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February 23, 2013

Sequoyah shakes controversy, Beggs in regionals

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Girls

Sequoyah 58, Beggs 52


The Lady Indians overcame a nervous start to down the Lady Demons in the regional semifinal in Beggs.

Trailing 17-13 after the first quarter, Sequoyah coach Larry Shade thought a change in defensive strategy might get the offense going.

“We decided to switch to a box-and-one,” Shade said. “That got everything going in our favor.”

The change in tempo helped the Lady Indians to start the second quarter on an 11-2 run on the way to a 28-27 lead at the half.

With Sequoyah hanging on to its one-point lead at 37-36, Feather Pacheco drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Lady Indians a 40-36 lead and all the momentum.

“That was huge,” Shade said. “Normally we have Courtney (Jones) take that shot but Feather can hit it just as well, and did.”

Jones, the only senior, was not short changed on her points as she and Audrey Ballou tied for team-high honors with 19 points. Beggs, 19-6 and No. 7 in Class 3A, was led by Casey Miller with 17 points and Kadee Campo with 11 points.

“Once we were able to get our inside game open, we were able to open it up,” Jones said. “Being the only senior, it feels great to be headed to the regional final.”

In the regional final, Sequoyah will play Henryetta at 6:30 p.m. in Okmulgee while Beggs meets the winner of Okmulgee and Chandler at 1:30 p.m. today in a consolation bracket game.

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