SEMINOLE---Connors State behind the 20-point scoring performance of point-guard Callen Haydon, along with the double digit scoring of three other teammates, which included a double-double, the Cowboys rolled over Seminole State Friday night 96-69 at Ray Harbor Field House.
Connors improved to 19-6 on the year and 6-5 in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference play, heading into a clash with No. 9 ranked Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa Monday night at Melvin Self Field House.
The loss dropped the Trojans to 15-9 on the year and 5-6 in OCAC play.
Haydon scored 12 of his 20 points in the first half, seeing his first action in a month, following a fractured foot. His first two shots were all net, both from behind the arc.
"This was a relief, said Haydon. " It was hard watching all that time. I wanted to help them. To play with my brothers tonight was great. It was fun."
Concerning his first two shots he said "I spent a lot of time working on my outside shot. When you can only stand on a broken foot and just work on your shot and rythym its gets pretty boring, but it has paid off.
"My foot is a little sore but it's better than I expected," said the sophomore.
Coach Bill Muse was pleased with the play of his Cowboys, who he believes have regained their swagger.
"I know Callen was excited to be back playing," said Muse. "I thought he played well. It gives us another element back with Haydon, plus with (Isaiah) Francis' redshirt off.
"It gives us much more depth, especially on the perimeter.
"We can now move (Jordan) Graham around, who can play both inside and outside."
Muse was very pleased with the play of Cain. "He has been playing very well lately. Shooting and rebounding well for us. He has been anchoring the inside for us right now," said Muse.
The Cowboys cruised to a 47-34 lead at the half and held its largest margin of the game, 26 points, and 88-62 with 2:34 remaining in the game.
Anthony Thomas and Nate Johnson scored 12 and 11 points respectively for the Trojans to lead their attack.
CONNORS STATE 96, SEMINOLE STATE 69
Connors State 47 49--96
Seminole State 34 35--69
Connors State (19-6, 6-5)—Haydon 20, Cain 16, Ealy 15, Jo. Graham 13, Riggs 9, Tanksley 7, Francis 7, JA. Graham 6, Kelly 2.
Seminole State (15-9, 5-6)—Thomas 12, Johnson 11, Durham 9, Diouf 9, Smith 8, Wyche 7, Jenkins 6, Adkins 4, Williams 3.