Sallisaw gets road sweep against Checotah, travel to Muldrow tonight
CHECOTAH — The Sallisaw High School basketball teams got a pair of road NOAA Conference wins Tuesday night against the host Checotah squads.
The Lady Diamonds opened the night with a 47-34 win over the Lady Wildcats, then the Black Diamonds tamed the ’Cats 42-36 to end the night.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Diamonds (3-3 overall, 1-1 in NOAA Conference play) jumped out to a 13-9 lead after a quarter, which became a 26-17 halftime advantage and a 42-28 lead going into the final period.
For the game, Sallisaw put a trio of players in double figures, led by Molly Carver’s 17 points and 14 points from each Hannah Palmer and Kayli Macon, who was named to the First United Bank Basketball Classic All-Tournament Team last weekend. Alayna Locust-Trammel added two points.
In the boys’ contest, the Black Diamonds (4-2, 1-1) broke an 8-all tie with a 15-5 second quarter to take a 23-13 halftime lead. The Wildcats outscored the Black Diamonds 2321 in the second half, but Checotah’s rally came up short.
For the game, Cooper Jackson scored 12 points and Cooper Carter added 11 points to lead Sallisaw, followed by Wes Rodriguez with eight points, Cooper Cox with six points and Max Stump with five points. Cox and Jackson were named to the First United Bank Basketball Classic All-Tournament Team last weekend.
The Sallisaw teams will stay in NOAA action tonight as they travel down U.S. 64 to meet the Muldrow squads, which will be celebrating homecoming at Roger Sharp Activity Center. Since it is Muldrow’s homecoming, the boys’ game will be first at 6 p.m., followed by the girls’ contest at 7:30 p.m.