Claremore Daily Progress


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.

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: Houston Baptist clips ORU, 11-10

    Jose Trevino launched his second home run of the series on Saturday afternoon to send the game into extra innings, but Houston Baptist plated two runs in the 10th to avoid a three-game sweep with an 11-10 win at J.L. Johnson Stadium.

    April 20, 2014

  • SOFTBALL: Henshaw's 11th-inning HR lifts Tulsa past UTSA, 2-1

    Senior Haley Henshaw's home run in the top of the 11th inning gave No. 16 Tulsa a 2-1 win at UTSA and complete the series sweep Saturday afternoon at Roadrunner Field.

    April 20, 2014