WARNER — The Connors State Cowboys had four players in double figures in what coach Bill Muse called "a good team effort" as they cruised past the Mountaineers of Eastern State College 88-62 in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference action Monday night at Melvin Self Fieldhouse.
"It was a nice team game. Eastern is a pretty good team and I thought the final margin was a little more than I expected and I'm pleased with the way we played. We shared the basketball and had a lot of guys involved," said the veteran Cowboy coach.
After a little back-and-forth to open the game, Connors (10-1, 6-1) slowly pulled away and led at halftime 42-28 shooting 42 percent from the field while limiting Eastern to just 11-of-35 in the half.
Sophomore power forward Jarquavious Cain led all scorers with 22 points in the game while Jordan Tillmon scored 19, Jahchoree Ealy put in 17 and Gavin Harris came off the bench and contributed 12 points for the Cowboys in the win.
"Those four guys played well but I think the whole team contributed. We got some valuable minutes from Sammy Mike inside since we held Mason Alexander out tonight with an injury and Jace Jordan also came in and gave us some good minutes," said Muse.
Kavion McClain was the top scorer for Eastern (5-7, 1-7) with 16 points and Jordan White added 12.
The Cowboys host Seminole State College Thursday Night March 11th with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m. inside Melvin Self Field-House.