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 The Northern Oklahoma College Lady Mavs gave coach Greg Krause an early birthday present (March 16) as his Lady Mavs beat Redlands 77-69 Saturday afternoon at Foster-Piper Fieldhouse.

  The win was Krause’s 600th coaching victory.

  The 4th ranked Mavs men rebounded with a 73-64 win over Redlands

Lady Mavs 77, Redlands 69

  The Lady Mavs (4-8) improved to 4-3 in region play while Redlands (7-4) dropped to 4-4 in Region 2 with the 77-69 win.

  NOC had balanced scoring with five in double figures.  Delaney Reimer had 15 while Celeste Moore had 13, Travisha Cogdell11, Lauren Coates 11, and Mia Brown 10.

  “Our offense was more consistent,” said coach Greg Kause.  “We had good point distribution with five players in double figures, and our shooting percentages were much improved.”

  Chloe Brinlee had seven rebounds while Coates added six.  Brown and Gavriel Myers had three steals each.

  The Mavs jumped out to an early lead building a 37-27 halftime lead.

  After Redlands cut the lead to 37-33, the Lady Mavs extended the lead to 51-42.

  NOC continued their advantage over the Lady Cougars but Redlands made a late run cutting the lead to 71-67.

  The Lady Mavs then regained control as Coates scored six straight to extend the lead to the 77-69 final.

  NOC shot 45% from the field and 46% from 3-point range.

Mavs 73, Redlands 64

  NOC (12-1) improved to 8-2 in Region 2 while Redlands (8-7) fell to 2-7 in league play with Saturday’s win.

  Tyrel Morgan led the Mavs with 27 while JD Ray added 14.

  “It wasn’t a pretty win, but it was a win,” said coach Donnie Jackson.  “We did some good things in spots, and I’m proud of the guys for finding a way.  Tyrel (Morgan) carried us yesterday. It was a much needed performance.”

  The Mavs never trailed in Saturday’s game but could never put the Cougars away.

  The Mavs led 41-33 and then built a 69-49 lead but Redlands rallied to within 69-59 with 2:27 left.  The   Mavs then played out the string winning 73-64.

  Morgan had 11 rebound while Mark Berry added eight.  Ray had four assists and Morgan added three steals.

  The Mavs shot 43% from the field and 74% from the foul line.

  NOC hosts Connors on Monday.

  “We have a big game Monday against Connors.,” Jackson said.  “They are a very physical team and have two of the top players in conference. There is a lot at stake in the conference standings so we need to be ready for their best shot.”

Lady Mavs 77, Redlands 69

                           1     2     3     4–Total

Redlands          11    16   25   17– 69

Lady Mavs       19    18   22  18–  77

Lady Mavs–D. Reimer 15, C. Moore 13, T. Cogdell 11, L. Coates 11, M. Brown 10, C. Brinlee 8, R. Zhivachka 3, M. Livesey 3, K. Clemons 2, G. Myers 1.

Mavs 73, Redlands 64

                      1     2—Total

Redlands      33   31– 64

Mavs             41   32– 73

Mavs–T. Morgan 27, J. Ray 14, D. McLean 9, C. Dennis 6, M. Berry 6, N. Goodlow 5, S. Grisby 4, A. Lederer 2.

  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 www.noc.edu .