MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

January 11, 2013

Connors men recover after slip, prevail in overtime


PHoenix Staff Report

— SEMINOLE — Connors State is finding the road tough place to win in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference as the 12th-ranked Cowboys captured a hard-fought overtime victory over host Seminole State 92-89 on the Trojans home floor Thursday night.

The win comes just two days following a conference loss to Northeastern A&M in Miami. The Cowboys remain tied for the lead in OCAC play.

Troy Jones scored eight of his 20 points in overtime to give the Cowboys the win. Connors and the Trojans battled to an 82-82 tie at the end of regulation play.

Connors  (13-2, 4-1) held a 14-point lead at the half 52-38, on to have the Trojans battle back to tie the game and send it into overtime.

Denell Henderson led the Cowboys in scoring with 21 points, with Devante Moore scoring 15, Hekeem Harris 14 and Josh Cameron 13.

Tevin Bellinger led Seminole (4-10, 1-3) with 22 and Michael Bowlers added 12.

The Cowboys play host to Northern-Tonkawa at 8 p.m. Monday.



Women:

CSC 79, Seminole 76


The Cowgirls rallied from a 10-point second half deficit on the Belles home floor Thursday night.

The Cowgirls (9-5, 2-3 OCAC) had five players score in double figures with Raven Massey leading the offensive assault with 21 points. Sha’Georgia Williams scored 14 points with Shakayla Love adding 12 with Kami Bunch and Tiara Hall with 11 points each.

Connors held a seven-point lead at the half, 40-33, before falling behind by 10 points midway the second half and mounting the comeback.

Maraea Kelemete led the Belles (7-7, 1-3) with 23 points.

The Cowgirls will step out of OCAC play on Saturday, traveling to Shawnee to play St. Gregory's JV at 1 p.m.