McClure.tif

Sequoyah’s Hailey McClure (40) takes a close-range shot during a home game against Chelsea on Feb. 1, 2021.

Despite having not played a game in exactly a month, Chouteau-Mazie gave the Sequoyah girls everything they could handle.

In fact, it took nearly four double-digit scorers and a heroic fourth quarter from Hailey McClure for the Lady Eagles to escape with a 51-46 road victory Tuesday night. McClure scored eight of 11 points in that final period while Sidney Roland led the team with 13 points and Abby Pennington added another 11. Kyra Crenshaw came close to double figures with nine points.

Sequoyah (6-5) trailed by seven at halftime but managed to trim the deficit to three entering the final eight minutes. That is when the quartet went to work.

McClure, Roland, Crenshaw and Pennington combined to score all 19 of the Lady Eagles’ fourth-quarter points, hitting two 3-pointers and going 7-of-12 from the free-throw line during that stretch.

The Lady Wildcats (3-4) had some offensive success of its own as Chesney Inglett (14) and Talyiah Schencks (11) combined for 25 points and Brooklin Messer and Audra Coblentz managed nine and seven, respectively, but it experienced a significant dip in the second half.

After leading 28-21 going into the break, C-M was outscored 30-18 through the remaining 16 minutes. Inglett had seven points in the second half, equaling her first-half production, but Schencks failed to score after halftime.

The game was a rematch of the Adair Invitational fifth-place game, which Sequoyah won 38-31 on Dec. 11.

Boys | Sequoyah 55, Chouteau-Mazie 40: Cooper Thompson missed the final two games of the Regent Prep Tournament last week, but he made his comeback in a big way Tuesday night.

The senior drained six 3-pointers in the second half after a one-point first half, finishing with 19 points to lead Sequoyah (10-1) to its eighth-consecutive win — all of which came by double digits. Luke Wood was the Eagles’ only other player to score in double figures with 10 points, though he produced only three in the second half in lieu of Thompson’s hot hand.

Eli Wood added eight points.

C-M (4-6) experienced an uptick in offense in the second half as well, scoring 28 points after a 12-point first half, but it wasn’t enough to simultaneously keep up with Thompson and overcome its 10-point halftime deficit.

Jaylen Miller led the Wildcats with 19 points while Daniel Chupp and Brett Gwartney added nine and eight, respectively.

Sequoyah won the first meeting between the teams 59-32 in the third-place game of the Adair Invitational on Dec. 11.

Sequoyah has a chance to avenge its lone loss when it hosts Adair for homecoming at 8 p.m. Friday inside Olan Graham Field House. The Warriors defeated the Eagles 55-45 in the semifinals of the Adair Invitational on Dec. 10.

Trending Video

Recommended for you