ENID - Returning to the hardwoods after a week break for Thanksgiving, Northeastern A&M's 32nd-ranked Lady Norse travel to Enid for a 6 p.m. Bi-State Athletic Conference clash Monday with the Northern Oklahoma College Lady Jets.
Following an 83-61 victory over the Seminole State College Belles last Monday, coach Jim Rowland's Lady Norse resume action with a 5-2 season record and a 1-0 Bi-State mark.
The Lady Norse conclude the home portion of the fall semester on Wednesday by hosting the Crowder (Mo.) College Riders at 6 p.m. in the Student Activities Center.
NEO will not be at home again until Jan. 7 against Murray State College.
Coach Scott Morris' NOC-Enid Lady Jets return to action with an 8-1 season record. The Lady Jets dropped an 80-70 decision to Garden City, Kan., Nov. 17 in Enid.
Last season the Lady Jets finished 23-8 overall and 5-3 in the Western Division of the Bi-State.
Clutch free throw shooting by sophomore Shay Holmes in the final minute carried the Lady Norse to a 75-71 victory over the Lady Jets in the quarterfinals of the Women's Division I Region II Tournament last year at Shawnee.
With the score tied 69-69 with 1:25 left in the game, Holmes sank four of six free throw attempts in less than a minute to seal the Lady Norse victory.
During the regular season, the two teams took advantage of home court to gain a split.
The Lady Norse erased a four-point halftime deficit to gain a 51-47 victory over the Lady Jets on in the NEO Fieldhouse.
Sophomore Brittni Allen hit five 3-point field goals for NEO to lead all scorers. Megan Byford and Haley Myers scored 12 points each for the Lady Jets.
Traveling to Enid in January, the Lady Jets constructed a 37-28 halftime lead en route to a 68-65 victory over the Lady Norse.
Byford led all scorers with 22 points for Enid while Sequoria Grady tallied 21 for NEO.
With six returning sophomores, the Lady Jets are expected to start veteran Leah Lanie (5-3 of Manchester) and freshman Krista Bullis (5-6 of Dover) at the guard positions.
Lanie leads the Lady Jets with 40 assists and 17 steals while averaging 11.1 points per game. Bullis is averaging 7.8 points with 27 assists and 10 steals.
Sophomore Misty Haley (5-6 of Oktaha) and freshman Megan Fraley (5-6 of Adair) will matchup for the Lady Norse in the backcourt.
Haley is averaging 13.9 points with 17 assists and 10 steals. Fraley is scoring 10.9 points with 14 assists and eight steals.
Veterans Rose Anderson (5-10 of Edinburgh, Scotland) and Jessica Reimer (5-10 of Mountain View) start on the perimeter for the Lady Jets.
Anderson averages 12.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game while Reimer is scoring 6.7 points and grabbing 5.9 rebounds each contest.
Sophomore Autumn Thompson (5-6 of Glenpool) and freshman Nolisha Markham (5-10 of Tulsa) will start on the perimeter for NEO.
Thompson is averaging 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds while leading the Lady Norse with 29 assists. Markham leads NEO with a 9.3 rebounding mark while averaging 13.1 points per game.
Freshman Anna Brzozowski (6-2 of Harrah) starts in the post position for the Lady Jets.
Brzozowski leads the team with a 6.6 rebounding average while scoring at a 12.2 clip.
After missing one game with a twisted ankle, freshman Skye Rees (6-2 of Melbourne, Australia) should start at center for the Lady Norse. Rees is averaging 10.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.