The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Sports

January 17, 2013

NOC Enid splits with Connors State

(Continued)

ENID, Okla. —

CONNORS 85, NOC ENID 71 (M)

Harris hit only two free throws in the first half, but made up for it after intermission. He was eight of 12 from the field and five of six from the line.

“Coach challenged me in the locker room at halftime (with Connors leading 32-29),’’ Harris said. “He told me if you’re a high major player, you’ve got to have a high major performance. I always wanted to take on a challenge. The most important thing was that we won.’’

The Cowboys were 14 of 22 as a team from the field. They had more 3s (12) than twos (11). Josh Cameron had four treys in a 23-point performance.

“I can shoot it,’’ Harris said. “I’ve had performances like this before, but the important thing is that we retain the (OCAC) lead.’’

“They hit some big ones,’’ said NOC Enid assistant coach Ryan Mahoney. “When a guy hits seven 3s in a half, it’s difficult to stop. We’ve got to make shooters feel uncomfortable. He was in a zone tonight and we have to find a way to get him out of his zone.’’

The Jets had difficulty finding their zone, thanks to foul problems. Jeremy Espinoza, NOC Enid’s leading scorer, sat out most of the first half with three fouls and drew his fourth with 18:12 remaining. He scored only one point.

Dalen Qualls had a season-high 27 points, but Connor Brooks was the only other Jet in double figures with 13 points. The Jets were 21 of 51 from the field.

The Jets trailed only 32-29 at halftime but were outscored 53-42 in the second half.

“We had a lot of careless fouls in the first half which caused us to have to go deep into our bench,’’ Mahoney said. “It got us out of rhythm. That shouldn’t have mattered. We were down by only three at halftime. They just hit the shots.’’

Mahoney said he was pleased with the Jets’ effort.

“We battled, give our guys credit for that,’’ he said. “We didn’t quit. We were still pushing the ball up and attacking the rim to get to the foul line.’’

NOC Enid visits Murray State Monday.

“We’re only a game out of first,’’ Mahoney said. “We still have a lot of games to play. We win Monday and we’re back in the hunt.’’

---

 

Text Only
Sports
  • OU logo color.jpg OU football recruit Mixon under investigation in assault case

    An attorney representing Joe Mixon confirmed Friday evening that the highly-recruited Oklahoma running back is being investigated by Norman Police in connection with an incident in which a woman suffered multiple facial fractures early Friday morning.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Luke Wakamatsu DBAT SS has major-league pedigree

    Luke Wakamatsu has heard the question before.
    The shortstop for DBAT Gallegos, the thus-far still unblemished frontrunner in the Connie Mack South Plains Regional, doesn’t exactly have a common last name. And his dad doesn’t exactly have a common resume, either.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Play at the plate Woodward Majors out, DBAT keeps on rolling

    DBAT Gallegos (Texas) remained the only undefeated team in the Connie Mack South Plains Regional Tournament heading into the final two days of the double-elimination tournament.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Meadowlake fires opening salvo at Enid Ryder Cup

    Meadowlake took a big step in retaining the Enid Ryder Cup by taking a 4-2 lead on Oakwood Country Club on its home course Friday.

    July 25, 2014

  • Dillingham Enid’s Dillingham reaches, but falls in Challenger final

    Elizabeth Dillingham moved up two age groups at the Integris Bass Baptist Health Center Junior Challenger at Oakwood Country Club (Girls 14 to 18), only to lose to someone younger than she.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mike Yurcich Yurcich ready for second season

    With the 2014 season on the horizon, Mike Yurcich, Oklahoma State University football offensive coordinator, is ready for his second year at the helm after coaching a powerful offensive squad a year ago.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tony Romo Cowboys’ Romo happy to spend hours nursing back

    Tony Romo paused to add up how long it would take to coddle his surgically repaired back on the first day of training camp.
    The final tally for the 34-year-old Dallas Cowboys quarterback was about four hours.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Radio-TV for 7-26-14

    July 25, 2014

  • Majorsphoto.jpeg Jensen calls Majors season successful

    It didn’t end well — three losses in three games that seemed headed for the win column — but Enid Majors head coach Chris Jensen doesn’t think the last stretch spoiled his team’s entire 2014 campaign.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Connie Mack South Plains Regional Notebook

    July 24, 2014

Click here for NASCAR headlines
Sports Photos


Enid News & Eagle sports photos from the month of February 2014. Enjoy all the ENE photos with full access at http://enidnews.smugmug.com.