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NOC Mavs men rout Connors, Lady Mavs lose to Cowgirls


WARNER, Oklahoma — The 13th ranked Northern Oklahoma College Mavericks routed Connors 100-74 Monday night in Warner, Oklahoma.  The Mavs women lost to Connors 87-77.

  The NOC men (22-3) improved to 8-3 in league play while Connors (19-7) fell to 6-6.

  The Lady Mavs (3-20) fell to 0-11 in league while Connors (18-8) improved to 5-7.

Mavs 100, Connors 74

  Tyrel Morgan led four Mavs in double figures in the 26 point win over Cowboys.

  Demaree King added 20, Pipo Grafals 13, and Avante Lederer 12.

  NOC led 44-34 at half before exploding for 56 points in the second half to reach the century mark.

  Morgan added 13 rebounds for the Mavs.

  “Conference wins are always good wins,” said coach Donnie Jackson.  “We haven’t had the most success picking up wins at Warner.  This was a good win for our team.”

  “We came out with really good energy and carried it throughout the game,” Jackson said.  “We led from start to finish, that is a tribute to our guys attention to detail and effort level.”

  “We are at the stage of the season where every game matters,” he added.  “We have an important two game homestand coming up and we need to focus on taking care of business at home.  Redlands is always a dangerous team because of their style of play.  We need to have two good days of preparation to try and protect our home court.”

Connors 87, Lady Mavs 77

  The Lady Mavs rallied furiously from 20 points down cutting the lead to six points in the 4th quarter before losing to Connors by 10.

  Cassie Manning led the Lady Mavs with 17 points while Radina Zhivachka added 15.  Caitlyn Bailey and Chideyah Guyton added 13 points each.

  Lauren Coates added six rebounds for NOC.  Cassie Manning added four assists.

  NOC shot 48 percent from the floor and 41 percent from 3-point range.

  “We’re starting to find more offensive punch, but we still need to play a more complete game on both ends,” said coach Greg Krause.

  NOC hosts Redlands Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.

  Mavs 100, Connors 74

  1. 2—Total

Mavs               44   56–  100

Connors         34   40–  74

Mavs—T. Morgan 22, D. King 20, P. Grafals 13, A, Lederer 12, J. Ray 9, B. Tanner 8, D. Bankston 6, S. Grisby 4, M. Crawford 2, M. Berry 2, J. Wilson 2

                         1     2     3    4–Total

Lady Mavs    15   15   15   32–  77

Connors        23  20   20   24–  87

Connors —  C. Manning 17, R. Zhivachka 15,  C. Guyton 13, C. Bailey 13, C. Murray 8, K. Cline 6, L. Coates 3, H. Maples 2.