Basketball Teams Mixed
Playing one of its toughest non-conference schedules in years, the men’s basketball team has gotten off to a 5-4 start. Despite going 0-3 at a tough Three Rivers Tournament, the young Tiger squad looked impressive in road wins over Northern Oklahoma College and Butler. Sophomore forward Damien Lolar from Arkansas City leads Cowley in scoring with an average of 13.9 points per game. Fellow sophomore Xavier Burnette of Topeka also is playing well and is averaging 11.3 points per game. Freshmen Tony Phillips from Wichita and Marcus Watts from Clinton, S.C., highlight a talented freshman class. Phillips is averaging 12.9 points and a team-best 7.9 rebounds per game, while Watts is averaging 11.3 points and 4.4 rebounds.
The women’s team has used a solid defensive effort to win nine of its first 10 games. The Lady Tigers were ranked as high as No.13 in the NJCAA basketball poll before losing to No. 3 ranked Seward County on Nov. 22. Cowley is allowing opponents an average of just 47.4 points per game, and is outshooting the opposition 39.9 percent to 33.9 percent from the floor. Tamala Turner, from West Memphis, Ark., and a transfer from Seminole College, leads the Lady Tigers in scoring (12.6 points). Fellow sophomore post player Domenica Silva from Brazil is averaging 11.3 points per game, while sophomore forward Kara Pridey of Salina leads the team with an average of 8.4 rebounds per game.
Spring 2005 Semester Schedule
Jan. 5 Home Labette 6/8 p.m.
Jan. 8 Home Kansas City 6/8 p.m.
Jan. 12 At Fort Scott 6/8 p.m.
Jan. 15 At Johnson County 2/4 p.m.
Jan. 19 At Neosho County 6/8 p.m.
Jan. 24 Home Highland 6/8 p.m.
Jan. 26 Home Coffeyville 6/8 p.m.
Jan. 29 At Allen County 6/8 p.m.
Feb. 2 At Independence 6/8 p.m.
Feb. 5 At Labette 6/8 p.m.
Feb. 9 At Kansas City 6/8 p.m.
Feb. 12 Home Fort Scott 6/8 p.m.
Feb. 16 Homecoming Johnson 6/8 p.m.
Feb. 19 Home Neosho 6/8 p.m.
Feb. 23 At Highland 6/8 p.m.
Feb. 26 At Coffeyville 6/8 p.m.
March 2 Home Allen Co. 6/8 p.m.
March 5 Home Independence 6/8 p.m.
NOTE: Log on to http://kacy.fm/ for live webcasts of each game! If you live in the Cowley County area, tune in to KACY-FM 102.5.