Claremore Daily Progress

Sports

January 31, 2013

‘Winning with Heart’

Lady Zebras drop Skiatook, move to 7-1 in conference

CLAREMORE — Inside the Claremore High School Gym — especially in Metro Lakes Conference play — the Lady Zebras are tough to beat.

Under first-year head coach Stephanie Shaw, the Lady Zebras continued their home-court success in conference with a 45-38 win over Skiatook Tuesday night.

The win was even sweeter for the Lady Zebras not only because it stretched their league record to 7-1; but it also kept their hope alive for the conference championship.

Claremore relied on fundamentals to secure the win over Skiatook.

Basically, it came down to free throw shooting and defense.

The Lady Zebras converted 20-of-24 free throws and held Skiatook to four field goals in the second-half.

“Our defensive effort was much better this time around,” Shaw said, “but we’re also still having some break downs on what defense we’re in.”

Early on, both teams fought tooth-and-nail in the first quarter and played to an 8-8 tie.

Kaleigh Cox and Bailey Steckline combined to score 5 of the 8 points; while Skiatook freshman Mikayla Schulanberger proved to be a tough match-up.

Claremore extended its second-quarter lead to 12-9 on Steckline’s ability to cut through the lane and convert the assist from Ashlyn Glenn.

However, back-to-back layups by Schulanberger in transition put Skiatook in front at 13-12 with 5:22 remaining in the first half.

Steckline and Tristin Reynolds knocked down a pair of baskets in the paint to once again put the Lady Zebras up 16-13 with 4:14 remaining.

After Eden Henderson’s jumper narrowed the deficit to 16-15, Claremore freshman guard Cherokee Gott drained the three-pointer with 1:39 left in the first half to increase the Lady Zebras’ lead to 19-15.

Reynolds capped off the first-half scoring with a strong offensive putback and Claremore carried a 21-17 lead into halftime.

According to Shaw, “Skiatook runs the best match zone in the conference, and they’ve done a great job keeping most every team in the conference close.

“Obviously, we lost to them our second game of the year, and we went back  and watched film on the game to see what we could do better.”

Steckline and Cox combined for 11 points in the first half to lead Claremore.

In the third quarter, Claremore took its biggest lead of the game at 30-20 on Morgan Johnson’s three-pointer with 58 seconds left.

Skiatook, however, got within five points at 43-38 on Henderson’s free throw shooting with 26 seconds left in the game.

Gott and Cox led Claremore with nine points each, and Anna McGuire followed with eight. Steckline and Reynolds also contributed with six each.

Schulanberger led Skiatook with 14.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 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_0114web.jpg SOCCER: JV Lady Zebras edge Verdigris, 2-1

    Claremore sophomore forward Brylee Brasher may have felt a little out of position Monday night during the junior varsity game against Verdigris.
    Normally, starting in the goal for the Lady Zebras varsity team, Brasher came out of her comfort zone to start at forward for the Claremore JV.
    The position switch proved to be a great decision for head coach Robin Sutherland, as Brasher showed a tenacity on offense that led to Claremore’s 2-1 win over Verdigris.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Hart: Vols hoops job still 'extremely attractive'

    Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart believes the criticism former men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin encountered this season won't hinder the Volunteers' search for a successor.

    April 17, 2014

  • BIG 12 MBB: Kansas State gives Weber 1-year contract extension

    Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 school year after leading the Wildcats to 47 wins in his first two seasons, the most victories by any coach in his first two years in school history.

    April 17, 2014

  • NCAA MEN'S BB: Manning completes Wake Forest coaching staff

    New Wake Forest basketball coach Danny Manning is bringing three members of his Tulsa coaching staff with him.

    April 17, 2014

  • NCAA MEN'S BB: Duke's Parker declares for NBA Draft

    Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft.
    Coach Mike Krzyzewski says in a statement Thursday it was ''an honor for us to have him in our program.'' In an essay posted on SI.com, Parker says the NBA offers him the best chance to develop both as a player and off the court.

    April 17, 2014

  • NBA: Blake Griffin's 16th technical triggers 1-game suspension

    Blake Griffin has picked up his 16th technical foul of the season, triggering a league-mandated one-game suspension.

    April 17, 2014

  • NBA CAPSULES: Wizards top Celtics, clinch playoff berth

    Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
    The Wizards will be facing Chicago in their first playoff appearance since 2008.

    April 17, 2014

  • Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.
    It took the entire season to fill out those brackets.
    Overtime thrillers in Memphis and Charlotte, a go-ahead dunk in Oklahoma City to win a game and cap another scoring title for Kevin Durant, plus some good old-fashioned disinterest by Brooklyn ... all that, and more, on the final night of the season was needed before the eight conference-quarterfinal matchups in this season's NBA playoffs could be decided.

    April 17, 2014

  • Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

    The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.
    Though silent for decades, the former home of several Negro Leagues teams is getting another chance at bat as baseball's first National Historic Landmark.

    April 17, 2014

AP Video