, Muskogee, OK


March 11, 2014

Sports digest

Tahlequah ex

on RRAC team

Eight Bacone men’s and women’s basketball players made the All-Red River Conference squads announced earlier this week.

Tahlequah High grad and former All-Phoenix MVP Matt Qualls and Christian Smith were first-team men’s selections. As a mid-term transfer Qualls appeared in just 19 games but led Bacone at 18.4 points per game and 8.7 rebounds. Smith averaged 11.9 points and 8.5 rebounds. Creed Flowers was a second-teamer with his 13.9 scoring average. Geo Brewer (17.2 ppg) received honorable mention.

On the women’s side, senior Dametria Dawson, who led Bacone in scoring at 19.3 points per game made the second team while Myriah Hadnot, the team’s top rebounder averaging 9.3, was honorable mention.

Additionally, Bailey Collins and Roland Barbaza were chosen as a member of the RRAC Champions of Character team.

College baseball

BACONE 8, OKLAHOMA CITY 3 — Bacone scored four runs off two hits in the first inning and went on to knock off NAIA No. 5 Oklahoma City on Tuesday at Bacone.

The four-run surge eraseda 1-0 deficit and the Warriors never again trailed.

Jean Carlos Rodriguez, Ryan Wagoner and Jean Ortiz  each had two hits. Bacone outhit OCU (15-4) 11-10.

Matt Durbin went six innings in relief, giving up five hits for the win.

CONNORS NO. 1 — Connors State, coming off a 36-hit, 16-1, 16-2 doubleheader sweep of Oklahoma Wesleyan JV on Monday, moved to the No. 1 spot in the NJCAA poll released today.

The last time the Cowboys (19-3) were ranked atop the poll was 2010 but were eliminated in regionals.  Connors was ranked No. 1 in 2006 and went to the NJCAA World Series.

 Tuesday’s area scores, 2B


College softball

CONNORS SWEEPS CARL ALBERT — The Cowgirls (15-1, 2-0 OCAC) pounded out 26 base hits in the twin bill in cruising to 12-2 and 13-4 victories. Kristen Reasnor (7-0) and Taylor Canida (6-2) won in the circles. Jessica Christian picked up her second save of the season.

Chelsie Drew hit her sixth homer of the year and Kali Romine also connected on a solo homer in the opener. Later, Amanda O’Neal hit her fourth home run in the second game, a three-run shot.

Scores, 2B

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