Tigers put up 125 in win

Cowley College freshman forward Dalen Ridgnal had a 28-point, 17-rebound double-double Wednesday night at Dodge City.

DODGE CITY — The No. 20-ranked Cowley College men’s basketball team rebounded from its first conference loss with a 125-110 victory Wednesday night at Dodge City.

“As a group we had moments of really good basketball, but we also got killed on the glass (64-48), were soft in the paint and turned the ball over too much,” Cowley coach Tommy DeSalme said.

Cowley freshman Dalen Ridgnal stole a pass and drove in for a dunk to give the Tigers a 30-28 lead midway through the first half. It was the first lead since the opening bucket, and Ridgnal led six players in double figures with a game-high 28 points and 17 rebounds.

“Dalen came out with a real sense of urgency on the glass and finishing in the paint, but lost some of that as the game went on,” DeSalme said.

Cowley’s lead continued to grow and the Tigers (14-3, 6-1 Jayhawk East) went into halftime ahead 67-57.

The Conquistadors (8-7, 0-6 Jayhawk West) pulled to within five midway through the second half before Cowley answered with a 9-2 run to push the lead back to double digits, 91-79.

The Tigers hit the century mark for the 14th time this season on a 3-pointer by freshman Mike’l Henderson with 8:14 remaining.

Freshman Cevin Clark finished with 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting, while Henderson added 19 points on 5-of-10 shooting from behind the arc.

Landyn Tyler led six Dodge City players in double figures with 21 points. Myron Washington added 19 points and 18 boards as the Conquistadors shot nearly 48 percent from the floor, but committed 32 turnovers.

The Tigers return home at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to face No. 12-ranked Hutchinson (13-2, 4-2 Jayhawk West). It is Cowley’s final game of the regular season against a Jayhawk West foe. The Tigers are 6-1 against the West.

“We have got a great team coming in here Saturday, so we have got to be better than we were on Wednesday,” DeSalme said. “We hope to have the game played at our tempo and have a good atmosphere in the gym. Our guys will be jacked.”

Cowley 125, Dodge City 110

COWLEY (14-3, 6-1)

Martaveon Jones 6-13 3-6 15, Deng Bol 4-11 3-4 11, Cevin Clark 9-16 3-3 25, Dalen Ridgnal 11-19 5-7 28, Jacquez Yow 2-4 1-2 5, Mike’l Henderson 6-15 2-2 19, Moses Nuangki 0-1 0-0 0, Moun’tae Edmundson 0-2 0-0 0, Shemarri Allen 4-8 3-3 12, Will Mangum 4-10 0-0 8, Malik Coats 0-0 0-0 0, Biar Garang 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 47-100 20-27 125.

DODGE CITY (8-7, 0-6)

Kevin McGaskey 1-3 1-2 3, Landyn Tyler 8-16 5-7 21, Mason Seniguar 5-7 2-3 12, Quindarius Thomas 6-15 4-4 19, Deatrick Pashell 2-4 0-0 4, Chandler Sutton 0-3 1-2 1, Miles Ray 4-7 2-2 10, Akin Newton 0-3 1-2 1, Dejuan Horne 1-3 0-3 3, Jayden McGrew 0-1 0-0 0, Myron Washington 8-13 3-3 19, Keldrick Hayes 7-13 3-5 17. Totals 42-88 22-33 110.

 

Halftime: Cowley 67-57. 3-Point goals: Cowley 11-43 (Henderson 5-10, Cevin Clark 4-11, Ridgnal 1-5, Allen 1-4, Jones 0-6, Bol 0-3, Edmundson 0-2, Yow 0-1, Mangum 0-1); Dodge City 4-18 (Thomas 3-9, Horne 1-2, Sutton 0-3, Tyler 0-1, Hayes 0-1). Rebounds: Cowley 48 (Ridgnal 17); Dodge City 64 (Washington 18). Assists: Cowley 23 (Jones 6); Dodge City 17 (McGaskey 6). Turnovers: Cowley 17, Dodge City 32. Fouled out: none. Total fouls: Cowley 24, Dodge City 21.

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