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February 1, 2013

Metro Lakes Conference Insider

Boys standings

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

Coweta        8-0        15-3        1,109    884

Bishop Kelley    7-1        13-5        1,043    905

Pryor        4-3        7-8        877        837

Skiatook        4-4        7-9        994        1,039

Collinsville        3-4        4-10        590        779

Tahlequah        2-6        5-13        937        1,088

Claremore        0-8        0-17        614        1,036   

Girls standings

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

Claremore        7-1        10-7        711        780

Tahlequah        6-2        11-7        935        733

Collinsville        6-2        11-6        758        735

Bishop Kelley    5-3        11-7        884        773

Coweta        2-6        5-13        634        827

Skiatook        1-7        2-14        523        672

Pryor        1-6        2-13        591        792

MLC scores and schedules

Tuesday (1/29)

Boys scores

Coweta 55, Tahlequah 45

Bishop Kelley 64, Collinsville 38

Skiatook 53, Claremore 47, OT

Girls scores

Tahlequah 55, Coweta 38

Collinsville 51, Bishop Kelley 50

Claremore 45, Skiatook 38

Friday (2/1)

Bishop Kelley at Tahlequah

Pryor at Collinsville

Coweta at Skiatook

Saturday (2/2)

Oologah at Claremore

Monday (2/4)

Coweta at Fort Gibson

Tuesday (2/5)

Tahlequah at Collinsville

Claremore at Bishop Kelley

Skiatook at Coweta

MLC Boys

League leader

Coweta: The Tigers are certainly the class of the league to this point. After staring the season 14-1, Coweta had a brief hiccup with two losses in the Shawnee tournament to Southeast and Stillwater. However, a win over Tahlequah on Tuesday night could get Coweta rolling again.

Up and coming

Bishop Kelley: The Comets' only setback in league play was a 55-52 loss to Coweta back on Dec. 18. Since then, Bishop Kelley has rattled off three wins in league play while winning seven of its last night games. Bishop Kelley's final shot at Coweta will be at home on Feb. 8.

On the skids

Claremore: The Zebras' state-tournament berth three years ago must feel like a long time ago. This season, Claremore has sputtered in and out of Metro Lakes Conference play. The Zebras have lost all 17 of their games this season, including eight in league action. After suffering an overtime loss to Skiatook on Tuesday, the Zebras will have five more regular-season games to try and get their first victory.

Notes

Needing extra time: Skiatook has gone to great lengths to provide its fans with extra entertainment during the last two-plus weeks. In five of their last six games, the Bulldogs have played at least one overtime period, including a matchup against Cascia Hall in the Port City Classic that went into a second overtime period. Skiatook's string of overtime games started on Jan. 15 in a 64-61 loss to Collinsville. The lone non-overtime game for Skiatook during that period was a 73-44 blowout of Claremore at the Port City Classic.

A slight rankings hit: Heading into the Shawnee tournament, Coweta looked like a potential candidate to be the new No. 1 in Class 5A. However, two losses bumped the Tigers from the No. 3 spot to fifth in this week's coaches' poll on okrankings.com.

Surging Surritte: Skiatook guard A.J. Surritte has been the most consistent scorer in the league to this point. Surritte posted a season-high 29 points in a loss to Verdigris last week, and he is averaging 18.5 points a game this season.

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