Cowboys Dominate Redlands 100-68 in OCAC Action

Burke Putnam
Burke Putnam



WARNER—Connors State Cowboys had no trouble with visiting Redlands Community College Thursday night at Melvin Self Field house bouncing back from a disappointing loss to Eastern State on Monday to take a dominating 100-68 victory over the Cougars.

It was the eighth time this season in which the Cowboys surpassed the 100-point mark this season.

"Second semester we are still trying to find ourselves'" said Cowboys head coach Bill Muse. "We are trying to get our backcourt solidified. I thought they played a lot better tonight.

"I thought (Burke) Putnam played really, really well. He played under controlled and scored when we needed it.

"I was really proud of the improvement they made from Monday night" said Muse.

Cowboys improve to 14-3 on the year and 3-1 in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference play. The Cowboys travel to Miami, Okla. on Monday to battle Northeastern A&M. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m.

Cowboys held a comfortable 45-27 advantage at the half and stretched it to 36 points 100-64, largest lead of the night with 1:24 remaining when the Cougars were hit with a double technical foul.

Callon Haydon drained 3-of-4 foul shots to put the Cowboys at the century mark.

Connors had five players score in double figures led by Burke Putnam's 23 points followed by Isaiah Jones' 20-point production.

 Jordan Graham came off the bench to pour home 19, with Tyress Sidberry adding 11, and Terrance Jones 10.

"I thought Graham did a great job tonight and (Isaiah) Jones is a load inside. If he keeps developing we will have a lot of different weapons," said Muse.

Anthony Love led Redlands with 15 points and Traveon Palmer contributed 13.



Redlands  27 41--68

Connors State 45 55—100

Redlands (2-15, 0-4) — Love 15, Palmer 13, McNail 12, Stover 11, Thornton 8, Wassum 3, Edwards 2, Pinnoll 2.


Connors State (14-3, 3-1) — Putnam 23, I. Jones 20, Graham 19, Sidberry 11, T. Jones 10, Lowe 7, Haydon 6, Tanksley 4.