TONKAWA – Connors State had its three-game winning streak snapped by Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference league leader Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa Mavericks, 71-48 Monday night at Piper-Foster Field House.
The 48 points was the lowest output of the season for the Cowboys, as poor shooting and turnovers doomed Connors.
Josh Cameron was the only Cowboy to score in double figures, with 14 points. Hakeem Harris was held to 7 points with Willie Atwood and Denell Henderson scoring just 6 points each.
The loss leaves the Cowboys in a battle with Murray State for second place in the conference. Connors is now 20-6 for the year and 10-5 in league action.
Tonkawa has virtually wrapped up the conference championship and the top seed in the Region 2 Tournament, March 7-9 at Shawnee, with a 13-2 OCAC mark with just three games remaining. The Mavericks are now 24-3 for the season.
The two clubs were tied a 9-9 early in the first half before the Mavericks went on an 18-4 run to take a commanding 28-13 lead at the 9-minute mark of the opening half. Connors was never able to recover as the Mavericks held a 26-point lead at the intermission 48-22.
C.J. Rodriquez led the Mavericks in scoring with 15 points with brothers Cortrez and Cortrael Colbert scoring 12 points each.
Connors 79, Northern-Tonkawa 69
The Connors State Cowgirls placed four players in double figures and cruised to a 79-69 Oklahoma Collegiate Conference victory over Northern-Oklahoma Tonkawa Monday night at Piper-Foster Field House.
The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Cowgirls.
The victory improves the Cowgirls to 14-12 on the season and 5-10 in conference play while the Lady Mavs fall to 3-25 on the year and 1-14 in league play.
Kami Bunch led Connors scoring with 16 points followed by Shakayla Love’s 16 with Shakemia Franklin and Tonisha Dean scoring 15 and 14, respectively.
The Cowgirls rolled to a big lead early, leading 48-30 at the half and were never contested the remainder of the game.
Isidora Madzarevic led the Lady Mavs scoring with 19 points.