The Cowgirls had a short turn around from Saturday's afternoon win over NOC Enid to Monday facing off with the same team again Monday night in the Maybe Center at NOC Enid. The Cowgirls fell short this time through 39-35 after a very sloppy low scoring game. The Cowgirls shot only 27% on the evening and only got to the free line 8 times knokcing down 4 of them compared to their opponent, who shot twice as many free throws as they did knocking down 9 out of 17 from the charity line.
The Cowgirls trailed as much as 15 at the start of the fourth quarter when NOC Enid held the biggest lead of the game with a 35-20 lead eight and half minutes left in the game. The Cowgirls came storming back behind the play of sophomores Isabel Gonzalez with 11 points, Caylin Livers with nine points and Chalynn Mayes with 6 points. Unfortuntaly, the Cowgirls just ran out of time and fell short to the Lady Jets in a game that came down to the wire the last five minutes of play.
"I just felt like we hit a brick wall tonight, where our shots wouldn't fall because they were all short," said Cowgirl head coach Jamie Fisher. "We have played alot of basketball these past 3 weeks with a lot of close game including three overtime games and several one possesion games, and i felt like our legs just caught up to us tonight." said Fisher "I am extremly proud of the girls this evening they gave it all they had, and they just didn't have enough gas in the tank tonight to get our shots to fall, but they did play great defense."
The Cowgirls held NOC Enid to 30% shooting from the field and a season low 11% from the 3 point line and forced Enid to 17 turnovers. The Cowgirls will have a couple days off before they host NOC Tonkawa on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm inside Melvin Self Fieldhouse for a rematch of a game they won earlier in overtime by 7.