Warner- On a night when Connors State's leading scorer had an off-night offensively and was in second-half foul trouble, the rest of the team stepped up and filled the gap as the Cowboys scored an important OCAC home victory, 72-63, over Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.
Jahcoree Ealy, who came into the game averaging nearly 16 points a game, was held to just six points. And with the Cowboys leading by just five when Ealy picked up his fourth foul with four minutes to play, things looked tenuous. But Cowboy coach Bill Muse elected to keep Ealy in the game and was glad he did.
"I thought when he picked up that fourth foul we might be in danger," said Muse. "But he does so many things for us other than score and we can't play without him. I thought Jordan Tillmon played a great game on defense and ran the team well. But I was proud of our guys who took up the slack and came off the bench for some valuable minutes."