MUSKOGEE, Okla. Nov 4, 2015 – The Bacone Warriors men’s basketball team lost their home opener against the Lyon College Scots of Batesville, Ark., bringing the Warriors to a record of 0-3.
The Warriors lead at halftime with a score of 36-33. Juniors Brandon Chatman and Alan Brewer lead the team in scoring with 12 points each. Warriors shot 50 percent at the free throw line and had a total of 8 rebounds. Warriors made 14/31 shots to finish out the half.
The second half of the game the Warriors went 10/12 at the free throw line. Unfortunately, free throws were not enough. Warriors had a total of 3 offensive rebounds and 7 defensive for the half. With making 12/31 shots the second half, they ended the game with a score of 61-75. Chatman lead the team in scoring with a total of 21 points.
“I was very pleased with how the guys played the first half of the game. But we need to learn how to play a whole game,” Varsity Head Coach Alan Foster. “I’m confident in my players and tonight was a learning experience. I know my team well and we will continue to improve everyday.”
The Warriors next game will be against Peru State University in Shawnee, Okla. Game time will be at 6 pm.
“We’re really excited to announced the hiring of Kyle (Hatfield),” Foster said. “We had a number of qualified candidates and after going through those we felt Kyle’s background and his ties to Oklahoma fit what we were looking for. I’m looking forward to working with him.”
Hatfield takes over the men’s assistant position after Josh Nichols vacated it to accept the head women’s basketball position; he previously served as an assistant coach, head junior varsity coach and director of basketball operations at Central Christian College in McPherson, Kan.
“I’m excited to be back in the area and to be able to recruit around here more. I’m very excited to see what are guys can do. I’m going to help these guys as much as I can.”
Additionally, he served as a graduate assistant in 2011 and 2013 at Central Christian College and as an assistant at Ringling High School in Ringling, Okla.
Hatfield played one season at Central Christian College before knee injuries forced him to end his playing career prematurely. He is a native of Okemah, Okla. and attended high school at Wilson-Henryetta; he’s also an enrolled member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians.
WACO, Texas – The Red River Athletic Conference announced the 2014-15 RRAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference team with two athletes receiving honors.
Leading the group was senior Kayla Denton who was selected to the RRAC All-Conference second team.
Denton led the Lady Warriors in scoring for the season at 11.4 points per game; she concluded her four-year career with 101 games played and 713 points scored.
Junior guard Seanna Arredondo was named to the RRAC All-Conference honorable mention team.
Arredondo was second on the team in scoring at 10.9 points per game and led Bacone in assists at 2.1 per game.
HOBBS, N.M. – A down to the wire game ended with the University of the Southwest edging out the Bacone Warriors 74-69 in Red River conference action on Thursday, Dec. 11.
Trailing 70-66 with 40 seconds remaining, Geo Brewer nailed a three-point bucket to get the Warriors with one with 34 ticks left.
Reginald Sonnier answered for the Mustangs to put USW up three late; Brewer tried and failed to answer with a three-point shot of his own with 12 seconds to go.
After a foul by Matt Qualls, Southwest’s Oscar Lewis nailed two free throws at the line with 11 seconds left to seal the 74-69 victory.
Brewer led Bacone in scoring with 24 points on eight-of-19 shooting; Qualls added 19 on nine-of-20 attempts with 18 boards.
Collectively, the Warriors knocked down 36 percent (27-of-75) but committed 20 turnovers.
Bacone (4-6, 0-2) plays at St. Thomas (Texas) on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A dominant first half by the Bacone Warriors pushed them past the Paul Quinn Tigers 67-56 on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Palmer Center.
Bacone led 37-26 at intermission and continued their momentum with a 12-4 scoring to open up the second half; the Warriors built a 60-37 lead with 9:14 remaining after a free throw by Corey Swift.
Paul Quinn clawed their way back in after Jesse Williams knocked down one free throw, trimming Bacone’s lead to 60-49 with 4:30 remaining.
However, the Tigers were unable to get closer than 11 points.
Matt Qualls paced Bacone with 13 points despite sitting most of the second half; Marques Perry finished with 11.
On the night the Warriors knocked down 43 percent (25-of-58) and held the Tigers to 28 percent (19-of-67).
The Warriors (4-5, 0-1 RRAC) travels to the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, N.M. on Thursday, Dec. 11.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A back-and-forth affair slipped through the fingers of the Bacone Warriors as they fell 82-77 to Texas College in Red River Conference action on Friday, Dec. 5 at the Palmer Center.
Bacone trailed 79-77 with 46 seconds remaining when Texas College’s Roy Shelton knocked down one free throw to increase the Steers lead by three.
Geo Brewer missed the ensuing field goal attempt but back-to-back free throw misses by Dexter Cormier’s gave the Warriors new life with 23 seconds left.
A turnover on the inbounds play sealed the win for Texas College.
For the game the Warriors knocked down 40 percent (22-of-55) but only hit two-of-18 from three-point range and combined to knock down 31-of-45 free throw tries.
Brewer finished 30 points and Matt Qualls pumped in 22 points and 7 boards.
The Warriors (3-5, 0-1 RRAC) faces Paul Quinn at home on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
SHERMAN, Texas – A strong night by forward Matt Qualls paved the way for the Bacone Warriors to upend Austin College 84-75 on Tuesday, Nov. 25.
The Warriors held Austin College to 28 percent shooting in the first half to build a 35-27 halftime lead; the Roos responded with a solid second half but were still outscored 49-48 by Bacone.
For the game Bacone knocked down 42 percent (28-of-66) from the field while hitting six-of-17 from three-point range and 22-of-34 free throw attempts.
Qualls led all scorers with 28 points on 11-of-21 shooting while gobbling up 14 boards; Irving Levine posted a career-high 18 points and Geo Brewer pumped in 13.
Bacone (3-4) hosts Texas College on Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Palmer Center.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A slow second half by the Bacone Warriors gave St. Gregory’s enough breathing room to grab a 96-83 victory on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Palmer Center.
The Warriors came out firing in the first half, knocking down 52 percent (18-of-34) to lead the Cavaliers 37-36 with 3:43 until halftime.
St. Gregory’s responded with a 9-0 scoring run to leap in front of Bacone 45-37; the Cavaliers headed into intermission leading 47-40.
In the second half the Warriors trailed by as many as 18 before Matt Qualls cut St. Gregory’s lead to 10 at 76-66 with 8:56 remaining.
Bacone would get no closer and eventually fall 96-83 to the Cavaliers.
For the game the Warriors knocked down 43 percent (31-of-72) while hitting six-of-17 from three-point range and 15-of-23 from free-throw range.
Qualls finished with 24 points and 15 boards and Geo Brewer added 21 points.
Bacone (2-4) faces Austin College on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – A strong first half pushed the Bacone Warriors past Oklahoma Wesleyan 95-91 on Saturday, Nov. 15.
The Warriors built a 53-38 halftime lead before the Eagles outscored Bacone 53-42 in the second half.
For the game Bacone knocked down 50 percent (30-of-59) from the field and combined to hit 26-for-31 at the charity stripe.
Matt Qualls led Bacone with 19 points, Geo Brewer added 17 and Irving Levine chipped in 14.
Corey Swift finished with 13 and Orsbon Hawkins racked up 10.
Bacone (2-3) hosts St. Gregory’s at home on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.