Claremore Daily Progress


December 8, 2012

JERRY OQUIN TOURNEY: Beck sparks Lady Cards into Finals

INOLA — Taylor Beck stepped up when the Verdigris Lady Cardinals needed her most Thursday night in the Jerry Oquin Tournament semifinals.

With sophomore post Courtney Risenhoover in foul trouble early in the first half, Verdigris head coach Mike Buntin called upon the 5-foot-5 Beck to play inside and control the paint.

The move paid off as Beck scored six of her seven points in the second quarter to help spark the Lady Cardinals into the championship.

The Lady Cardinals remained perfect on the season following their 61-37 win over Tahlequah Sequoyah.

After opening with a 9-5 lead in the first quarter, Verdigris exploded for 18 points — six each by Beck and junior point guard Baileigh O’Dell — in the second quarter to carry a 27-16 margin into halftime.

Beck’s baseline jumper following Stacia Payne’s steal put the Lady Cardinals ahead 16-9 with 5:30 remaining in the first half.

Then, with 3:59 remaining, Beck muscled her way inside for an offensive putback that increased the Lady Cardinals’ lead to 18-9.

A three-pointer by junior guard Caitlyn Hanslovan put the Lady Cardinals ahead 23-13 with 2:42 remaining.

Beck continued to shine in the second quarter with another 7-foot jumper as the Lady Cardinals carried a 13-point lead into the locker room.

The Lady Cardinals (5-0) found success on the perimeter in the early stages of the third quarter as O’Dell and Hanslovan buried a pair of treys to increase the margin to 35-23.

Risenhoover’s first field goal with 4:15 remaining in the third quarter put the Lady Cardinals up 39-23.

Tahlequah Sequoyah continued to chip away at the Lady Cardinals’ lead with Courtney Jones knocking down three treys to close out the third quarter.

O’Dell scored seven of the Lady Cardinals’ 19 third quarter points and kept Verdigris out front with a 46-31 lead.

Verdigris converted two field goals and were 11-of-20 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.

O’Dell tallied a game-high 20 points and Payne added 17 to lead the Lady Cardinals’ offense.

Hanslovan and Beck also contributed with seven points apiece, while Shelby Anderson and Risenhoover added four each. Camry Collins rounded out the scoring with two points.

Verdigris faced Fort Gibson Saturday night in the championship game.

Text Only
  • DSC_0111web.jpg ‘Team behind the Team’

    For the second-straight year, the Claremore Zebra student training staff will be represented in the Oklahoma Coaches All-State games held in Tulsa.
    Meranda Golbek and Sarah Szcinski, a pair of 2014 Claremore High School graduates, earned All-State honors for their athletic training careers and will join two other student trainers from Jenks and Stillwater High School on the East squad.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • FISHFRYweb.jpg Claremore QB Club holds Fish Fry Aug. 2

    The Claremore Zebra Quarterback Club will hold its annual Fish Fry fundraiser on Aug. 2 at the Claremore High School cafeteria.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2 Texas football players charged with sexual assault

    Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.

    July 24, 2014

  • Mack Brown to serve as ABC College Football analyst

    Former Texas coach Mack Brown will serve as a studio analyst for college football games on ABC.

    Brown stepped down in December after 16 years with the Longhorns, winning the national title after the 2005 season.

    July 24, 2014

  • Auburn QB Marshall pays fine for marijuana

    Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation.

    July 24, 2014

  • NBA: Mavericks cut Rashard Lewis, add Aminu

    The Dallas Mavericks have reached a deal with free-agent forward Al-Farouq Aminu after scrapping a contract with Rashard Lewis because of a knee problem.

    July 24, 2014

  • NBA: T-Wolves weighing options with Kevin Love

    The summer of LeBron has quickly turned into the summer of Love. When it ends is anybody's guess.

    The Minnesota Timberwolves are weighing their options when it comes to trading All-Star Kevin Love, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls both trying to land the versatile forward. But any talks are complicated by an NBA rule that requires a 30-day waiting period to trade any rookie that signs his contract.

    July 24, 2014

  • NFL: RB Charles reaches deal with Chiefs

    Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs.

    The Chiefs announced the deal Wednesday night.

    July 24, 2014

  • Ex-OSU WR Blackmon arrested in Edmond

    Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested in Oklahoma on a complaint of marijuana possession.

    July 24, 2014

  • NFL: Gronkowski cleared to practice with Patriots

    Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery.

    This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first practice Thursday.

    July 24, 2014