Phoenix Staff Reports
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.
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
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.
NSU MEN SiXTH — The RiverHawks shot 296 and improved on their first round by three strokes, but they slipped a spot to land at 19-over-par 595 (299-296) at th eDave Falconer Memorial at Russellville, Ark.
Henderson State won the tournament after carding a 4-over 580 (287-293), and Southwestern Oklahoma State was second at 10-over 586 (294-292).
Freshman Marc Johnson fired a 1-under 71 in the final round to vault 13 spots and land in the top 10. He finished at 3-over 147 (76-71). Junior Brad Hager shot a second-straight 74 to finish at 4-over 148 and remain in a tie for 18th.
NSU WOMEN FIFTH — Central Oklahoma was the highest MIAA team finisher at the UCO Kickingbird Classic. The Bronchos finished fourth overall shooting a 625 coming in 10 strokes ahead of fifth place Northeastern State who finished with a 635 over the two days.
Northeastern State’s Baylee Price shot a 154 to tie for seventh and Sofia Castiello was one stroke behind her to tie for ninth.