Lady Jets upset top ranked New Mexico

Lady Jets upset top ranked New Mexico

Freshman Sarah Griswold scored 21 points leading NOC Enid to a72-62 upset of top ranked New Mexico Saturday at the Mabee Center in Enid.

Three other Lady Jets reached double figures with 13 points while Jacie Engler added 12 and Kaylee Hurst 10.

Saturday's upset revenged an earlier 87-48 loss to New Mexico in the season opener.  New Mexico fell to 9-2 on the year.

"Today was a perfect storm for us," said head coach Scott Morris.  "They (New Mexico) are a tremendous team and it was critical that we play well early and gain some confidence.  Once we did that, I think our players felt like they could win the game."

"I'm proud of our girls for withstanding each run they made in the second half.  It was a great effort on our part."

NOC led 20-16 after the first quarter and then went on an 8-0 run to take a 28-16 lead.

New Mexico cut the lead to 36-31 at half and NOC took a 53-45 lead heading to the fourth.

New Mexico cut the NOC lead to 61-57 with 4:40 left but NOC answered with a 6-0 run to build the lead to 67-57 and held on for the 72-62 win.

Saturday's win was the Lady Jets ninth straight.

Lady Jets 72, New Mexico 62

                 1     2     3     4--Total

NM           16    15   14   17--  62

NOC         20    16   17   19--  72

NOC--S. Griswold 21, M. Tramble 13, J. Engler 12, K. Hurst 10, C. Lazenby 9, M. Pierce 6.