WARNER — Connors Cowgirls posted its first Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference victory of the season with an impressive 71-50 victory over Seminole State Thursday night at Melvin Self Field House.
“I thought we played as a team tonight,” said head coach Jamie Fisher. “We played some excellent defense and we got balanced scoring. I told the girls that if we wanted a conference championship we had to have this win.
“They came out and gave great effort. It was a good win for us,” said Fisher.
For the second straight game Mikiah McDonald led the Cowgirls’ scoring with 19 points as she led three other Cowgirls in double figure scoring.
Bailey Pendley followed McDonald with 17 points with Sadie Carter adding 12 and DeAuja Thompson adding another 10 points in the win.
The Cowgirls (6-5, 1-1) will step out of conference play Saturday to battle Fort Scott Community College at Melvin Self Field House. Tip-off is 3 p.m. Seminole falls to 3-7 and 1-1.
The Cowgirls largest lead of the night was 23 points, 59-36 with 7:50 remaining in the game. Seminole came no closer than 21 the rest of the way.
Cowgirls behind McDonald’s 14 first half points, raced to a 38-25 lead at the intermission.
McDonald was deadly inside and outside knocking down two three pointers and putting back three shots on rebounds, while converting a perfect 3-for-3 at the free throw line.
Connors went on a 12-4 run surging to an 18-6 advantage with 3:23 remaining in the first quarter.
The Cowgirls held its largest lead of the half, 15 points, 26-11 at the 7:40 mark of the second quarter. The Belles battled back to within seven points 28-21 at the 5:31 mark but came no closer the remainder of the second quarter.
CONNORS STATE 71, SEMINOLE STATE 50
Seminole State 11 14 22 15–50
Connors State Â 23 15 13 20–71
Seminole State(3-7, 1-1) –Richardson 14, Castleberry 8, Ash 7, Hurley 4, Weeks 4, Goodlow 3, Grover 3, Jones 3, Vickers 3,
Connors Stare (6-5, 1-1)–McDonald 19, Pendley 17, Carter 12, Thompson 10, Reed 8, Marshall 5.