Cowgirls defeat Lady Jets 52-49

Cowgirls defeat Lady Jets 52-49

After trailing 16-2 early in the game and still down by four at halftime, the Cowgirls doubled their score in the third quarter to lead by 11 but, for the second game in a row, had to hang on for dear life at the end to secure the victory.

Sophomores Zee McCallister and Jasmyn Taylor combined for 13 of the Cowgirls 21 third quarter points to spark the comeback to go from a 25-21 halftime deficit to a 42-31 lead.

But sophomore point guard Abbey Phibbs would lead a comeback for the Lady Jets as she scored 10 of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter to draw Northern to within one at 50-49 with 90 seconds to play.

Following a Northern turnover, Connors reciprocated with a 10 second call against them with :50 left. But Northern (5-7, 3-7) was unable to capitalize on the miscue and McCallister hit a pair of free throws with :22 left to ice the victory.

The Cowgirls (8-9, 4-8) shot well, hitting 41 percent from the field while holding Northern to 29 percent (18-of-62) and coach Jamie Fisher was energized by the victory.

 "I keep telling the girls to stay in the moment. We're just going game-to-game even play-to-play and we did that tonight, particularly in the second half after we got outside of ourselves in the first half. Overall, I was really pleased with our effort especially given the grueling schedule we've had over the last couple of weeks. Right now, we're finding ways to win and that's important as the playoffs approach."

McCallister was the leading scorer for the Cowgirls with 11 points and Taylor had 10.

"I keep emphazing it every game, but we are winning as a TEAM all 11 of them, each night we have different players step up and contribute." "Our bench is into the games cheering and helping coach from the sidelines right now this is a really fun environment to be in, because we are playing TEAM basketball." said Fisher 

The same teams will matchup again Monday night in Enid.