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#4 Mavs remain unbeaten with win over NEO


The 4th ranked Northern Oklahoma College Mavericks remained undefeated with a 74-60 win over NEO Monday night at Foster-Piper Fieldhouse.  The Lady Mavs lost to the Lady Norse 67-43.

  The Mavs (11-0) were led by JD Ray with 16 points while Dylan Mclean added 14.

  The Lady Mavs (3-7) were led by Gavriel Myers with seven points.

Mavs 74, NEO 60

  The Mavs remained unbeaten in Region 2 at 6-0 with the 14 point win.

  “Anytime you can beat NEO it is a good win,” said coach Donnie Jackson.  “They are reigning back to back conference champions and every time we play them, it is always an intense game. I thought our guys did a great job defensively and sustained the effort it takes to win tough games.”

  “I thought Dylan (McLean) and Kevin (Sesberry) played good games. Both gave us a big spark off the bench. If they can play more consistently, they can be X-Factors down the stretch.”

  The Mavs built a double figure first half lead and led 42-28 at half but could never shake the Norse.  NEO cut a 15-point second half lead to 65-55 with 1:57 left but the Mavs remained in control.

    Tyrel Morgan led the Mavs with 10 rebounds and seven assists while Ray had four steals.

  The Mavs are in Enid Thursday for the second of two with the Jets.  The Mavs were 74-62 winners earlier this season.

  “We have a monster road game at Enid on Thursday,” Jackson said.  “They are the best shooting team in our conference and they are extremely tough at home. We will have our hands full. We need to be ready to guard for 40+ minutes if we want any chance to win.”

NEO 67, Lady Mavs 43

  The Lady Mavs fell to 3-3 in conference play with Monday’s loss.

  NOC trailed the Norse women 15-12 after one period but the Norse opened the second quarter with a 10-0 run to take a 30-15 lead.

  The Lady Mavs trailed 31-23 at half but wouldn’t be closer than 10 the rest of the way.

  Chloe Brinlee and Travisha Cogdell added six points each for the Lady Mavs.

  “We may have to turn to more pressure defense to find some easy scoring opportunities,” said coach Greg Krause.  “Right now, we’re not scoring enough to put pressure on the opponent.”

  Mia Brown and Delaney Reimer led the Lady Mavs with nine rebounds and three assists each.

  The Lady Mavs travel to Enid Thursday for their second game of the season against rival NOC Enid.  The Lady Jets prevailed 59-54 in the first meeting.

Mavs 74, NEO 60

                                      1    2—Total

NEO                            28  32–  60

Mavs                           42  32–  74

NOC—J. Ray 16, D. McLean 14, A. Lederer 9, S. Grisby 9, T. Morgan 7, K. Sesberry 7, N. Goodlow 6, M. Crawford 4, J. Wilson 2.

NEO 67, Lady Mavs 43

                           1     2    3    4—Total

NEO                 15   16  12  24–  67

Lady Mavs       12   11  11   9 —  43

Lady Mavs—G. Myers 7, C. Brinlee 6, T. Cogdell 6, D. Reimer 5, M. Brown 5, R. Zhivachka 4, C. Moore 4, M. Livesay 3, K. Clemons 3.

  Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

  NOC, a public two-year community college, serves nearly 5,000 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.  Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

  NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

  Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit .