Together everyone achieves more.
It took a total team effort from the Claremore Lady Zebras Tuesday night to blow out the Coweta Lady Tigers, 57-18 in Metro Lakes Conference play at the Claremore High School Gymnasium.
Fresh off a nail-biting 59-57 loss to Grove last Friday, the Lady Zebras bounced back with feisty defense to hold Coweta to six field goals in 32 minutes.
Sparked by tenacious play from senior point guard Kaleigh Cox and Monica Taylor in the backcourt, as well as dominating pressure from Lauren Chancellor, Anna McGuire and Bailey Steckline in the front court, Coweta’s offense never could find a rhythm against Claremore.
Claremore’s defense fueled the offense and allowed the Lady Zebras to jump out to a 9-1 lead after the first quarter.
Chancellor scored Claremore’s first five points in the opening quarter, and finished with seven on the night.
Claremore (2-1) built a 9-0 lead before Coweta’s Miranda Elliott converted a free throw with 1:03 remaining in the opening quarter.
After getting off to a sluggish start from the perimeter, Claremore answered with a pair of three pointers from McGuire and Taylor to extend the Claremore lead to 19-5 with 2:52 left in the first half.
Claremore outscored Coweta, 20-6 in the second quarter and carried a 29-7 lead into halftime.
Taylor, McGuire and Chancellor combined 21 of the Lady Zebras’ 29 points in the first 16 minutes.
Also, Claremore knocked down six treys, including two each from McGuire and Taylor.
McGuire’s second trey of the game put Claremore up 32-7 with 6:52 left in the third quarter. The long-range shot continued a 13-0 scoring that started with 1:03 left in the second quarter.
Both McGuire and Taylor scored 11 points on the night, followed by Chancellor with seven. Cox and Allison Howell also had six points apiece.
Brylie Brasher contributed off the bench with a short-range jumper from Cox that increased Claremore’s lead to 38-7.
Right before the end of the third quarter, Taylor knocked down her second trey and Morgan Johnson buried a three-pointer to push the Lady Zebras’ lead to 46-8.
Skylar Muncy capped the third quarter scoring with a steal and the layup that carried Claremore into the fourth quarter with a comfortable 48-8 lead.
Claremore’s offensive attack in the third quarter outscored Coweta, 19-1.
Throughout the second half, Claremore head coach Stephanie Shaw was able to utilize her bench, allowing her starters to rest.
Senior guard Alex Crews came off the bench in the fourth quarter to bury a three-pointer, putting Claremore up 55-12 with 2:30 left in the game.
Together everyone achieves more.
District champions ... Enough said!
Claremore freshman forward Olivia Maulsby converted a game-winning header with 1:22 remaining to lead the No. 4-ranked Lady Zebras past No. 5 Skiatook, 2-1 Tuesday night in Metro Lakes Conference play at Lantow Field.
SOCCER: Bulldogs spoil ‘Senior Night’ for Zebras
Claremore senior goalkeeper Sam Lillie made the most of his first and last varsity start Tuesday night against Skiatook on Senior Night at Lantow Field.
For 40 minutes, Lillie was flawless in the goal, allowing only one goal and making several tenacious stops against the fiery Bulldogs.
The second-half, however, told a different story as No. 3 Skiatook scored four goals and enjoyed a 5-0 win over the No. 15 Zebras.
Berryhill’s White strikes out 17, tosses no-hitter over No. 1 Verdigris
Top-ranked Class 3A Verdigris got White-washed by 4A No.3 Berryhill on Tuesday night.
In a battle of 2013 state champions, Chiefs’ ace Nick White — a future Oklahoma State pitcher — fired a no-hitter with 17 strikeouts, igniting a 5-0 victory over the Cardinals.
Stilwell’s Lea signs with RSU men's basketball
Rogers State University men's basketball head coach Justin Barkley announced the addition of standout center Matt Lea for the 2014-15 season.
SOCCER: No. 2 Lady Cards roll past Oologah
Verdigris senior forward Caitlyn Hanslovan tallied another ‘hat trick’ in her illustrious Lady Cardinals soccer career Tuesday night at Oologah.
The three goals by Hanslovan soared the second-ranked Lady Cardinals past Oologah, 5-0 in non-conference play at Mustangs Stadium.
5 Claremore HS tennis players earn all-conference
The Claremore High School boys and girls varsity tennis programs had five players receive Metro Lakes all-conference recognition.
SOFTBALL: Horner's RBI-single lifts No. 15 Tulsa past OSU, 1-0
Catherine Horner's RBI single in the sixth inning and Aimee Creger's three-hit shutout gave No. 15 University of Tulsa (42-5) a 1-0 win over Oklahoma State (24-21) at Cowgirl Stadium on Wednesday night.
ORU's Romano named to NCBWA Stopper of the Year watch list
Oral Roberts University junior reliever Jordan Romano has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year mid-season watch list, the organization announced on Wednesday.
SOFTBALL: OU's Stevens tosses one-hitter past North Texas
Sophomore Kelsey Stevens was just three outs away from her first no-hitter as a Sooner, but a one-hitter was still a fine consolation prize as No. 17/12 Oklahoma shut out North Texas, 3-0, on Wednesday night.
OSU women's basketball adds JUCO duo
Oklahoma State's women's basketball team has signed a pair of junior college players it was announced today by Cowgirl head coach Jim Littell.
Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College's Roddricka Patton and Rylie Swanson, a product of Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, both signed National Letters of Intent and will join the OSU program for the upcoming season.
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