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Sports THE JOURNAL, Thursday, January 13, 2011 - B3 Regardless of what level of basketball you're talking about, coaches stress the importance of getting off to a good start once confer- ence play begins especially .... By Rick menick Journal i Editor when you aren't among the span, Olukemi scored 11 of out with just under four preseason league leaders. OSU's 17 points that lifted minutes remaining. In that That was the situation the the orange-clad home team time, Penn used perfect free Oklahoma State Cowboys from a 49-41 deficit to a 68- throw shooting by hitting all faced entering Saturday's 56 lead. During that span, eight attempts to keep the Big 12 Conference opener Kansas State's points were Wildcats at bay. Also his with No. 17 Kansas State. generated from the free ball-handling skills forced The result wasn't what throw line. KSU defenders to foul him some expected. It was a 76- Olukemi and Keiton to stop the clock. 62 upset over the Wildcats Page began the surge by There were nine lead i in Gallagher-Iba Arena. combining for eight straight changes in the first half Part of the importance points that forged a 49-49 as each time tried to main- of the win was the next two tie. Two free throws by tain control of the game. games for the Cowboys, Olukemi followed three Kansas State managed to both being on the road.by Page who used a pump build a seven-point lead at OSU was at College Sta-fake to draw a foul behind 28-21 with just over three tion, Texas, Wednesday the three-point arc. The minutes left in the half. But night against Texas A&M. run was completed when free throws from Olukemi, The brief road slate ends Olukemi converted on a Marshal Moses, and Page Saturday with a matchupconventional three-point along with a driving layup with the University of play that forced the tie. from Penn created a 28-28 Colorado in Boulder. Another 11-0 run put the tie at halflime. O-State received stellar Cowboys up for good and it The Wildcats looked to Oklahoma State's Jean-Paul Olukemi drives in for a layup performances from a pair was cappedby athree-point take control in the first 10 despite being contested by two Kansas State defenders of players that had either bucket by Olukemi from the minutes of the second half. during the Big 12 opener for both teams Saturday at Gal- no conference experience or left wing with 4:45 left in KSU reached an eight- lagher-lba Arena. The Cowboys surged in the second half very limited exposure. Jean- the game. point lead at 47-39 but as for a 76-62 win over the previously No. 17 Wildcats. Olukemi Paul Olukemi led the way Guard Ray Penn stepped quickly as that happened, finished with a career-high 22 points and was named the with a career-high 22 points up with a brilliant perfor- the momentum changed to conference's Rookie of the Week for his efforts, in addition to 11 rebounds, mance late; especially with favor the Cowboys with the Journal photo by Kyle Lomenick During an eight-minute fellow guard Page fouling end result the 76-62 win. I MULHALL -- The Coyle performance. Bluejackets rallied in Coyle had three players in overtime to gain a 54-49 win over the Luther Lions to capture the third place trophy in last week's Mul- hall-Orlando Invitational Tournament. Coyle led 25-22 at halftime but saw the lead slip away as Luther used a 13-7 third quarter run to gain a 35-32 lead. CHS rallied in the fourth quarter with a 15-12 Mack poured in 32 points Glencoe 75, Coyle 54 to lead all scorers. Donata GHS 16 18 25 16-75 CHS 13 16 16 9-54 double figures led by Wash- Griggs followed with 13 Glencoe - John Lazenby ington with 12, Mack with and Jakobi Brown and 28, Jake Lazenby 17, Brent 11, and Payne with 10. John Payne added 12 points Cook 11, Austen Ellis 7, Preston Stol 8, Jake Corbin 4, Nathan Lazenby paced the Panthers each. Griggs also pulled Melton 4. with 26 points. He was fol- down 10 rebounds for the Coyle - Keishawn Washing- lowed by younger brother double-double, ton 12, E.J. Mack 11, Domonique Payne 10, Ryan Weathers 6, Jake Lazenby with 1'7 and Aaron Scrogum led Carney Jakobi Brown 4, Donata Griggs Brent Cook with 11. with ll points. 4, Fidel Simpson 3, Dalton Anderson 2, Tony Aska 2. The Bluejackets opened Coyle 54, Luther 49 (OT)3-point goals - GHS: John the tournament with a 89- CHS 11 14 7 15 7-54 Lazenby 6, Jake Lazenby 3. 37 win over the Carney LHS 12 10 13 12 2-49 CHS: Weathers 2, Mack 1, Bulldogs. Coyle - Keishawn Washing- Simpson 1, Washington 1. ton 16, Domonique Payne 13, frame to force a 47-47 tie at the end of regulation. The Bluejackets would outscore the Lions 7-2 in the extra frame for the win. Keishawn Washington led Coyle in scoring with 16 points. Domonique Payne followed with 13. Tony Aska was the leading rebounder with 13. CHS was sent to the losers' bracket following a 75-54 loss to the Glencoe Pan- thers in semifinals action. Glencoe led 34-29 at halftime then pulled away with a 41-25 second half Coyle put the game away E.J, Mack 9, Ryan Weathers 8, with a 26-9 first quarter TonyAskaT˘DOnataGriggs 2. outburst then extended Luther- Gibson 22, Sumner 9, Browning 7, Norman 4, Weath- the margin to 38-16 at ers4, StiversJ. halftime. CHS outscored 3-point goals -- OILS: Wash- the Bulldogs 51-21 in the ington 3, Mack 1, Weathers 1. second half. LHS: Sumner 3, Stivers 1. Journal T CHECKY R ELE C ml UNE. ANOTHE A VAH AGE Coyle 89, Carney 37 Carney 9 7 6 15 - 37 Coyle 26 12 28 23-89 Camey- Scrogum 11, Battles 7, Graham 6, Miller 5, Kliewer 2, Knox 2, Roberson 2, Wilson 2. Coyle - E.J. Mack 32, Donata Griggs 13, Jakobi Brown 12, Domonique Payne 12, Magnus Scott 8, Ryan Weathers 5, Tony Aska 2, Shelby Black 2, Fidel Simpson 2, Christian Hummel 1. 3-point goals - Coyle: Mack 5, Weathers 1. Carney: Battles 1, Scrogum 1. Moses and Page fol- lowed in scoring with 16 points each. K-State was led by preseason confer- ence MVP Jacob Pullen with 20 points who recently returned to the lineup after a suspension. Page and Penn combined for a perfect 15-of-15 from the charity stripe as the Cowboys hit 32-of-43 free throw opportunities. The Wildcats were 24-of- 31 from the stripe as both teams were whistled for a combined 57 personal fouls. That also resulted in four K-State players fouling out while Page and Darrell Williams fouled out for the Cowboys. The Cowboys won't return home until a Wednesday, Jan. 19, game with Iowa State. If OSU wants to squash any talks about not returning to the NCAA tournament, it will have to get off to a strong conference start and that includes getting some wins on the road. If the Cow- boys can at least split these first two road games, that will continue to build this team's confidence as the season progresses. The Cowboys ended their non-conference sched- ule with a 79-63 win over the University of Texas-San Antonio here last Monday, The Roadrunners are coached by former Cowboy great Brooks Thompson and saw OSU put the game away with a 20-4 run over a seven-minute span early in the second half. The Cowboys would outscored UTSA 34-19 Lathe final 16 minutes for the win. Come in for HomeWwn .Service ~ Friendly & Familiar Faces You Kno East Hwy. 33. Perkins