Warner, OK- It was a very special Sophomore Night for the Connors State Cowboys as they ended the regular season with a win over Northern-Enid Jets Monday night at Melvin Self Fieldhouse.
The Cowboys nailed down the second seed for the upcoming Region 2 Tournament next week at Rougher Village with an 81-65 victory. There were seven sophomores seeing their last action on the Warner campus but the night belonged to Bixby sophomore Xavier Glenn who scored his 1000th career point as a Cowboy in the closing minutes of the game.
"It just doesn't feel real to have done this," said Glenn. "I just first of all want to thank God. I don't know where I would be without him, thank my family, my coaches, and my mom who never gave up on me as a kid. And I really want to thank coach Muse who believed in me when no other college coaches would and he came to the school and told me I could be an All American if I came with him."
The game itself was fairly tight all the way with the Cowboys owning a five-point lead at the half and things went back and forth until Connors re-established that five-point margin with nine minutes left and slowly pulled away.
"I thought we played pretty sloppy the first 30 minutes and much better the last 10," said head coach Bill Muse. "They threw us off a little alternating zone and man defense and they controlled the tempo of the game until we pulled away at the end. I was proud of Glenn for reaching the 1000-point mark. It's not easy to do and I think in the time I've been here we've had maybe eight guys that have done it."
Glenn was the leading scorer for Connors (24-5, 11-5 OCAC) with 26 points, Bradyn Hubbard had 14, Jhamyl Fricas had 13, and Mason Alexander added 11. Caleb Wilson was one of four Jets (21-9, 11-5) in double figures with 16 points.
The Region II Tournament starts March 8 with games at 1 and 3 p.m. and 6 and 8 p.m. Wednesday though Friday and the finals on Saturday. First round pairings will be announced later this week after teams have finished their regular season games.