MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

November 16, 2013

Area college roundup


Phoenix wire reports

College basketball

CONNORS (M) 85, BACONE JV 55 – The Connors State Cowboys, behind the 16-point scoring performance of Devonte Robinson and the 14-point production of Willie Atwood, rolled past Bacone College junior varsity Friday night at the Palmer Center.

The victory lifts the Cowboys record to 6-1 on the season as they next battle Independence Community College  at 7 p.m. Monday night at Melvin Self Field House.

Alan Brewer led the Warriors scoring with 16 points with Myles Clark adding 11 points.

COFFEYVILLE 93, CONNORS (W) 53 – Connors State Cowgirls led the Coffeyville Red Ravens early but could not hold off the hot shooting Kansans as they fell in the first round of theCoffeyville Classic Friday night.

The Cowgirls (2-3) were led in scoring by Destinee Thrash with 16 points followed by Katie Smith’s 10. Alyssa Jones added 9 in the loss.

Connors will next battle Labette County Community College at 4 p.m. today in the Classic at Coffeyville.

OSU (M) 97, ARK-PB 63 – Phil Forte and Markel Brown each scored 22 points and No. 8 Oklahoma State beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Friday night.

Marcus Smart added 16 points for the Cowboys (3-0). Le’Bryan Nash had nine points and a game-high eight rebounds.

Forte shot 6-for-7 from 3-point range and Oklahoma State made 10 of 25 from behind the arc.



TU men’s soccer in C-USA finals

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tulsa’s fifth-seeded men’s soccer team captured a 3-0 win over top-seeded and 19th-ranked New Mexico on Friday in the Conference USA Championship semifinals at Transamerica Field in Charlotte, N.C.

Tulsa (11-5-3) will take on either sixth-seeded Charlotte or seventh-seeded Kentucky for the C-USA Championship at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The game will be televised live on CBS Sports.

Quinton Duncan put the Golden Hurricane on the board at the 22:56 mark as he punched in a rebound attempt that was taken by Akeil Barrett.  Tony Rocha found the back of the net just two minutes later off an assist from Cristian Mata to give TU a two-goal cushion at the break.

Omar Mata drilled in a penalty kick taken at the 49:39 mark for the final score of the contest.



Arkansas women drop Cowgirls

The University of Arkansas women’s soccer team made a statement in its first appearance at the NCAA Tournament, defeating Oklahoma State, 2-1, Friday night at Cowgirl Soccer Complex.

The Razorbacks struck first in the 33rd minute with a goal by Lindsey Mayo to give Arkansas a 1-0 lead.

Oklahoma State came out of the half striking and looking to take control as a goal by Madison Mercado tied the game at 1-1 in the 48th minute.

The game winner for the Razorbacks came in the 69th minute when Tyler Allen sent the ball in, cruising over the heads of Oklahoma State defenders and straight into the goal.