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February 3, 2013

Mootry, ‘Horns overpower Eagles, 87-58

INOLA — While his sister, Kristen, was dialing long distance in the first game; Inola power forward Taylor Mootry was controlling the paint in the night-cap.

Mootry’s 18 points proved to be a valuable asset for the Longhorns in an 87-58 win over the Claremore Sequoyah Eagles Friday night in Will Rogers Conference action.

Like his sister, Mootry dominated the first half and sparked the Longhorns to a 39-28 halftime lead.

The 6-foot-2 power forward tallied eight points to lead a balanced offense in the first half.

Sequoyah kept it close early and led 21-16 after the first quarter.

Alex McGoffin, who finished with a game-high 24 points, and Blake Mills combined for 16 of the 21 points.

McGoffin and Mills tallied eight points each in the first quarter after seeing Sequoyah fall behind 12-6 with 4:01 left.

A deep three-pointer by Mills with 2:51 remaining in the opening quarter cut Inola’s lead to 12-11.

After Mootry’s offensive putback extended the Inola lead back to 14-11, McGoffin’s driving layup quickly made it 14-13.

Benny Sandecki drained a three-pointer with 1:47 left in the quarter and Sequoyah led 16-14.

Another three-pointer by Mills and the Eagles’ were soaring to a 19-14 cushion.

Mootry, though, converted the give-and-go from Travis Hall in the paint to squelch Sequoyah’s scoring run and cut the deficit to 19-16 with 50 seconds left.

But, Mills once again showed his ability to weave through Inola’s 1-3 zone defense for a penetrating layup that gave Sequoyah a boost of momentum going into the second quarter and a 21-16 lead.

The Longhorns, however, found success on the perimeter in the second quarter and knocked down four treys to go up 39-28 at halftime.

Hall’s three-pointer to open the second quarter cut Sequoyah’s lead to 21-19, and Garrett Glass’s trey followed up Mootry’s basket in the lane to put Inola in front at 24-22.

Another long-range bomb from Hall with 5:15 left in the first half increased Inola’s lead to 27-22.

Mills, though, went coast-to-coast on the layup to rally Sequoyah to a 28-26 deficit with 3:47 left until halftime.

In the final three minutes, Inola outscored Sequoyah, 11-2, highlighted Donald Chasteen’s offensive putback and Zac Proctor’s three-pointer.

Mootry and Hall combined for 15 points in the first half, and Proctor added seven off the bench. Aaron Davis also had six on a pair of three pointers in the first quarter.

McGoffin led Sequoyah at the break with 11 points and Mills added 10.

Coming out in the third quarter, the Longhorns’ perimeter offense took flight.

The Longhorns drained five treys — including three straight by Jay Powers and two from Glass.

Powers’ second trey with 5:50 remaining in the third quarter put Inola up 46-31.

Glass’s first of two treys in the quarter extended Inola’s lead to 60-37.

In the fourth quarter, Powers’ brother, Jett, also knocked down a pair of three pointers off the bench to finish with seven points.

The loss for Sequoyah dropped the Eagles to 5-13 on the season.

Along with Mootry, Glass added 13 points and Hall finished with 11. Proctor also contributed with 10.

Mills ended his night with 13 points.

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