Mavs open conference with thriller over Seminole

Northern Oklahoma College opened conference play Tuesday night with a 66-64 thriller over Seminole at Foster Piper Fieldhouse in Tonkawa.

Sayvon Traylor's conventional 3-point play and a Trevion Lamar free throw gave NOC a 66-64 win over Seminole to open conference play.

The Mavs (7-3) trailed the Trojans 63-62 with :46 left when the Traylor basket and free throw gave NOC a 65-63 lead.  After the Trojans made one free throw cutting the lead to 65-64, Trevion Lamar was fouled and converted one at the line to give the Mavs a 66-64 lead.

NOC made two final defensive stands stopping two Seminole shots within the game's final seconds.

Lamar led the Mavs with 18 points while Deon Berrien added 12, Khobe Austin-Johnson 11 and Keiodre Perry 10.

NOC led by as many as nine in the first half before the Trojans rallied taking a 54-52 lead with 8:44 remaining.

Mavs 66, Seminole 64

                    1     2—Total

NOC            41   25--  66

SSC            32   32--  64

NOC—T. Lamar 18, D. Berrien 12, K. Austin-Johnson 11, , K. Perry 10, S. Traylor 5, E. Stone 5, M. Downing 4.

Seminole—D. Primer 21, J. Williams 10, D. Adkins 7, C. Kennedy 7, C. Kolowski 5, K. Wyche 4, N. Jamerson 3, G. Gardner 2, C. Slaughter 2, L. Cleare 2, J. Williams 1.