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NOC Basketball vs. Eastern


NOC men rout Eastern


  WILBURTON, Oklahoma — The #11 Northern Oklahoma College Mavericks routed Eastern 104-59 at Wilburton Thursday night while the Mav women lost 81-45.

  The Mavs (19-2) improved to 5-2 in OCAC play while the Lady Mavs (3-16) fell to 0-7 in league play.

Mavs 104, Eastern 54

  Tyrel Morgan led four Mavs in double figures with 19 points in a 104-59 rout of Eastern.

  Demaree King added 18 while Avante Lederer had 17 points and 11 rebounds.  Deaveon Bankston added 10 for NOC.

  The Mavs shot 58 percent from the floor exploding to a 61-29 halftime lead and then coasted to the 45- point win.

  “We picked up a huge conference road win,” said coach Donnie Jackson.  “Winning on the road is hard, they have lost just one home game the past two years.  Our guys came out with intensity and focus right from the jump.  We shared the ball well, limited our turnovers early against their press, and limited their good looks from 3-point range. I’m proud of them.”

  NOC hosts Seminole on Monday.

  “We are both 5-2 in conference and are both trying to stay in the hunt.  They are a very good team and we’ll have to play well to beat them.”

  Thursday’s win was the 150th for Jackson at NOC.

Eastern 81, Lady Mavs 45

  The Lady Mavs fell to Eastern 81-45 at Wilburton.

  NOC lost its second point guard for the year with injuries as freshman Celeste Moore is out for the year with a knee injury.  Moore joins Mia Brown who was injured earlier in the season.

  “Missing both our point guards is a problem for us,” said coach Greg Krause.  “Eastern is a good team, we’ve got work to do.”

  Freshman Radina Zhavachka led the Lady Mavs with 13 while Carlee Murray added nine. The Lady Mavs shot just 32 percent from the field.

  NOC hosts Seminole on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Mavs 104, Eastern 59

  1. 2 –Total

Mavs               61   43—104

Eastern           29   30–  59

Mavs—T. Morgan 19, D. King 18, A. Lederer 17, D. Bankston 10, J. Ray 9, B. Tanner 7, S. Grisby 6, A. Boykin 6, M. Crawford 4, P. Grafals 4, G. Chandler-Early 2.

Eastern 81, Lady Mavs 45

                        1     2     3     4—Total

Lady Mavs     6   12   17   10–  45

Eastern          22  15   22   22–  81

Lady Mavs —  R. Zhivachka 13, C. Murray 9, C. Guyton 8, L. Coates 7, H. Maples 4, K. Cline 2, C. Manning 1, C. Bailey 1.