MIAMI — Seven members of the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Golden Norsemen scored in double figures Wednesday, Nov. 8, during a 108-74 rout over the Randall College junior varsity Saints in the NEO Field House.
NEO (3-1) remained at home Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. clash with the Oklahoma Wesleyan University junior varsity.
The Golden Norsemen travel to Moore to face Randall College in a 6 p.m. rematch on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
The Saints actually started the game with a 1-0 lead after guard Anthony Pena sank a free throw. NEO received a pregame technical for dunking the basketball during warm-ups.
Paced by 13 points from freshman forward Cedric Ward, 10 points from by freshman guard Ravel Moody and eight points by sophomore guard David Thornton, the Norsemen constructed a 48-33 halftime lead.
The Saints hit six 3-point field goals in the first 20 minutes led by two from Mitch Malveaux and one each by Brannan Dean, Kaleb Parrish, Deekwon Parrish and Anthony Pena.
All 11 Golden Norse players received considerable court time by the middle of the second half as everyone put points on the scoreboard.
Last year the Norsemen topped the 100-point plateau only once. NEO defeated the OWU junior varsity, 104-56, Nov. 14 in Miami.
Freshman Kyle Lukasiewicz sank five 3-pointers to lead the Golden Norse with 17 points while both Thornton and Moody tallied 15 points each, Alex Taylor 13, both Ward and Valentine Van Putten 11 each and Josh Humphries 10 points.
Guard Jeremiah Morris contributed six points, Dylan Van Eyck five, TyJuan Johnson four and Thais Montgomery one.
Pena led the Saints with 17 total points along with 12 by both Malveaux and James Thomas, Cubit 11, Parrish 8, Dean Braman 4, Quaylan Walker 3, Michael Martin 3, Lay Am’mons 2 and Elijah Brown 2.
NEO connected on 26 of 39 free throws for 67 percent while the Saints sank 6 of 9 for 67 percent.