Warner, OK- After a somewhat sluggish start, the 19th Ranked Connors State Cowboys got things halfway through the first half and went on to a business-like 89-65 win over Neosho County Community College Saturday at Melvin Self Fieldhouse.
Down by four at the 14-minute mark, the Cowboys had a 5-0 run to take an 11-10 lead with just over 12 minutes left and slowly stretched the lead to as many as 25 points late in the game.
"It's always tough to play during the Thanksgiving break and we started out pretty slow, but we picked it up about into the half," said Cowboys coach Bill Muse. "I think our bench helped us out because we had two post players in foul trouble. The second half we played a lot better on offense. I'm surprised that we're still undefeated at this point given our schedule but I'm very pleased at where we are, and we just have to keep moving forward.
Connors had four players in double figures led by Xavier Glenn with 18 points, followed by Tamauary Releford with 14 while Jhamyl Fricas and Muskogee grad Xavier Brown had 12 points each as the 19th-ranked Cowboys went to 9-0 on the season. Neosho (4-5) was led by Derrick Wiley with 15 points.
Connors will return to the friendly combines of Melvin Self Field-House on Monday November 28th to take on Central Baptist College. Tip Off is scheduled for 7:30pm.