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February 8, 2013

Indians handle Henryetta in top-10 showdown

Sequoyah girls hold off Henryetta late.

In what amounted to a potential regional finals preview, the host Sequoyah Indians seized control early and never relinquished en route to a dominant 87-69 victory over Henryetta on Thursday.

The Indians pushed the tempo early and often, firing away from long range and crashing the offensive boards. Sequoyah managed 13 second chance points on seven offensive rebounds to compliment a baker’s dozen from long range.

“We let them carve us up a little bit passing through our zone last time, and we were determined not to do that this time,” said Sequoyah coach Jay Herrin. “I thought we crashed the board hards, and any time we can get second chance points its big.”

SHS extended the lead as far as 22 in the third quarter, before giving way to a 15-6 run that trimmed the lead to 11 with just over seven minutes to play in the contest. B.J. Leach returned fire with a three-pointer to stop the bleeding, and the outcome was never again in question.

Caisen Green led the attack early, scoring 12 quick points and finishing with 15. Ryan Helsley forced the issue late, en route to 21.

“Caisen is such a fast athlete with the ball in his hands, when he gets it we want him to push it,” said Herrin. “Ryan, I thought, was disappointed with the way he played last time. He had a poor game and he’d be the first to admit that. Tonight he came out and dominated the game for four quarters. He took it upon himself to make strong moves, get to the free throw line and hit some shots.”

When Green and Helsley weren’t scoring, Leach picked up the slack, dropping 21 of his own in yet another impressive performance for the sophomore.

“B.J. will get seven quicks one and not care if he scores again for five minutes, and then he’ll get five more just like that,” said Herrin. “He’s a dynamic player. We’re looking forward to some good things from that kid.”

Chet Caywood shouldered the scoring load with 26 points before fouling out. Grant Ward and Damon Mouse contributed 16 and 12, respectively.

The win is the seventh in eight contests for Sequoyah who will play its final road contest Friday when the Indians travel to Verdigris.

“Verdigris will be tough,” said Herrin. “We’re a different team the last time we played them and they probably are, too, so we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

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