The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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November 13, 2012

Crowder holds off Coffeyville by two

The Coffeyville Red Ravens missed two shots from underneath in the closing seconds as the Crowder Lady ’Riders held on to nip Coffeyville 54-52 Tuesday night.

Crowder (5-1) rallied from a 31-22 halftime deficit in Nellis Hall.

Crowder coach Tina Robbins said a key for her team was its ability to shut out Coffeyville for about five minutes to begin the second half.

Crowder received 13 points from Terai Sadler, 11 from Sarah Sagely and 10 from Veronica Amos. Crowder also got 12 rebounds from Amos (who grabbed the final carom), nine boards and three assists from Sadler, six steals and four assists from Camila Lacerda and three assists from Dorian Briggs.

Coffeyville received 18 points from 5-10 freshman Miaja Coursey.

Crowder will host its Classic on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s schedule is North Arkansas vs. Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa at 5 p.m. and LSU-Eunice vs. Crowder at 7. Saturday’s opener is at 1 p.m. with North Ark playing LSU-Eunice.

Robbins will continue “Breakfast with Coach Robbins” at 7:30 a.m. on Friday in the Wright Conference Center. Reservations can be made by calling Robbins at 417-455-5658.

John Brown 79, Ozark Christian 48

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. — Coleson Rakestraw tallied 15 points as John Brown University downed Ozark Christian.

The Golden Eagles led 39-20 at halftime.

Kyle Wicklund converted 8-of-10 free throw and scored 14 points to pace the Ambassadors. Marco Mircetic added 12 points, and Zac Hill had six rebounds and three assists.

John Brown shot 48 percent from the floor (29-of-60) and owned a 46-27 rebounding advantage. OCC made 15-of-52 shots for 29 percent.

Cottey 97, OCC 33

NEVADA, Mo. — Blaklee Sanders scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures for Cottey at the Hinkhouse.

All 11 players scored at least four points for Cottey, which led 53-17 at halftime. Kennadi Howard and Bailey Braden added 12 points apiece, and Selena Gochenour and Dayna Turnbull each had 10.

Sarah Rhodes scored 10 points for the Ambassadors in their season opener.

Cottey (2-0) plays host to Fort Scott on Friday.

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