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January 21, 2013

METRO LAKES CONFERENCE BB: Tahlequah splits with Skiatook

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TAHLEQUAH — Jhonett Cookson scored 10 for Tahlequah (5-2 in league and 8-6 overall). Beaston and Whitney Wright each had four steals. Marisa Girdner and Beaston had two assists each.

Eden Henderson led Skiatook’s scoring with 14 and Mikayla Schulanberger added 10. Madison Stuckey pulled down a game-high nine rebounds. The Bulldogs stand 1-6 and 2-10 on the season.

Skiatook 62, Tahlequah (boys) 61, OT

Garrett Massey picked a rolling basketball that had somehow got through a sea of legs inside the paint, shot and scored with a less than a second left to give the Bulldogs an overtime victory.

The game was almost an exact replay of the one earlier in the season. Tahlequah had one last shot to win that night, but missed. This time it was Skiatook that had the last chance and cashed in.

It was a tough loss for the Tigers. Coach Mike Leafgreen’s team managed to send the game into overtime with two seconds left in regulation when Jake Vader rebounded Dalton Cunningham’s missed shot and scored the equalizer.

It was a back-and-forth contest. Tahlequah led 17-5 before Skiatook unleashed six, first-half 3-point baskets.

The Tigers (2-5 in league and 4-10 overall) rebuilt the lead to 43-34 before the Bulldogs rallied again. Skiatook led 54-52 with 24 seconds left in regulation before Vader’s big basket.

Vader also gave Tahlequah its last lead off a beautiful assist from Will Carlile with 22 seconds remaining in overtime. Vader’s clutch shot made it 61-60.

That would set the stage for the wild finish. Skiatook came down the court and the ball seemed to go everywhere before Massey picked it up and scored.

“We showed some good signs,” Leafgreen said. “Mentally, we had a few errors and the coach did, too, but the effort was good and defensively we were good.”

The wild finish overshadowed four Tigers scoring 10 or more points. Vader had a double-double performance with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Cunningham had a game-high 14 points and Lain Wright and Carlile each scored 10 points.

A.J. Surritte hit a game-high 25 points for Skiatook (3-4 and 5-7) and had nine rebound. Big Jesse Haynes scored only nine, but had 14 rebounds and was a force to contend with in the middle all night. Massey tallied 11.

 

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