February 2014

High-powered Stars out run the Drovers

Date Published: 
02/28/2014
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CHICKASHA – The No. 5 Oklahoma City Stars took the series against the Drovers after a strong performance at the plate in the Friday afternoon doubleheader.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (8-7, 0-3) had the lead in the first game but allowed the Stars (9-2, 3-0) to slowly work their way back and win the game in the seventh inning. The Drovers fell 7-6.

After OCU scored in the first inning, the Drovers answered with two runs of their own. Eddie Malone and Ryan Wescott scored off a perfectly placed single by Rafael Pena.

Drovers fall in tough battle

Date Published: 
02/27/2014
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CHICKASHA – In the regular season finale, the Drovers battled back and forth with Wayland Baptist, a team that is receiving votes nationally, before falling 89-85 in the close game.

The lead changed hands only once and tied once before the Pioneers (20-9, 11-8) took the lead for good to grab the win over the Drovers (13-14, 10-10).

Chaney grabs career high in regular season finale

Date Published: 
02/27/2014
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CHICKASHA – The final buzzer of the regular season has sounded for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma women’s basketball team.

It was a tough night for the Drovers (5-18, 4-16), who have played in three other games since last Thursday. The No. 22 Wayland Baptist Flying Queens took the game with a final of 96-44.

USAO will look to even series against OCU

Date Published: 
02/28/2014
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CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (8-5, 0-1) met a tough match up in the Sooner Athletic Conference opener against No. 5 Oklahoma City on Thursday afternoon.

The Stars (7-2, 1-0), who won Thursday’s game 17-7, travel to USAO to finish the series with a Friday afternoon doubleheader at Bill Smith Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

The big inning for USAO came in the top of the seventh. The game was already in Oklahoma City’s hands but four Drover runs came in to help gain momentum.

In the Saddle — Jason England

Date Published: 
02/27/2014
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CHICKASHA – As the Drover baseball team begins to wrap up non-conference play, junior pitcher Jason England said the team is becoming one and is ready to begin conference action in the tough Sooner Athletic Conference.

“Everybody is kind of picking up where they need to pick up,” he said. “Everything looks great as a team. We just need to find out who can produce when we need it the most. Everyone is coming together as a family.”

In his first season at USAO, England has some set some team and personal goals he hopes to help the Drovers accomplish.

USAO wins on Senior Night

Date Published: 
02/25/2014
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CHICKASHA – The Drovers came out on top of the Texas Wesleyan Rams with a 94-82 final in Tuesday night’s Senior Night at Brisco McPherson Court.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (13-13, 10-9) fell behind the Rams (15-14, 8-11) early, taking the lead a few times in the first half but never securing it for long. At halftime, USAO trailed 48-43.

But once the Drovers took control six minutes into the second half, they held onto it tightly, extending the lead to as much as 14 before the final buzzer.

Drovers drop to Texas Wesleyan

Date Published: 
02/25/2014
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CHICKASHA – The Drovers struggled to get a rhythm on Tuesday evening in their Senior Night game against Texas Wesleyan.

It was USAO’s last home game of the season, Senior Night, and the Drovers honored their four seniors: Brittany Elkins, Rashelle Carr, Amber Chaney and Paige Pulliam.

In Tuesday’s game, the Lady Rams (14-14, 9-10) topped the Drovers (5-17, 4-15) with a final of 98-40.

Both Chaney and Pulliam notched 13 points in the game, while Chaney also led the Drovers in total rebounds with seven on the night. Pulliam had two steals.

No. 3 Stars too much for the Drovers

Date Published: 
02/25/2014
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CHICKASHA – The Drover softball team struggled to connect with the bat on Tuesday afternoon in its conference opener against No. 3 Oklahoma City.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (8-6) had solid pitching in both games but the Stars found a way to score enough runs to come out on top.

In the first game of the doubleheader, Tate Landmark (3-2) pitched a complete game, giving up four hits in seven innings. She struck out four batters.

Oklahoma City put in a run in each of the fifth and seventh innings to win it 2-0.

USAO scores big win on Saturday

Date Published: 
02/22/2014
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CHICKASHA – The Drovers scored a season-high 103 points in Saturday evening’s 103-97 win over Southwestern Christian for the series sweep against the Eagles.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (12-13, 9-9) credits strong shooting and a comeback mentality to the victory over SCU (6-19, 2-16). After pulling ahead early, the Drovers gave up the lead with seven minutes remaining in the first half and went into halftime trailing 50-42.