Cloud County wins fourth straight

TONKAWA, Okla. — Cloud County ended  the non-conference portion of its schedule with a fourth consecutive win by thumping Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa 67-32 Sunday afternoon.
The Thunderbirds head into semester break at 10-4, and will not play again until opening Jayhawk Conference Western Division play by hosting Colby Community College on Jan. 4.
It was Cloud County’s second win over Northern Oklahoma.
The T-Birds downed the Mavericks 74-42 in a home game on Nov. 24.
“I think we finished up a relatively successful non-conference part of our schedule with three good wins in a row, two on the road. It was a good way to finish up first semester,” Cloud County coach Brett Erkenbrack said.
Cloud County got out to a 17-4 lead in the first 11 minutes of the game.
Northern Oklahoma scored nine points in the final four minutes of the first half, but still trailed 29-13.
“I was pleased with our defensive positioning and our rebounding,” Erkenbrack said.
The T-Birds would lead the Mavericks by as many as 41 points in the second half on their way to the 35-point win.
Cloud County had 10 of 11 players in uniform score in the game led by Jordyn Alexander with 15 points. The freshman also had six rebounds.
Aleesha Coulter scored nine points for the T-Birds.
Kamika Mason came off the bench to score eight points and grab eight rebounds.
Megan Stagner and Ajai Ford had eight points each.
“Jordyn Alexander had a nice game for us. Kamika Mason came off the bench and played well,” Erkenbrack said.
Cloud County shot just 34 percent (23 of 67) from the field and made 16 of 25 free throws for 64 percent.
The T-Birds outrebounded the Mavericks 59-43, but had 19 turnovers in the game.
“I would have liked to have been more efficient offensively. That is something we have to get better at second semester,” Erkenbrack said.
Kristin Williams and Mary Means scored six points each for Northern Oklahoma.
The Mavericks made just 13 of 65 field goal attempts for 20 percent and two of five free throws.

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