On the skids

Coweta: The Lady Tigers have fallen toward the bottom of the standings, and scoring only 14 points in a loss to Skiatook on Feb. 1 is not good look with the playoffs around the corner.


Sunny skies for Skiatook: It hasn’t been the most enjoyable season for Skiatook coach Tatum Beer with the Lady Bulldogs sitting at 4-14. However, Skiatook has turned things around lately and enters tonight’s game against Claremore-Sequoyah on a two-game winning streak.

Middle of the pack: Trending in the opposite direction of Skiatook is Bishop Kelley. Since posting back-to-back wins over Bishop McGuinness and Sand Springs in January, the Lady Comets have lost three straight games and have fallen out of contention in the league.

Jefferson jumps in: Shelbie Kirby had laid claim to top scoring honors for Collinsville in 16 of its first 17 games this season. However, on Feb. 1, Dakota Jefferson led the Lady Cardinals in scoring with 19 points in a blowout win over Pryor.

Games of the week

Boys: Coweta at Bishop Kelley, Friday

Coweta seems like a lock to win the league crown. But with a win, Bishop Kelley can keep its hopes alive and pray for a little help from Collinsville and Pryor in the final week of the regular season.

Girls: Collinsville at Claremore, Friday

A win for Claremore all but wraps up the league title. If Collinsville wins, it’s sitting in good shape with games against Coweta and Skiatook in the final week of the season.