Claremore Daily Progress


December 8, 2012

Inola’s OT rally falls short in Jerry Oquin semifinals

INOLA — So close, yet five points away from an All-Rogers County boys’ final in the Jerry Oquin Tournament.

Tahlequah Sequoyah and Inola played right down to the wire Thursday night, with the Indians winning 78-73 in overtime.

With Tahlequah Sequoyah leading 68-64 in the fourth quarter, Inola guard Koltyn Morel came off the bench to drain two of the biggest shots of his basketball career.

Morel’s first three-pointer with 15 seconds left in regulation cut the Indians’ lead to 68-67.

After the Indians converted a pair of free throws to make it 70-67 with 11 seconds left, Morel answered once again from long distance.

As time ticked down, Morel caught a pass from Jay Powers in the left corner and immediately fired up his second trey — a buzz-beater — to tie the game at 70 and force the four-minute overtime period.

Morel entered the game with 0:41 left in the fourth quarter as Inola’s Aaron Davis fouled out with 15 points.

Morel’s performance in the final 15 seconds was clutch for the Longhorns.

The Indians took a 72-70 lead in the early stages of overtime on free throw conversions by B.J. Leach.

Powers followed with a 1-of-2 performance at the free throw line to trim the deficit to 72-71.

After Ryan Helsey’s driving layup put the Indians up 74-71 with 1:42 left, Inola’s Taylor Mootry caught a pass in the lane from Powers and knocked down the short-range jumper to cut the deficit to 74-73.

The Indians’ free throw shooting down the stretch, combined with back-to-back turnovers by Inola, sealed the win for Tahlequah Sequoyah.

Leach converted 5 of his 6 free throws in overtime, and Tahlequah Sequoyah was 6-of-8 from the charity stripe in the final four minutes of action.

Inola, who led 20-18 in the first quarter and rallied to make it 30-30 at halftime, carried a 52-49 lead into the fourth quarter.

Davis ignited the Longhorns in the third quarter with three treys and Mootry added six points in the paint.

Tahlequah Sequoyah’s perimeter defense held Inola’s Travis Hall without a field goal for 36 minutes.

Mootry led Inola with 24 points, while Powers finished with 13.

Helsey recorded a game-high 30 points and Leach chipped in 24 to spark the Indians.


Text Only
  • DSC_0237web.jpg Hrdlicka, Teter pour ‘heart’ into Zebra soccer program

    For the past four years, Claremore High School seniors Katelin Teter and Nick Hrdlicka have represented the ‘heart and soul’ of the Lady Zebra and Zebra soccer programs.
    The soccer duo will join seven other seniors on Friday night for Homecoming against Collinsville at Lantow Field.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • DSC_0014web.jpg 9 straight for Lady Zebras

    Claremore sophomore forward Bailey Steckline got the ‘hat-trick’ plus one Tuesday night in the Lady Zebras’ 10-0 win over Tulsa Memorial at  LaFortune Stadium.
    Steckline tallied two goals in the first half, and added two more in the second to complete her impressive night.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0156web.jpg Tulsa Memorial holds off Zebras, 2-1

    Tulsa Memorial scored a pair of first-half goals  to steal the momentum away from the Claremore Zebras, as well as the 2-1 win Tuesday night in Metro Lakes Conference action at LaFortune Stadium.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0015web.jpg BASEBALL: Whatley, Howe power Zebras past Tahlequah

    Claremore’s Matt Whatley has proven over the past four years that he’s one of the toughest outs in the Metro Lakes Conference.
    On Tuesday, Whatley went 3-for-4 with two singles and a triple while sparking the Zebras to a 12-2 win over Tahlequah in five innings at American Legion Park.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • BASEBALL: Dewey takes pair from Sequoyah

    It’s very difficult to win when you can’t score.
    Class 4A third-ranked Dewey blanked homestanding Sequoyah 7-0 and 2-0 in a district doubleheader on Tuesday, improving to 21-3 with a dominating two-hit pitching performance in the opener and a four-hitter in the nightcap.

    April 18, 2014

  • SOCCER: Sequoyah topples No. 15 Catoosa, 1-0

    Sequoyah boys soccer coach Bob Campbell had one phrase to sum up his feelings following the Eagles’ game with 15th ranked Catoosa at home Tuesday night.
    “We’re in the driver’s seat.’’
    Alex Bourgeois scored late in the first half and Sequoyah made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over the Indians in a showdown for the district lead.

    April 18, 2014

  • Jackson sprints Zebras to 1st place at OBU Relays

    Claremore senior sprinter Tyler Jackson felt the need for speed Wednesday afternoon at the Oklahoma Baptist University High School Invitational.
    Jackson notched a pair of first-place victories in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash to help Claremore earn 130 points for top honors.

    April 18, 2014

  • BASEBALL: Arkansas Tech roughs up ‘Cats

    The Rogers State University baseball team had a disappointing finish in its home finale as No. 12-ranked Arkansas Tech blanked the Hillcats 11-0 Tuesday evening in non-conference action from the Diamond Sports Complex.

    April 18, 2014

  • BASEBALL: Southwest Baptist slips past NSU, 5-3

     The Northeastern State baseball team lost 5-3 to Southwest Baptist Thursday afternoon at Dobson Field.
    The RiverHawks (19-22, 15-18 MIAA) held a 3-0 lead early in the contest, but a late rally from the Bearcats (23-18, 19-13 MIAA) and costly errors from the visitors allowed the home team to secure the series-opening triumph.

    April 18, 2014

  • WOMEN'S TENNIS: Conference champion NSU lands top seed in MIAA tourney

    The No. 31-ranked Northeastern State women's tennis team has drawn the top seed in the 2014 MIAA Women's Tennis Championship, the league announced Thursday morning.

    April 18, 2014