CCCC women pass road test

TONKAWA, Okla. — Cloud County passed its first true road test by defeating Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa 84-62 on Tuesday night.
 The Thunderbirds had opened the season by splitting a pair of games in the Highland Hotel/Pizza Hut Classic hosted by Barton County Community College last weekend.
 Five players scored in double figures to lead Cloud County to the victory over Northern Oklahoma.
Agnese Aramina and Jordyn Alexander scored 18 points each for the T-Birds.
Courtney Fisher finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.
Jayna Smith had 12 points, five rebounds and four assists, and Raneisha Duncan added 10 points.
“I thought we played really well. Our top six or seven players played really well,” Cloud County coach Brett Erkenbrack said.
Cloud County got out to a 16-6 lead in the game and would not trail after.
The T-Birds had to overcome early foul trouble in the first half.
“We had seven players with two fouls in the first half,” Erkenbrack said.
Northern Oklahoma went to the free throw line 20 times in the first 20 minutes, but connected just 10 times.
“The last  five or six minutes of the half we had all different weird types of combinations on the floor,” Erkenbrack said, “I thought we did a job of keeping our composure and maintaining the lead without anybody getting her third foul.”
Cloud County led by as many as 14 points in the first half, and was up 41-28 at halftime.
Northern Oklahoma was unable to make a run at the T-Birds in the second half.
The T-Birds outscored the Mavericks 43-34 on their way to the win.
“It is always difficult to win on the road, especially to win on the road like that,” Erkenbrack said.
Cloud County finished 31 of 52 from the field for 60 percent and 15 of 27 from the line for 55 percent.
Jamee Moore lead Northern Oklahoma with 19 points.
Ashley LaGasse, Monica Reynolds and Deborah Means scored nine points each for the Mavericks.
Northern Oklahoma hit 20 of 59 field goal attempts for 34 percent.
The two teams combined for 55 free throw attempts.
“If this is the way the game is going to be officiated it is just going to be a free throw contest,” Erkenbrack said.
Cloud County will play at home for the first time this season when it hosts the Doane College junior varsity at 6:00 Thursday night.

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