CHICKASHA – The Drovers looked to exact revenge on new conference foe Southwestern Assemblies of God for a first round exit in the 2013 NAIA National Championship tournament but were unable to overcome the powerful Lions on Saturday.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (5-7, 2-3) did, however, give No. 2 SAGU (12-1, 5-0) a scare on the road before too many runs led to a 80-71 loss for the Drovers.
Going into the half only down by two, the game kept its back-and-forth pace until several 10-0 runs made the USAO deficit grow.
CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts played a strong second half to cut a halftime deficit, but were unable to finish the comeback on the road against Southwestern Assemblies of God, falling 78-54 in the end.
In the second half, USAO (3-5, 2-3) shot 33 percent from the field, while SAGU (8-7, 2-3) shot 39 percent in the second half to capture the win.
The Drovers had two players in double figures with sophomore Sami Martin leading the way with 12 and senior Brittany Elkins with 11.
CHICKASHA – The Drover women took their second in back-to-back home conference wins in a Thursday night victory over Northwood University (Texas).
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (3-4, 2-2) continued to battle the entire 40 minutes in order to remain on top, securing the 59-53 victory. The Knights (7-7, 0-4) joined the Sooner Athletic Conference this season.
Northwood led nearly the entire first half, but when the Drovers took their final lead with 12 minutes left in the game, they refused to give it up.