Claremore Daily Progress

Breaking News

Sports

January 2, 2013

Cowgirls ready to open Big 12 play against Texas Tech

STILLWATER — One look in an Oklahoma State women’s basketball team’s practice and you might not think that four days ago the Cowgirls were hoisting the Surf ‘N Slam Classic trophy.

But before the dust has had the chance to settle on the latest piece of hardware, the Cowgirls quest for another trophy begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Gallagher-Iba Arena when Oklahoma State plays host to Texas Tech in the Big 12 opener.

“I’m really excited because I think our team has come a long way,” Oklahoma State senior forward Toni Young said. “We’ve worked a lot over the last few months and now we’re getting a lot harder competition. We’re just ready to show the world that we are a good team.”

Make no mistake, the country knows that the No. 13th-ranked Cowgirls (11-0) have some talent. They lead the country with 88.4 points per game and 21.4 assists per game.

All of that makes for a pretty big bull’s-eye for the Texas Tech (10-2) — a team that prides itself on defense.

“We have to play smart,” Oklahoma State coach Jim Littell said. “I think other than probably Baylor, they’re the best defensive team in the Big 12. They’re very athletic and they create a mismatch problem for us because they play four guards. One of our post players is going to have to guard a quick, athletic guard. But we also create some for them because that means one of their guards is going to have to guard one of our post players.”

Getting production out of the post hasn’t been a problem lately for the Cowgirls. Young scored a pair of double-doubles — including a 30-point performance against San Diego State during the championship in San Diego.

Dominating in a tournament is one thing. Battling against some of the best players in the country night-in and night-out is another.

Text Only
Sports
  • DSC_0111web.jpg ‘Team behind the Team’

    For the second-straight year, the Claremore Zebra student training staff will be represented in the Oklahoma Coaches All-State games held in Tulsa.
    Meranda Golbek and Sarah Szcinski, a pair of 2014 Claremore High School graduates, earned All-State honors for their athletic training careers and will join two other student trainers from Jenks and Stillwater High School on the East squad.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • FISHFRYweb.jpg Claremore QB Club holds Fish Fry Aug. 2

    The Claremore Zebra Quarterback Club will hold its annual Fish Fry fundraiser on Aug. 2 at the Claremore High School cafeteria.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • VYPE Oklahoma Football Preview magazine available Thursday

    The VYPE Oklahoma High School/College football preview magazine will be available on Thursday across Rogers County.

    July 22, 2014

  • OUTDOORS: Abu Garcia Revo Beast wins Best Freshwater Reel Award

    The Abu Garcia Revo Beast has been awarded the Best Freshwater Reel Award at the 2014 ICAST show in Orlando, Fla. The new reel tests the limits of what is possible for a baitcast reel.

    July 22, 2014

  • AP Source: Cavs set on signing Wiggins

    Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It's still not clear if he'll play for them.

    A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to his deal, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed for 30 days.

    July 22, 2014

  • BASEBALL: Drillers rout Cardinals in series opener

    The Tulsa Drillers began their series in Spingfield in ideal fashion with a 7-1 win over the Cardinals Monday night.
     
    Taylor Featherston's monster night combined with yet another masterful start from Carlos Hernandez to produce the Tulsa victory.

    July 22, 2014

  • OSU Football Fan Appreciation Day set for Aug. 2

    Oklahoma State fans can officially start the 2014 Cowboy football season on Aug. 2 when OSU hosts its annual Fan Appreciation Day, presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

    July 22, 2014

  • GOLF: Molini-Risenhoover win Heritage Hills Invitational title

    Levi Molini and Brad Risenhoover teamed together to take top honors in the Heritage Hills Invitational held this past weekend.
    Molini and Risenhoover posted a two-day total of 120 — shooting a 58-62 — in the championship flight to claim the overall tournament winner.

    July 22, 2014

  • NSU women's tennis tryout set for Aug. 27

    The Northeastern State women's tennis team will host tryouts at 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at the NSU Tennis Complex for the upcoming 2015 season.

    July 22, 2014

  • NSU Football Meet and Greet set for July 28

    Northeastern State football coach Rob Robinson and staff have announced the date for the first NSU Football Meet and Greet to help promote the upcoming 2014 season.

    July 22, 2014