Claremore Daily Progress


February 2, 2014

Claremore splits with Kelley

CLAREMORE — The Claremore Lady Zebras notched their 10th win of the season, thanks to an offensive spark off the bench from freshman guard Skylar Muncy.

Muncy’s 2-for-5 shooting from the perimeter and aggressive defensive pressure helped the Class 6A No. 20 Lady Zebras erase Bishop Kelley, 44-31 Tuesday night during ‘Pink Out’ at the Claremore High School Gymnasium.

The win improved the Lady Zebras to 10-4 overall and 6-2 in the Metro Lakes Conference.

Muncy tallied seven points while playing the majority of the game in relief of starting guard Monica Taylor.

The tenacity of Muncy and senior point guard Kaleigh Cox in the front of the full-court press wreaked havoc on Bishop Kelley and helped Claremore built an 11-0 lead in the first quarter.

Though Cox only scored six points, her finesse passing in transition to Lauren Chancellor and Anna McGuire led to eight assists.

McGuire led Claremore with 14 points and Chancellor added 12.

Claremore used a pair of free throws by McGuire with 1:42 left in the first half to go up 22-9.

Then, at the buzzer, Taylor drained her three-pointer of the game to make it 26-12 in Claremore’s favor.

Defensively, Cox tallied five steals and seven rebounds to finish her night.

Claremore’s full-court press held Bishop Kelley to five field goals in the first half.

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The Claremore Zebras got behind 13-2 and never could recover as the Bishop Kelley Comets rolled to a 66-51 victory.

Matt Craig tallied a game-high 22 points and J.D. Limes added 11 to lead the Comets’ offense. Sam Litzinger also contributed with 10 points.

Freshman point guard Jeff Oxford powered Claremore with 12 points and Reid Joyner followed with 11. Rande Williams also contributed with 10.

Spencer Walden’s three-pointer with 5:12 remaining in the first half narrowed Bishop Kelley’s lead to 23-17.

That was the closest Claremore got to Kelley for the remainder of the game.

Limes’ 3-pointer at the 5:48 mark of the third quarter gave Kelley a 20-point margin at 50-30.

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