CLAREMORE — A 39-27 advantage in the second half allowed the Claremore Sequoyah boys to take charge in a 60-44 win over Miami here Tuesday, Nov. 28.
Sequoyah also weathered a late MHS rally to claim a 48-47 win in the girls’ game.
After breaking out to a 12-6 advantage in the first quarter, Sequoyah coasted into the half of the boys’ game with a 21-17 lead.
The Eagles outscored Miami 15-11 in the third and 24-16 in the fourth to nail down their season-opening win.
Kai Hamilton was Miami’s leading scorer with 16 points.
Kaleb Jinks added nine, followed by Kaleb Jinks nine; Eli Lewis, seven; Eli Chenoweth, four; Grant Nolte, three; Conner Womack and Drew Williams, two each, and Brant Morris one.
Miami shot only 33 percent from the field, connecting on 17 of 52 shots. It was 3 of 18 on 3-point attempts, and shot 50 percent (7 of 14) at the free throw line.
Eaton scored 21 points for the Eagles, who were 18 of 33 from the field.
Sequoyah 48, Miami 47
A 14-13 edge in the fourth quarter helped Sequoyah’s girls squeeze out their win.
“We were keeping pace with them,” Miami coach Chuck Preaus said. “This may be the first time we’ve had double-digit scores in a quarter in a while. We will see them again and hopefully we can stay healthy.”
Sequoyah completed a sweep by rolling to a 60-44 decision in the boys’ game.
A bank 3-point goal by Malarie Thompson created the final margin with 3.5 seconds remaining.
“We were trying to run an inbounds to get the ball in the corner, shoot and 3 and possibly draw a foul,” Preaus said. “That didn’t work. Malarie came up with a loose ball and threw it up. It goes in, 47-48, game over.”
Sequoyah was up 12-11 after the opening quarter, then the Lady Wardogs grabbed a 24-22 lead at the half.
The hosts used a 12-10 advantage in the third quarter to create a 34-34 tie heading into the final stanza.
Three players scored in double figures for Miami, topped by Abby Osborn’s 14 points.
Thompson and Bayleigh Beckwith added 11 and 10, respectively.
Shelby Hubbard and Mary Gilbert scored six each for MHS.
Sequoyah got 14 points from Avery Tucker and 11 each from Kenzie Saul and Tori Wood.
Miami travels to Fort Gibson Friday, Dec. 1.