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Lady Bobcats Complete Sweep of NNMC on the Road

Feb 02, 2019

Ashley Forrest on the drive
Ashley Forrest on the drive. Photo: Larry Plumlee

College of the Ozarks women’s basketball finished up the second day at Northern New Mexico College with a 96-39 victory over the Lady Eagles.  It was another hot-shooting day for the Lady Cats, who finished the day shooting 54% from the field and 50% from behind the arc. 

C of O jumped out to a quick start with a 23-6 lead after one quarter.  NNMC had more success from the field in the second quarter, but they were still outscored 18-10 for a 41-16 halftime score.  C of O shot 50% from the field in the first half to just 26% for the Lady Eagles.  The Lady Cats were 7-17 from three for 41% and NNMC did not connect from deep in the half.  Cass Johnson had 17 first-half points and Ashley Forrest had 11. 

C of O shot a blistering 59% from the field and from three in the second half.  NNMC shot 27% from the field and 14% from three in the half.  The Lady Cats outscored the Lady Eagles 29-17 in the third and 26-6 in the fourth to claim the victory.  C of O won the rebounding battle 37-19.  The Lady Cats forced 11 turnovers and had just six of their own, while dishing out 21 assists. 

Cass Johnson led all scorers with 26 points on 8-14 from the three-point line.  Ashley Forrest added 14 points off of the bench, and Kelsie Cleeton had 13 points.  Cleeton pulled down 7 rebounds and handed out five assists.  All C of O players scored in the game and the Lady Cat bench contributed 36 points. 

C of O travels to Crowley’s Ridge College on Tuesday for a 5:00 PM tip, before finishing the regular season at home.