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THE PERi(INS JOURNAL-THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1997 :.:z:iii%iii.li!i:ii!.i..::, . .-....., ..., , .. It is hoped this home and away trend takes a turn for the better (The Mabee Center is pretty well considered a second home the for the Cowboys by now) as the Cowboys seem to have difficulties with the basket when it's not in Gallagher- Iba Arena. I'm afraid it's going to happen more often than not, come on Pokes and prove me wrong. Our heroes fell victim to the Arkansas State Indians by 56 to 53, even though they led by l0 points on two occasions. The goal seemed somewhat smaller as they missed 36 of their attempts while only making 20 of them. I believe that translates into a .357 average, which will not win you many ball games. The three-point shooting was even worse as they only connected on three of eighteen. This is especially disappointing as you would think that on a three-point attempt, that you would have an open shot or you wouldn't be shoot- ing. Figure that one out ( I don't mean the percentage--I know that, it's 17%). I'm sure it was a long night in Jonesboro for Coach Eddie and his troops as successful field goal attempts became about as rare as pearls in a pig pen. I'm sure it's a mental thing and I'm equally sure it's something that coaches have been fighting since they made the ball round. If there's a quick cure for it, the coach who discovered it has been keeping it to himself. Even the superior rebounding of 44-30 didn't spell a win, when you have 18 turn- overs to your opponent's 11. This turn-over ratio could explain a little of the problem. Turnovers are caused by a variety of reasons. Some being due to not respecting or realizing your opponent's abili- ties, carelessness or lack of concentration, crowd distraction and sometimes just plain lack of effort. Any of the afore mentioned shortcomings will greatly hamper success and a combination of them will almost guarantee a second-place finish. Strangely enough, free-throw figured strongly in the out-come even though the Cowboys shot 63 / to the Indian's 52%. The problem was that the Pokes only got 16 tries while Arkansas State shot 25 freebies. The Cowboys had 56 attempts from the field, compare to 51 for the Indians, so it really did come down to poor shooting on the part of the visitors. It appears, for a while at least, that we'll continue to see a lot of inconsistencies on the part of our young players as they strive to adjust to the level of play that they're being exposed to. And right now, we need inconsistency about as bad as the Pope needs a new hat. The Oklahoma State Cowboys probably played their best game of the young season Monday night at the Mabee Center as they de- feated Nevada of Reno 70-50. A new lineup, featuring two fresh- men, appeared to be the right mix. Joe Adkins replaced Chad Alexander and Desmond Mason remained a starter, even though Jason Skaer appeared to be recovered from his injury. Peterson continued his smooth as silk performance as he poured in 21 points. Mason probably played his best game thus far and is making it very difficult for Jason Skaer to get back in the starting lineup. Mason had a career high 11 points, while his defensive play continued to be outstanding, something Coach Sutton doesn't take lightly. Adkins improved his stock as a starter as he had no turn- overs, five points and six assists. He's going to be difficult to dis- lodge from his starting role. Alex Webber, another fre. hman, didn't hurt his chances of playing as he had six points and five rebounds in only 17 minutes of playing time. Chianti Roberts was his steady self as he harassed the Nevadans with six steals, 17 points, five rebounds, two blocked shots and two assists. Not a bad guy to have around. The biggest test of the season is just around the corner as the Pokes travel to Austin to take on the number 18 ranked Texas Long- horns Saturday at 12:45--4une in. So I'll leave this with you in closing, if you're planning on travel- ing over-seas and you look anything like your passport photo. Stay home, you're too sick to travel. SCHOOL MEALS THIS WEEK: MONDAY, ,January 6 - Breakfast: oatmeal or asst. cereal; toast, white bread; asst. fruit juice; jelly; peanut butter; milk. Lunch: chicken nuggets & BBQ sauce or fish nuggets; potato puffs; pine- apple chunks; brownies; white bread; milk. TUESDAY, January 7 - Breakfast: cinnamon raisin biscuit or asst. cereal; sausage links; honey; asst. fruit juice; milk. Lunch: lasagna w/ground beef or fish nuggets; garlic bread; green beans; peaches; milk. WEDNESDAY, January 8 - Breakfast: banana muffins or asst. cereal; bacon; asst. fruit juice; toast; jelly; milk. Lunch: ham w/ macaroni & cheese or fish nuggets; peas; Rossi applesauce; white bread; milk. THURSDAY, January 9- Breakfast: scrambled eggs or asst. ce- real; ham slice; asst. fruit juice; toast, white bread; peanut butter; jelly; milk. Lunch - bean tostados or fish nuggets; lettuce w/to- mato; pears; wacky cake; garlic bread; milk. FRIDAY, January 10 - Breakfast: gravy sausage & biscuit or asst. cereal; jelly; peanut butter; margarine; asst. fruit juice; milk. Lunch: cheeseburger on a bun or fish nuggets; spicy fries; fruit cocktail; milk. A-la-carte and 2nd choice offered daily. Original Subway sandwiches offered evcl:y Th ursday for $2.00 each. 1996-97 Basketball & Wrestling Home Schedules Jan. 7, 6:30 - Ponca City JV, HS Wr. - New Gym Jan. 9, 4:00 - Woodland, 7-8 - New Gym Jan. 9, 6:30 - Woodland, 9th - Old Gym Jan. 10, 4:00 - Perry, HSxJV - New Gym Jan. 13, 4:30 - Perry, 7-8 - New Gym Jan. 18, TBA - District Duals, HS - New Gym Jan. 20, 5:00 - Drumright, 9th - New Gym Jan. 27, 4:30 - Meeker, 6-9 - New Gym Jan. 30, 4:00 - Perkins Tryon Quad. - New Gym Jan. 31, 5:00 - Holdenville, HS-JV - New Gym Feb. 3-8 - 66 Conf. Tournament, 7-8-9 - TBA Feb. 6, 6:00 - Chandler, HS-JR Wr. - New Gym Feb. 11, 5:00 - Stroud, HS-BJV - New Gym Feb. 13, 4:00 - Newkirk, 7-8 - Old Gym Feb. 13, 6:00 - Piedmont, HS-Jr. Wr. - New Gym Feb. 14, 4:00 - Prague, HS-BG JV - New Gym Feb. 15, 5:00 - Woodland, HS-GJV - New Gym Feb. 18, 4:00 - Cushing, HS-BG JV - New Gym Still time to enroll Basketball The Basketball Fun Clinic for will start Monday, Jan. 6th from 7 to 8 Gym, so parents, there is still time for your boy fun. All you need to do is call Winfrey Lnings). Please notice the new day and Don'l miss out on this fun time. Perkins Youth Wrestling Division I 43 lbs.--Luke Moorman, 2nd place 49 lbs.--Matt Moorman-4th place Division II 105 lbs.--Colt Whitfield, 2nd place Division HI 90 lbs.--Brad Ward, 1st place Division IV 100 lbs.--Dusty Hancock, 2nd place 120 lbs.--J.W. Ward, 4th place Demons Back In esday, January HERE On Monday, Dec. 2, ground was t tion of the business incubator to be built Technology Center campus. The incubator, named Meridian ness Development, will be located on the campus and should be completed by Fall l square-foot business innovation facility vide an economic boost to communities district. It will house offices for new commodate light manufacturing ter. Pictured with hard hats and Major assistant superintendent; Stevi finance; Dr. Fred Shultz, superintendent; Myron Roderick, David Hildebrandt, GarY bers of Meridian Technology Center's Alan Baker, Daco Construction Daco Construction corporate Inc., architect; Karim Farajollahi, Andrea Kelly, assistant superintendent; with The News Press. Also included are ogy Center employees who gathered THESE FINE AREA BUSINESSES URGE YOU TO SUPPORT ALL PERKINS-TRYON ATHLETIC & ACADEMIC "Now That's A Pizza Present This Coupon For A LARGE PIZZA FOR A MEDIUM CHARGE One Coupon Per Customer Coupon!" ")Vow th t's pizza!" 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