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NOC Mavs, Lady Mavs split games at Labette

PARSONS, Kansas — The 13th ranked NOC Mavericks won handily at Labette 91-56 Friday night in Parsons, Kansas while the Lady Mavs lost 78-67.

Mavs 91, Labette 56

  NOC (4-0) was led by Tyrel Morgan and Dylan McLean with 18 points each.  Mark Berry also reached double figures with 10.  Morgan led the Mavs with eight rebounds, Nate Goodlow had seven assists.

  “A road win is always a good win,” said coach Donnie Jackson.  “We had unbelievable team energy. It was the best energy we have had. I hope it was real and a start of something more consistent.  Our defensive energy was the biggest key. Guys were flying around, rotating and playing for each other. We made extra passes and we were playing for each other.”

  Freshman Dylan McLean’s 18 points off the bench was a key to the win, according to Jackson.

  “Dylan (McLean) showed why he earned more minutes with another good game,” he said.   “Malik (Crawford) also played well with the best effort he had all season.”

  The Mavs jumped out to a good start building an 18-4 lead over the Cardinals and were never threatened.  NOC led 41-19 at half and cruised to the 91-56 win.

The Mavs shot 48% from the field and 39% from 3-point range while holding Labette to 40% shooting on the night.  NOC shot 20-28 from the line as well.

  NOC hosts Labette Monday night at 7:30 p.m. before opening Region 2 play Thursday night at #24 NEO.

  “It’s a quick turn-around playing Labette again on Monday,” Jackson concluded.   “We will need to keep our same defensive edge. It’s our last game before conference play starts and we need to continue to improve.”

Labette 78, Lady Mavs 67

  The NOC Lady Mavs battled back from eight points down in the 3rd quarter and then took a 65-63 lead in the final quarter but couldn’t hold on losing 78-67.

NOC (0-3) was led by Delaney Reimer with 16 points while Mia Brown added 14 and Celeste Moore 11.  Brown added right rebounds and four assists.

  Coach Greg Krause was pleased with the Lady Mavs’ effort.

  “We played better,” he said. “We took it to the basket stronger and played better defensively. Game competition is definitely helping us to see strengths and weaknesses and work on improvement.”

  The Lady Mavs played uphill all night it seemed as on a number of occasions, Labette would build a lead and the Lady Mavs would rally.

  NOC erased a 10-point lead in the 2nd quarter and then an eight point lead in the 3rd quarter.

  The Lady Mavs then took a 65-63 lead on a Delaney Reimer 3-pointer with 6:12 left.  The Lady Mavs then hit a cold streak the rest of the way as Labette outscored   NOC 15-2 the rest of the way.

  NOC hosts Labette Monday night at 5:30 p.m. before opening Region 2 play at NEO Thursday night.

Labette 78, Lady Mavs 67

                       1     2     3     4—Total

Lady Mavs  15   18   20  14–  67

Labette        17   19  20   22–  78

Lady Mavs—D. Reimer 16, M. Brown 14, C. Moore 11, G. Myers 8, L. Coates 8, C. Bailey 7, M. Romero 3.

Labette—N. Ajaye 16, A.  Powell 15, I. Hunter 14, J. Smith 13, B. Randolph 10, N. Jordan 9, M. Glaster-Brow 1.

Mavs 91, Labette 56

1          2—Total

Mavs                   41   50–  91

Labette               19   37–  56

Mavs—T. Morgan 18, D. McLean 18, A. Lederer 14, M. Berry 10, N. Goodlow 7, S. Grisby 6, J. Ray 6, D. Alexander 5, J. Wilson 4, M. Crawford 2, K. Sesberry 1

Labette—B. Dennis 17, F. Longstreet 12, D. Jackson 9, M. Diallo 8, P. Thomas 4, I. Lewis-Marable 2, J. Mosely 2, D. Smith 2.

  Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

  NOC, a public two-year community college, serves nearly 5,000 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.  Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

  NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

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