Class 3A boys basketball: Stoney Newton, Okemah sink Sequoyah-Tahlequah

by Trent Shadid Published: March 8, 2013
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photo - Okemah's Stoney Newton (42) shoots over the Sequoyah defense during the state high school basketball tournament Class 3A boys semifinal game between Okemah High School and Sequoyah High School at the State Fair Arena on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Okemah's Stoney Newton (42) shoots over the Sequoyah defense during the state high school basketball tournament Class 3A boys semifinal game between Okemah High School and Sequoyah High School at the State Fair Arena on Friday, March 8, 2013, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Newton scored 12 of his points in the first half despite frequently checking out with blood on his jersey due to a cut on his hand. He eventually switched jersey numbers in the second quarter from 33 to 42.

Okemah (26-3) also had a big performance from senior Dion Scott who finished with 14 points.

Okemah led 31-19 at halftime, but outscored Sequoyah-Tahlequah 17-5 in the third quarter to open up a 48-24 lead heading into the fourth.

Tyler Jones scored 11 points off the bench to lead Sequoyah-Tahlequah (21-8), as the Indians struggled to find open shots against Okemah's smothering defense.

“They have multiple 3-point shooters that are just unbelievable and we were able to take that away,” Simon said. “We forced them to put the ball on the floor and then we were great helping each other out defense.”

by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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