BRISTOW — It all came together Friday for the Sequoyah Lady Eagles in one neat little package.

The offense. The defense. The execution. It was a blue-ribbon performance.

The Lady Eagles handed previously undefeated Seminole a 46-31 setback in the semifinals of the 40th Bristow Invitational high school basketball tournament in the Chuck West Fieldhouse.

The 10th-ranked Class 4A Lady Eagles put their 7-1 record on the line Saturday night in the championship game against Metro Christian, a 57-47 winner over Bristow. Metro, 6-3, is No. 13 in the Class 3A poll from OkRankings.com.

Sequoyah put an exclamation point on its presentation Friday by holding the Lady Chieftains scoreless for the final six minutes of the game.

And, Sequoyah had four starters with 10 to 13 points each.

“That was a good game. A great game,” Sequoyah coach Russell Morgan said.

“You want my definition of a good game? Great offense. Great defense,” he said.

“We played with defensive intensity, taking away their best players.

“Offensively, we were patient. We focused on running our offense.”

Seminole, 15th ranked in Class 3A, had won eight in a row, defeating teams by as much as 28 and 45 points.

The Lady Eagles would have none of that Friday.

In the second half, they shackled Seminole's offense.

Seminole, which had one little run in the second quarter to reduce a 12-point deficit to four, hit only four of 27 field-goal attempts after intermission while committing nine turnovers.

The Lady Chieftains could not contend with the likes of Megan Fuller and Jessica Harrison. Not to mention Stevey Conger and Jennifer Morris.

The 6-foot Fuller harvested 15 rebounds, the same number she collected in Thursday's opening win over Cushing. The 5-9 Harrison contributed eight rebounds while leading the Sequoyah scoring with 13. Conger, scoring in every quarter as Fuller did, finished with 11 points. Morris, who hit two of two from 3-point distance, had 10 points.

Harrison also played a big role defensively, helping to contain the 5-10 Marty Williams. She had but five points.

“Jessica played with a lot of passion,” Morgan said. “Defensively, she really took the Williams girl out of their offense.”

Offensively, Sequoyah built its 25-19 halftime advantage on nine-of-18 shooting from the field, including three of five treys.

Sequoyah pushed its lead to 32-21 by 3:20 of the third period before allowing a another small run by the Lady Chieftains.

In the fourth, however, the Lady Chieftains had nothing left to run with. They converted only one of 15 field goal attempts, and that came with 6 1/2 minutes remaining, when they thought they still had a shot at Sequoyah.

A free throw at 6:05 trimmed their deficit to 37-31, but they never found the range again. Sequoyah had all the answers.

Four Lady Eagles counted free throws in the final quarter, totaling seven of nine.

Fuller drew the full attention of Seminole's defenders, constantly battling the one-two punch of Williams and the 5-10 Devon May.

Fuller pulled down seven of her rebounds in the third quarter alone, and blocked two shots in the game.

In the boys bracket, Sequoyah dropped its consolation game to Metro Christian's junior varsity, 62-55.



SEQUOYAH 46, SEMINOLE 31

Girls

Seminole 10 9 9 3 — 31

Sequoyah 14 11 10 11 — 46

Seminole — Mills 11, Williams 5, Tatum 4, Christopher 4, May 4, Chupco 3.

Sequoyah — Harrison 13, Conger 11, Fuller 10, Morris 10, May 2.



METRO JV 62, SEQUOYAH 55

Metro Christian JV 20 19 10 13 — 62

Sequoyah 17 13 14 11 — 55

MetroChristian JV — Jake 21, Zach 11, Cabeh 8, Will 7, Hunter 6, Eli 6, Andrew 2, Chris 1.

Sequoyah — Owens 24, Dorsey 14, Eaton 6, Delozier 4, Cole 2, Smith 2, Johnson 2, Devore 1.

This Week's Circulars