CHICKASHA – The Southwestern Christian Eagles overcame an early deficit to pull ahead of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Saturday afternoon’s conference match up.
It was the tale of two halves for the Drovers (5-16, 4-14), who led by as much as 10 points early and had the 37-33 advantage going into halftime. But the Lady Eagles (9-17, 7-11) came out strong after the break to claim their first — and final — lead of the night just four minutes into the second half. SCU won 83-67.
CHICKASHA – In their own home tournament, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma softball team went 3-2, battling some tough opponents and finishing off on a high note.
The Drovers (8-4) won both their games on Friday and their final game on Saturday.
In the first game, runs in the first three innings by Friends University led to a 3-1 victory for the Falcons, who are ranked No. 24 in the NAIA Preseason Coaches Poll. USAO’s only run came in the second inning when Courtney Capps scored off a bunt by shortstop Taylor Smith.
CHICKASHA– In their own tournament, the Drovers (7-2) had a perfect first day winning against York College 7-2 and McPherson College 6-2 on Friday afternoon.
The first game, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma scored in every inning except the first one but were the first to score in the bottom of the second inning.
Brooke McLeod was the winning pitcher of game one as she threw all seven innings while striking out two batters and allowing four hits. McLeod also went 1-for-3 at the plate while helping her to the win on the game.
As the regular season wraps up for the Drover men’s basketball team (11-12, 8-8), senior Jahseth Lloyd said continuing to play hard until the end is the ultimate goal for the team.
“The season is going OK,” he said. “Everybody is playing hard and not giving up no matter what the situation is so I think toward the end of the season, we will have a winning record and be all right.”
OKLAHOMA CITY – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (11-13, 8-9) was looking to sweep Oklahoma City, a team that is receiving votes nationally, but ultimately fell 81-64 on the road Thursday evening.
The Drovers got into foul trouble early, seeing three players with four fouls for most of the game and sending the Stars to the line 39 times.
Despite the fouls, the game was a back and forth battle for the majority of play as the Drovers and Stars exchanged the lead six times and tied it eight times.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The first half was a good half for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (5-15, 4-13), but a hot shooting No. 6 Oklahoma City University (18-3, led to the 102-61 with for the Stars.
In the first half of action, the Drovers shot an impressive 48 percent to go into the locker room down by nine to the highly-ranked team. The Stars, however, heated up in the final 20 minutes to lengthen their lead.