The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 7, 2013

Barrios’ free throws cap Lady Jets’ 79-77 win

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Staff reports

Kori Barrios was fouled on a three-pointer with five seconds left, hitting two of three free throws to give the Northern Oklahoma College Enid Lady Jets a 79-77 win over Cowley County, Kan., Thursday at the Mabee Center.

The late foul shots gave NOC Enid the lead for good after an eight-point lead with four minutes left turned into a nip-and-tuck affair when Cowley County — the Jayhawk Conference favorite — deadlocked the game at 77-77 with 18 seconds left.

After Barrios gave the Lady Jets a lead, Cowley County (2-1) nearly stunned NOC Enid at the buzzer, when what would have been a game-winning runner from 25 feet rimmed out.

“It was too close,” said NOC Enid head coach Scott Morris.

The win was a notable benchmark for the Lady Jets (3-1), who are quickly picking up where last season’s 24-8 team left off, despite having 14 freshman on the roster.

“It was a really good showdown,” Morris said. “It’s a barometer of our potential. With so many freshmen, our window is pretty wide. It’s exciting how quickly these freshman are developing and getting college experience.”

Breck Clark finished with a game-high 22 points, followed by Barrios and Kiara Moore’s 15 for the Lady Jets, who play in the Coffeyville Classic next weekend.


Ben Berry and Daryk Jones shared game-high honors with 15 points apiece, and the Northern Oklahoma College Enid Jets flew by visiting Cowley County, Kan., 98-61, Thursday at the Mabee Center.

The Jets took their first double-digit lead five minutes into the opening half, and never let up, taking a 49-21 lead at half before 12 players eventually hit the scoresheet to reach the final margin.

“We finally put together a solid defensive perfomance,” said assistant coach Drew Bridges. “We’ve still got a long way to go as a far as playing a good 40 minutes on that side of the floor. We don’t have any problems scoring.”

Jovan Crnic added 15 points for the Jets (4-0) who visit Rhema Bible on Monday.