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March 22, 2013

Tahlequah drops Florida tournament finale

Local and area briefs

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Class 5A No. 17 Tahlequah dropped its second straight game and closed out the Aggie Classic in Florida with a 15-5 loss to Milton (Fla.) on Thursday.

No other details were reported to the Daily Press by the Tahlequah coaching staff.

With the loss, the Tigers drop to 6-8. Tahlequah’s next game will be Monday at home against District 5A-3 foe, Coweta.

Also at the Aggie Classic on Thursday, Norman North’s game with Jacksonville Arlington Country Day (Fla.) ended in a double forfeit for both teams. The game ended in the sixth inning when a benches-crawling brawl followed a collision at home plate.

Sequoyah’s game called off

Sequoyah’s home baseball game against Okmulgee on Thursday was postponed due to falling precipitation.

The game was not immediately rescheduled. The Indians’ next game will be Monday at Kansas at 4 p.m.

NSU tennis match moved

Northeastern State’s tennis match against Southwest Baptist has been moved to Springfield, Mo., on Saturday. The RiverHawks’ match at Lincoln was postponed due to bad weather.

The RiverHawks are ranked second in the Central Region.

Goodrich gains region honors

Kansas senior point guard and former Sequoyah standout, Angel Goodrich, added some additional hardware to her collection this week, when she was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region 5 team and is one of 52 finalists for All-America honors from the WBCA.

Goodrich, who is also a finalist for the Naismith Award, Wade Trophy, Wooden Award, Nancy Lieberman Award and USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, earned First Team All-Big 12 honors this season.

The 5-foot-4 guard leads the conference with 2.9 steals per game, while ranking second in the league with 7.0 assists per contest. Goodrich is second on the Jayhawks' squad with 14.2 points per game and leads the team with 54 three-point field goals.

This season, Goodrich became a member of KU's 1,000-point scoring club and also became the all-time career assist leader in Kansas history. She has 219 assists this season, along with 91 steals.

Goodrich and the Jayhawks will be back in action Saturday for their second-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. No. 12 seed Kansas opens the tournament against No. 5 seed Colorado for a 5:30 p.m. game at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo.

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