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Lady Tiger basketball team gets handed first defeat

One week after holding Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa to 54 points in a 79-54 home win, the Cowley College women's basketball team allowed a season-high 87 points in an 87-74 loss to the Mavericks Wednesday in Tonkawa, OK.

The loss was the first of the season for the Lady Tigers (4-1), while NOC-Tonkawa improves to 3-2.

Cowley led 16-14 at the end of the first quarter before the Lady Mavericks scored the first eight points of the second quarter to go in front 22-16. The Lady Tigers would go back in front 38-37 after a driving layup by sophomore Milena Fromming in the closing seconds of the first half.

The score would go on to be tied at 46-46 following a three-pointer by Cowley sophomore Baylee Fincher. However, the Mavericks' went on to out-score Cowley 18-11 to take a 64-57 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Lady Tigers would remain down seven (74-67) before NOC-Tonkawa closed the game on a 13-7 run to win by 13.

"We just did not play very well," Cowley head coach Todd Clark said. "We were very lethargic. Some of that is poor scheduling, but we have to show up. I have to give a lot of credit to NOC-Tonkawa."

The Mavericks had five players score in double figures and were led by Jordan Holman's 24 points and seven rebounds. Fincher led Cowley with 22 points, while Shamara Henderson and freshman Lexi Rose added 12 and 10 points, respectively.

After five games in 10 days, Cowley will have some time off before hosting conference-rival Coffeyville Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

"We have to bounce back and get ready for conference play," Clark said.