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NOC Basketball splits series vs. Western


#7 Mavs rout Western


  The 7th ranked Northern Oklahoma College Mavericks routed Western 92-70 Monday night at Foster-Piper Fieldhouse while the Lady Mavs lost to Western 70-59.

  NOC (18-2) improved to 4-2 in Region 2 while Western (9-10) dropped to 1-5.

  The Lady Mavs (3-15) fell to 0-6 in league play while Western improved to 10-8) and 3-3 in OCAC play.

  Mavs 92, Western 70

  The Mavs used 21 points from Avante Lederer to cruise past Western Monday night.

  Barron Tanner added 17 points off the Mavs bench while Tyrel Morgan added 16.

  NOC led Western 49-39 at half behind Lederer’s five 3-point baskets.  Then, Western cut the lead to 60-55 early in the second half before the Mavs went on a 20-1 run to build an 80-56 lead.

  “I’m glad we bounced back from our Murray game (66-62 loss),” said coach Donnie Jackson.  “The guys had two good practices leading up to Western.  I wasn’t expecting zone for 40 minutes but it was good for our guys to see that.”

  “We weren’t overly sharp at the beginning of the game but we had consistent energy for the most part and I credit our depth for being the advantage of us winning this game,” he added.

  “We have a big road game Thursday at Eastern,” he said.  “They are a really, really good team at home, they play a unique style and they fire up a bunch of 3-pointers.  We will  need to have two good days of practice and a locked in mindset if we want to win.”

 Western 70, Lady Mavs 59

  A slow start doomed the Lady Mavs Monday night against Western in a 70-59 loss.

  Western jumped out to an 18-3 first quarter lead forcing NOC to play catch-up the entire night.

  NOC trailed 43-19 at half but rallied in the second half cutting the Western lead to 65-58 with 1:11 to play before losing 70-59.

  Hannah Maples led the Lady Mavs with 18 while Lauren Coates added 14 from the NOC bench.

  “Inserting Lauren Coates and Caitlin Bailey into the starting lineup in the second half added a lot of energy to our defense which in turn helped our production on offense,” said coach Greg Krause.   “Even though we didn’t win, that second half effort will add positive momentum going into the next game.”

Mavs 92, Western 70

  1. 2—Total

Western     39   31– 70

Mavs          49   43– 92

Mavs—A. Lederer 21, B. Tanner 17, T. Morgan 16, J. Ray 9, D. Bankston 9, S. Grisby 7, D. King 5, T. Starks 2, M. Berry 2, J. Wilson 2, P. Grafals 2.

Western 70, Lady Mavs 59

                     1     2     3     4—Total

Western     20   23    9   28– 70

Lady Mavs 11    8   18   22– 59

Lady Mavs—H. Maples 18, L. Coates 15, C. Moore 14, C. Guyton 8, C. Murray 2, C. Bailey 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 4,200 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City.

In 2019, NOC celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the Enid campus and a 15-year partnership with OSU for the Gateway Program.

  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.

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