MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Prep Sports

December 7, 2012

Roughers short on tall order; Lady Roughers get even

Tahlequah teams win in own tourney

(Continued)

 

Muskogee girls roll

So much for rotation adjustments.

This one was never in doubt as the Lady Roughers (1-1) rebounded from a disappointing season-opening loss to Sapulpa, storming to a 26-1 lead after one quarter and cruised from there in a 53-11 win over Oklahoma City Southeast.

“They’re not going to be the strongest team we see, but I think the girls had a little salt in their mouth (from Tuesday) and they were eager to take care of business and they just happened to take it out on the first team that got ‘em,” MHS coach Doyle Rowland said.

“We were high-intensity on offense and our defense matched it, allowing the offense to get some easy baskets on transition.”

Kelsey McClure scored 17 points, all in the first half, and had six rebounds and two steals. Alexus Wilson scored 11 with eight rebounds and four steals. Mari Jackson had her first varsity double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

“I sat down earlier today and explained to every player what their role was, every one of them,” Rowland said. “They understood that and went out and executed. If everyone plays that way game in game out, we’ll be tough to beat. But we have a tough one coming up.”

Muskogee gets Rogers (Ark.) Heritage, a 40-35 winner over Yukon, in a 7 p.m. semifinal. The winner moves to Saturday’s championship game, also at 7.

Other scores:

David Dick scored 16 points to lead Tahlequah (1-1) to a 64-54 victory over Sapulpa, Muskogee’s season-opening opponent.

Dick helped the Tigers’ bench outscore Sapulpa’s reserves, 29-4. Darius Madison, a 6-6 senior forward, came off the bench to provide the Tigers with 13 points and nine rebound

“That was a good bounce-back for us,” said Dick, who scored 10 points after halftime against Sapulpa (0-2). “We really needed that.”

Tahlequah gets Moore, a 56-40 winner over Sand Springs in an 8:30 p.m. semifinal today.

Back to the girls side, Randee O’Donnell, who struggled to hit shots early on, righted herself and led Tahlequah with 12 points and eight rebounds as the Lady Tigers advanced to the semifinals and will play Moore at 4 p.m. today.

“I didn’t know how we were going to come out and play, because you always hate those early games,” Tahlequah coach Chad Walker said. “But I was proud of the girls, I thought they fought through an early bug and snapped out of it.”

Tahlequah (2-0) fell into a funk in the first quarter when it allowed Sand Springs to tie the game at 7. From there, it was all Lady Tigers as they closed the first period on a 5-0 run and outscored Sand Springs 17-6 in the second quarter.

Also in the girls bracket, Muskogee’s JV lost to Moore 56-41 as Lanice Rozell had 11 points. Muskogee JV plays Sand Springs at 10 a.m. today in the consolation round.

CNHI’s Ben Johnson contributed to this story.

Text Only
Prep Sports
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks