Two earn player of the week honors
Ponca City Now - February 17, 2015 1:33 pm
Mavericks Head Women’s Basketball Coach Greg Krause announces the Northern Oklahoma College women’s basketball player of the week and Men’s Head Coach Donnie Jackson announces the men’s player of the week.
The women’s player of the week is Raetchel Gray, a sophomore from Byng High School in Ada Oklahoma; and men’s player of the week is Travon Moore, a freshman from Oklahoma City, Putnam City West High School.
Coach Krause said, “In a one game week, at Carl Albert, Raetchel scored 24 points, shot 9 of 10 from the free throw line, grabbed 16 rebounds, and had 7 steals. She almost brought us back from a 21 point deficit in the second half in a 79-77 loss at Carl Albert. She continues to step up in all situations.”
After the loss to Carl Albert 79-77, the Lady Mavs are 13-13 overall and 6-8 in conference play for the season, as of Feb. 15.
“In a 79-67 victory over Carl Albert, Travon came off the bench and sparked the team with 8 points and 3 offensive rebounds. He also hit two 3 pointers as well. Ever since Travon has been back from Christmas break, he has really started to play with more confidence. I have been excited to see his growth as a player and I expect him to continue getting better,” said Coach Jackson.
The NOC men’s team stands at 17-9 overall and 10-4 in conference play, as of Feb. 15. Last week they won their conference game against Carl Albert 79-67.
The men and women take on Western at home Feb. 16, travel to Warner Feb. 19 for a contest against Connors State, return home to host Eastern Feb. 23 and then travel to El Reno to play Redlands Feb. 26. All four upcoming games are conference games with the women playing at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.