MUSKOGEE – The Sequoyah Lady Indians defeated the Muskogee Rougherettes 62-41 to claim the Large School Girls’ Tournament Championship of the 26th Annual Bedouin Shrine Classic, Saturday night at the Civic Assembly Center.

Sequoyah (9-1) was led by Shawna Singleterry’s 34 points. Sophomore Angel Goodrich poured in 19.

The Lady Indians got off to a slow start, allowing the Rougherettes to take a 4-point lead at 11:07, with 4:32 left to play in the first. Muskogee sharp-shooter Heather Davis scored 8 consecutive points on two 3-pointers and a mid-range jumper. The Rougherettes forced an unusual number of turnovers by the Lady Indians, and led 16-10 at the end of one, despite a pair of 3-pointers by Goodrich and Singleterry. Singleterry added two free throws, and Lorin Hammer chipped in with a field goal.

Sequoyah’s defense stiffened and their offense got rolling in the second quarter. Singleterry hit two 3-pointers, and steals by Goodrich, Sukey Deere and Cassie Moore led to easy baskets by Goodrich and Singleterry. Goodrich picked the pocket of Rougherette players within a 10-second span to give the Lady Indians a 28-19 lead, with 2:02 remaining before intermission.

Another pair of steals by Goodrich, the preseason Class 3A Player Of the Year, led the baskets by Hammer and Brea Brewer to complete a 24-3 run that gave Sequoyah a halftime lead of 34-19. Muskogee’s only points came on a trio of free throws. The Rougherettes were 0-12 from the field in the decisive second period.

The shooting of Singleterry gave Sequoyah their first 20-point lead of the game at 39-19, with 5:12 left in the third. The senior forward scored the first 10 points of the period. Hammer connected on a 3-pointer for good measure, and Singleterry added two more.

Sequoyah cruised to the championship in the fourth. Muskogee outscored the Lady Indians 14-13 in the final stanza, but the offensive production of Singleterry and Goodrich – who scored 5 and 6 points respectively – was too much for the Rougherettes to handle.

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