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December 8, 2012

Jets seek revenge against Cowley

ENID, Okla. — NOC Enid’s mission will be two-fold today when the Lady Jets and Jets visit Cowley County (Kan.) Community College for a 5 p.m. basketball doubleheader.

The Lady Jets (9-5) and the Jets (10-4) are seeking revenge (women 58-50 and men 84-74) for a doubleheader loss at the Mabee Center Nov. 8.

Both teams, too, want to enter the Christmas holidays on a winning note.

NOC Enid’s women have won four straight. Cowley was 9-1 with nine straight wins going into a game with NOC Tonkawa Thursday.

“Cowley will be a good test for us,’’ said Lady Jets coach Scott Morris. “They beat us here, but we’re playing a lot better than we were then. I’m sure they are, too.

“We just want to go up there and play well going into the Christmas break. We want to get some balance offensively, and find our offensive identity. We have a great chance to win if we can do that.’’

Marisha Wallace leads the Lady Jets’ attack, averaging 23.4 points per game. She was the lone Lady Jet in double figures in NOC Enid’s first meeting with Cowley, scoring 31 points.

Cowley’s men were 5-5 going into the NOC Tonkawa game Thursday. Jets coach Greg Shamburg expects the Cowboys to be “tough and physical.’’

“It’s not a conference game,’’ Shamburg said. “If we win, we win. If we lose, we lose. We’re not worried about it too much. We just want to get ready for January.’’

Connor Brooks, who had a career-high 30 points in  NOC Enid’s 77-69 win over Seminole Thursday, leads the Jets attack, averaging 13.6 points per game. Dalen Qualls and Jeremy Espinoza had 15 points to lead NOC Enid in scoring against Cowley

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