Being in a large conference that covers a good portion of the country can have its advantages but it also can have its disadvantages. Fans at Haskell were entertained every night by senior Duelle Gore and everyone in Coffin Sports Complex marveled at his ability. His most memorable night came on December 12 at home against William Woods (MO) College when he hit a season high 33 points on the night. On the year, he averaged 19.42 points per game and had a team high 15 rebounds against Avila (MO) on January 18.
The men's basketball season came to a close against Crowley's Ridge College on Thursday at the Coffin Sports Complex. The two teams met in January and CRC edged the Indians on the Arkansas campus. However, it was a different game in Lawrence as Haskell took a 42 - 33 lead at the half and then rolled to an 84 - 64 victory. The Indians have had trouble maintaining the advantage in the last twenty minutes of play but that was not the case on their final outing as they picked up their seventh win on the season.
It was not the best of efforts on the first time around with the College of the Ozarks as the men's team was handily defeated 83 - 59 on their last road trip to the southern border of Missouri. With a good crowd on hand for Senior Night, Head Coach Matthew Downing's team played inspired basketball and would take a 47 - 44 lead at halftime behind a very solid 8-of-13 from the three-point arc. The key to the game may have been in the final twenty minutes as the College of the Ozarks would shut down the outside shot and the Bobcats Cameron Paschke's 25 points helped lift CofO 95 - 79 in Game Two of the doubleheader.
No one seemed to find the basket for the first three minutes of Thursday's Haskell Indian Nations University and York College game. However, it didn't take long for the Indians to break out for a solid performance and take a 34 - 21 commanding lead at the break. In the second half, the Panthers picked up the pressure as they rallied behind Cameron Coleman's 17 points to survive with a 67 - 55 win on a frigid night in York, Nebraska.
|Crowley's Ridge College at||64|
|(RV)College of the Ozarks at||95|
|Central Christian College at||69|
|Langston University at||81|
|Central Christian College||91|
|York College at||79|
|Crowley's Ridge College||62|
|Avila University at||72|