Posted On: 02/13/18 9:34 PM
The game never seemed close as Coweta jumped out to an early lead. Coweta was up 9 at the end of the first quarter and 13 at the half. Coweta seemed to dominate the whole game, but at one point Tahlequah closed the lead all the way to 3 points. Even when only trailing by three, it never seemed like the Tahlequah Tigers were in the game. They played with little emotion besides when they went on their short run. In the end the Coweta pulled away for a comfortable 57-45 victory.
Andrew Keathley 2019 Coweta Post
Keathley was the MVP on the night. Keathley was dominant on both ends of the court as the Coweta Guards fed him for most of the night. Keathley struggled from the charity stripe throughout the game, but kept finishing the first half of the old-fashioned 3-point play. He was dominant on the defensive end as well. No one on the court came within 3 inches of Keathley and it showed as his length affected shots all night long. On one occasion Keathley had 3 blocks on the same Tahelquah possession. Keathley was only kept quiet when he was in foul trouble early in the fourth quarter. Keathley came back in and changed the momentum of a Coweta run when he entered back in the game for Coweta in the fourth quarter. Keathley finished with 11 points on the night.
Makhi Jacobs 2018 Coweta Guard
Jacobs flew under the radar for most of the game. He was a player that just played his role throughout the game. He moved the ball quickly on the offensive end and kept offense spread. Jacobs had a big second quarter scoring wise, when he scored 9 points. He was the most athletic player on the court and used that to his advantage when attacking the basket. Jacobs was the top-scorer on the game with 14 points.
Braden Norris 2018 Coweta Guard
Norris had a big game for the Coweta Tigers on the night. Norris has a unique looking shot with his left hand, but it works for him. Norris was in charge of the offense for the Coweta Tigers as they were dominant on the night. Norris found the open man and even on a few opportunities hit big shots for the Tigers.
Looking to the future:
Tahlequah only had one lone senior on their senior night. The future looks bright with so many young talents getting their opportunity for the Tigers.
Kooper McAlvin 2020 Tahlequah Post
Hayden Wagers 2021 Tahlequah Post
Tahlequah struggled on the night to find their rhythm. In the first quarter it looked like they had found it as McAlvin and Wagers connected on multiple occasions. However, after these encounters, the Tigers struggled to find their young post players. Throughout the game, both of these players had their moments including a dime of a full-court pass by McAlvin in the second half to spurn a run from the Tahlequah Tigers. Wagers and McAlvin both finished the game with 4 points a piece.
Lyndon Steed 2019 Tahlequah Guard
Steed was a bright spot for Tahlequah on the night. He led the charge back when Tahlequah got within 3 in the fourth quarter and showed a solid stroke from behind the arc. Steed was Tahlequah’s offense on the night as the team struggled. He scored a team-high 16 points. With most of the Tahlequah team coming back next season, they will be intriguing to keep an eye on as they develop.