ENID - Unable to overcome an 11-point halftime deficit, the 30th-ranked Northeastern A&M Lady Norse dropped a 68-65 decision Tuesday night in Enid's Mabee Center to the Northern Oklahoma College Lady Jets.

Snapping a four-game winning streak, coach Jim Rowland's Lady Norse are 13-4 on the season and 6-2 against Bi-State Athletic Conference Western Division teams.

Coach Scott Morris' Lady Jets stand 12-5 on the year and 6-2 against Bi-State East teams.

The Lady Norse travel to Tonkawa on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. showdown with the Northern Oklahoma College Lady Mavericks. NEO defeated the Lady Mavs 86-83 on Dec. 4 in Miami.

Plaqued by excessive personal fouls in the first half, the Lady Norse were outscored 9-1 at the free throw line as the Lady Jets constructed a 37-26 margin. Sophomore center Megan Byford scored 13 of her game-high 22 points to lead Northern during the first 20 minutes.

Sophomore center Regiane Araujo saw only eight minutes on the court for the Lady Norse before fouling out early in the second half.

The 6-4 Araujo was held to only one shot and no points while fellow post player Nathalia Araujo was also held scoreless and saddled with four personal fouls in 22 minutes of action.

Freshman Sequoria Grady led the Lady Norse with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Veteran guard Bruna Duarte contributed 14 points while point-guard Whitney Conerly returned to the lineup and added 13 points.

Conerly had been sidelined for three games with a twisted ankle.

Byford had 12 rebounds to go with her 22 points.

Northern-Enid 68, Northeastern A&M 65

Northeastern A&M - Grady 9-17 2-4 21, Duarte 5-11 0-0 14, Conerly 6-8 1-1 13, Holmes 3-8 2-3 8, Wells 2-3 2-2 6, Haley 1-3 0-0 3, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, West 0-0 0-0 0, N. Araujo 0-0 0-0 0, R. Araujo 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-52 7-10 65.

Northern-Enid - Byford 8-9 6-10 22, Myers 2-7 5-7 9, Hare 2-5 3-3 8, Graham 3-16 2-4 8, Anderson 2-6 4-6 8, Lanie 3-4 0-0 7, Smith 2-2 0-0 6, Yost 0-3 0-0 0, Reimer 0-0 0-0 0, Turney 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-52 20-29 68.

Halftime - Northern-Enid 37, NEO 28. 3-point goals - NEO 6-13 (Duarte 4-9, Haley 1-2, Grady 1-1, Holmes 0-1), Northern-Enid 4-9 (Smith 2-2, Lanie 1-1, Hare 1-3, Myers 0-2,l Anderson 0-1). Total fouls - NEO 22, Northern-Enid 16. Rebounds - NEO 32 (Grady 12), Northern-Enid 32 (Byford 12). Assists - NEO 22 (Duarte 9), Northern-Enid 12 (Myers 4, Graham 4). Steals - NEO 7 (Grady 3), Northern-Enid 7 (Smith 3). Blocked shots - NEO 3 (Duarte, Grady, Wells), Northern-Enid 1 (Byford). Turnovers - NEO 17, Northern-Enid 16. Fouled out - R. Araujo, Graham.