Jlynn Counter and Quentin Harvey had 14 points each leading NOC Enid to a 72-65 win over Pratt (KS) Wednesday night in the 2021-22 home opener.
After a slow start, NOC Enid (1-1) rallied in the first half taking a 38-31 lead at halftime and though the Jets controlled the game in the second half, they couldn’t shake the visitors as NOC picked up the seven- point win.
Counter and Harvey led the Jets with 14 points each while Donovan Scott also reached double figures with 11.
“Playing in front of the home crowd helped,” said Jets’ coach Chris Gerber. “We started slow again but after we settled down our energy was great for the rest of the game.”
“I thought a couple of guys gave us a spark off the bench with defense and offense,” he added. “That was much needed with the early foul trouble. We just need to keep improving but nice first win of the season.”
The Jets travel to UCO Sunday and Monday for games against South Plains (TX) on Sunday at 1 p.m. and Kilgore (TX) on Monday at 11 a.m.
Jets 72, Pratt 65
Pratt 31 34- 65
Jets 38 34–72
Jets–J. Counter 14, Q. Harvey 14, D. Scott 11, C. Wilson 8, D. Joachim 7, A. Raiford 6, C. Wiseman 4, J. Robison 2, C. Coleman 2, R. Nunez 2, K. Spotwood 2.