The Rogers State Men’s Basketball team defeated Bacone 121-64 on Monday, setting team records for points scored in a game and field goals in a game.
The team started out hot in the game from the three-point line. In the first five minutes, the Hillcats were 4-of-6 from three-point range.
After a short 9-0 spurt from Bacone, the Hillcats would regain control by the middle of the first half and build up a lead of 64-37 heading into the break.
The Hillcats would only build there lead from the half. The lead would get as big as 62 points late in the second half.
With a final score of 121 points the Hillcats best their previous record of 118 points in a game, which was also against Bacone. The Hillcats also set a record with field goals made with 51 beating the previous record of 45 against Bacone in the same game as the previous record.
Junior Darraja Parnell set career highs in points and rebounds. He would finish with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Parnell would also finish with 8 assists, falling just shy of a triple double. Parnell would lead the team in rebounds and assists for the game.
Junior Cole Kinnamon had a career high 19 points, going 5-of-6 from three-point range. Kinnamon would lead the team in scoring for the game. Kinnamon would also have career highs for assists (4) and steals (2).
Senior Christopher Miller also record a double-double for the Hillcats scoring 14 points and recording 11 rebounds. Miller would set a career high for rebounds in a game.
Freshman Michiah McQuarters would record a career high with 15 points. McQuarters also had three assists and two steals.
Seven players finished in double figures overall, including Tavian Davis, Gabriel Ferreira, and Marques Sumner. Davis would finish with 12 points, Sumner with 11, and Ferreira with 10. Davis would also have six assists in the game. Sumner would also contribute with six rebounds.
The Hillcats would shoot 60 percent from the field and 45 percent from three-point range.
Rogers State would record the second most assists in a game and fifth most field goals made from three-point range.
The Hillcats, who wrapped up a four-game home stand with the win, travel to Tahlequah, Oklahoma to take on Northeastern State in MIAA play. The game is on Friday, December 20 and tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.