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Mavs pick up big road win at Cowley, Lady Mavs lose


ARKANSAS CITY, Kansas – The #13 Northern Oklahoma College Mavericks picked up a huge road win Saturday night at #24 Cowley County 101-91.

  The Lady Mavs lost to Cowley 86-44 in the first game.

Mavs 101, Cowley 91

  Sophomore Avante Lederer scored 23 points including 14 points in a key second half stretch to lead the #13 NOC Mavericks past #24 Cowley 101-91 Saturday night in Arkansas City.

  Trailing 64-63 with 12:00 remaining, the Mavs (2-0) went on a 19-7 run with Lederer scoring 14 during that stretch.  Cowley (0-2) would never get closer than eight points the rest of the way.

Coach Donnie Jackson was ecstatic with the win, the second over the Tigers in four days.

  “That was a very big road win for us, it’s very hard to go to Cowley and win,” he said.  “I thought it was especially challenging playing them twice in four days.  They were ready to play, it was a physical contest.  Credit to our guys for matching their intensity and physicality.”

  While the Mavs led 44-37 at half, Jackson wasn’t pleased with the first half.

  “We only made one 3-pointer in the first 20 minutes,” he added.  “Avante (Lederer) stepped up big for us during that key stretch in the second half when he hit 3-3-pointers in a row.  That gave us a big boost of confidence.”

  Four other Mavs reached double figures with JD Ray adding 17, Tyrel Morgan 15, Nate Goodlow 14, and Camryn Dennis 11.  Morgan added 11 rebounds.

  NOC shot just 40 percent from the field but connected on 80 percent (35-44) from the foul line.

  The Mavs host Ft. Scott Tuesday at 4 p.m.

  “We have a day off before we prepare for Ft. Scott on Tuesday,” he said.  “We have three games left in our non-conference schedule before we start region play.  We need to take advantage of the limited time we have to get better and clean up some things we need to work on.”

Cowley 86, Lady Mavs 44

  The NOC Lady Mavs dropped to 0-2 Saturday night losing to Cowley 86-44.

  Both NOC losses are to Cowley.

  “We played better defensively in the first half,” said coach Greg Krause.  “Our offensive struggles eventually wore down our defense. Rebounding has to improve. Right now, we’re working toward improvement of shooting percentage, rebounding intensity, and defensive consistency.”

  The Lady Mavs struggled the first quarter scoring just two points but their defense kept them in the game as Cowley led by just 10-2.  Cowley stretched the lead to 26-14 at half and then dominated the second half outscoring NOC 60-30.

  NOC travels to Labette (KS) on Friday for their next game.

Cowley 86, Lady Mavs 44

                       1     2     3     4—Total

Lady Mavs    2    12   11   19–44

Cowley        10   16   34   26– 86

Lady Mavs—D. Reimer 12, M. Brown 9, C. Moore 8, C. Brinlee 7, R. Zhivachka 4, T. Cogdell 2, G. Myers 1, M. Livesay 1.

Cowley—S. Boltz 22, K. Daniels 15, R. Beard 8, M. Kowalksa 7, B. Fincher 5, K. Juresuite 4, T. Brouwer 4, L. Lally 4, S. Henderson 4, Fromming 3, T. Vang 2, J. Marinee 2, J. Spangler 2, J. Michalik 1.

NOC 101, Cowley 91

                1      2—Total

NOC     44    57—101

Cowley 37    54 – 91

NOC—A. Lederer 23, J. Ray 17, T. Morgan 15, N. Goodlow 14, C. Dennis 11, S. Grisby 7, M. Berry 6, J. Wilson 4, K. Sesberry 2, D. McLean 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 .