Takezono High is where Yohko, the 50th girl who dumped Sakuragi is studying with her boyfriend, Tatsumasa Oda. She dumped Sakuragi for Oda, who is a basketball player. Sakuragi has always hated Oda for that reason and it was why Sakuragi hated basketball in the first place.
Shohoku had a practice match with Takezono which is shown in the first Slam Dunk OVA. This is after the practice match with Ryonan but before the Kanagawa Trials. Sakuragi was still a beginner.
Before match Sakuragi meets Yokho and Oda. Oda looks down him and gets angry to see Hanamichi in basketball jersey. While he always practiced hard in secondary school the only thing Sakuragi did was fighting.Takezono school's 70% is formed by girl students. In matches the other teams are effected from their crowded cheers for Takezono basketball team. As usual this also effects Shohoku team, except Rukawa.
Ace of Takezono, Oda, injures his ankle but he still wants to play during Takezono's match against Kainan to get into the Kanagawa Finals. Yohko worries about him and Sakuragi hates to see her like that. Sakuragi goes to see Oda and before he begin a fight with him the Sakuragi Gundan stops him in time. Oda still plays telling Yohko not to worry. During the match, his ankle hurts more and when he is about to give up Sakuragi threats him. Oda listens to Sakuragi and doesn't give up. Sakuragi skips training to meet Oda the day before the match and practices by himself all through the night to make up for the training he lost.