The Cowgirls improved to 4-1 and 1-0 in OCAC play last night with a 63-54 victory over Western Oklahoma. The Cowgirls had a sluggish first half going in at the break with a 31-30 advantage, and then came out in the third quarter on fire outscoring their ooponet 16-5.
"We got off to a slow start in the game. We really didn't execute very well and had too many turnovers and I think that was one of the worst halves we've played all year," said Connors coach Jamie Fisher. "We really locked in during the third quarter and played good defense and took care of the basketball much better.
The Cowgirls were lead in scoring by three sophomores Cheyanne Crain from Mounds sparked the Cowgirls with 20 points on the night including three long-range treys. On the inside, Muldrow product Chalynn Mayes scored 14 points, and point guard Zee McCallister put in 12 points. Western (1-3) was led by Brianna Cotter who came off the bench to score 14 points.
"I felt like we were executing better tonight and knocking down our outside shots, which helped with our inside game out." said Fisher "It feels great to get a conference win and start 1-0 in OCAC play."
The Cowgirls will be in action again on Thursday evening as they travel to Wilburton to take on (4-1 and 1-0) Eastern Oklahoma at 5:30 pm.
"We have another tough test on Thursday traveling to Eastern they are very well coached and play a very fast paced style of basketball," "This will be a battle of who is going to stay within themselves and play their type of basketball." said Fisher