|York College 21-9, 17-5||48||45||93|
|Ottawa (Kan.) 13-16, 11-11||41||39||80|
|Feb. 18, 2017|
|York College||Indv. Leaders||Ottawa (Kan.)|
|#3 Johnny Cooksey - 17||Points||#14 Logan Bullinger - 25|
|#34 Cameron Coleman - 10||Rebounds||#13 Kameron Lindsay - 10|
|#3 Johnny Cooksey - 5||Assists||#3 Hollis Mitchell - 7|
|York College||Team Statistics||Ottawa (Kan.)|
|46.2% (36 - 78)||Field Goals %||46.2% (30 - 65)|
|45.5% (15 - 33)||3 Point Field Goals %||42.9% (12 - 28)|
|60% (6 - 10)||Free Throws||61.5% (8 - 13)|
|21||2nd Chance Pts||16|
Ottawa, Kan. - Another balanced scoring effort extended the Panthers win streak to eight as they close out the regular season. Johnny Cooksey (SR/Shreveport, La) had a team high 17 points and five assists.
After a slow start the Panthers found themselves down 19-9 with 13 minutes remaining in the first half. However, the Panthers went on a 9-0 over the course of two minutes to tie the game at 26. The teams battled back and forth to keep it close until the final two minutes of the half when the Panthers went on a 7-0 run to lead 48-41 at the break.
The second half was all York as they built the lead up to 20 midway through the half. The Braves were able to close the game but never able to get back to single digits as the closest they got was 11 with just over a minute to go.
Chris Smith (SO/Dallas, Texas) added in 14 points, while Cameron Coleman (SR/Allen, Texas) had another double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Keith Mack (JR/Chicago, Ill) and Drelan Triplett each added 11 points for the Panthers.
York shot 46% from the field and the bench outscored the Braves 30-6.
York will host Bethany College on Wednesday night in the first round of the KCAC tournament. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m.