Fincher Shines in Win

Photo courtesy TIFFANY CHANTIVONG/COWLEY COLLEGE

Cowley College sophomore Baylee Fincher had a big night Monday, leading the Lady Tigers to a 68-62 victory against NOC-Enid in W.S. Scott Auditorium with a 28-point, 12-rebound double-double.

Cowley College sophomore Baylee Fincher poured in a career-high 28 points to go with a 12-rebound double-double Monday night in a 68-62 women’s basketball victory against NOC-Enid in W.S. Scott Auditorium.

The game featured seven ties and 10 lead changes. The Lady Tigers (4-0) led 13-12 at the end of the first quarter and went into halftime leading 30-26.

Fincher was 8 of 12 from the floor in the opening half, while the rest of the team went only 5 of 21.

“Baylee stepped up and had a really nice game,” Cowley coach Todd Clark said.

With the score tied 41-41 with less than four minutes left in the third quarter, the Lady Tigers used an 8-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer by Milena Fromming, to lead 49-41.

The Lady Jets scored the final five points of the quarter to trail by three, 49-46, heading into the final 10 minutes of play.

Cowley freshman Carson Dean hit a couple of big-time treys to increase Cowley’s lead to 55-48 and all five Cowley starters scored in the final quarter.

The Lady Tigers shot 54 percent from the floor in the second half and had scoring from eight players. The Lady Jets (0-1) shot only 36.5 percent from the floor and were led by Aleisha Hester’s 19 points.

“We guarded fairly well and are starting to play more together,” Clark said.

The Lady Tigers play at 5:30 p.m. today at NOC-Tonkawa. Cowley defeated the Lady Mavericks (2-2) 79-54 on Nov. 3.

“Tonkawa is a tough place to play, so we will have to be ready to compete,” Clark said.

Cowley 68, NOC-Enid 62

NOC-ENID (0-1)

Jade Hazelbaker 1-2 0-0 2, Averi Zinn 3-5 2-2 11, Tegan Jones 3-15 4-6 10, Aleisha Hester 8-17 3-3 19, Elizabeth Simpson 4-11 2-3 10, LaKysia Johnson 1-6 0-0 2, Cassidy Franklin 0-0 0-0 0, Libbi Zinn 0-3 0-0 0, Madi Smith 3-4 0-0 8. Totals 23-63 11-15 62.

COWLEY (4-0)

Milena Fromming 3-13 1-2 9, Baylee Fincher 11-17 4-4 28, Carson Dean 3-7 0-0 9, Shamara Henderson 3-7 0-1 8, Martyna Kowalska 4-11 0-0 8, Lorette Chen 1-2 0-0 2, Callie Scott 1-1 0-0 2, Nicolette Perez 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 27-59 5-7 68.

Halftime: Cowley 30-26. 3-Point goals: NOC-Enid 5-24 (A. Zinn 3-4, Smith 2-3, Jones 0-8, Hester 0-3, Johnson 0-2, L. Zinn 0-2, Hazelbaker 0-1, Simpson 0-1); Cowley 9-19 (Dean 3-6, Fromming 2-5, Fincher 2-5, Henderson 2-3). Rebounds: NOC-Enid 30 (Simpson 13); Cowley 31 (Fincher 12). Assists: NOC-Enid 11 (Simpson 4); Cowley 12 (Fromming 4, Fincher 4). Turnovers: NOC-Enid 11, Cowley 13. Fouled out: none. Total fouls: NOC-Enid 11, Cowley 14.

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