CHICKASHA– The spring brings a ton of action for Drover sports as fans get an opportunity to see the Sooner Athletic Conference postseason race heat up in basketball while watching the beginning of baseball and softball season, bringing new opponents and familiar non-conference foes.
Since August, fans who couldn’t make it out to USAO could enjoy the game via live broadcasts online, but with three spots in session and the capability to only stream one sport at a time, the spring events, which often overlap, will be scheduled with several opportunities to view each sport.
CEDAR HILL, Texas – The Drover men’s basketball team maintained its momentum from Thursday evening’s win over No. 4 SAGU to win back-to-back conference games, defeating Northwood University 86-81 on the road on Saturday.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (10-10, 7-6) has now swept the Knights (5-14, 4-10) this season, Northwood’s first in the Sooner Athletic Conference.
CEDAR HILL, Texas - A hot shooting streak for the home Northwood Knights led to a 73-65 loss for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon.
The Drovers (4-12, 3-10) had the 29-22 lead going into halftime but the Knights (9-15, 2-12) came out in the second half shooting 57 percent from the field and grabbed the lead for good in the 14 minute mark of the second half.
The Drovers went on a run to cut the deficit from a game-high of 19 to as little as six with 1:00 remaining, but the Knights put the pressure on to maintain until the final buzzer.
CHICKASHA – Preparation paid off for the Drovers, who fought a tough 40 minutes against one of the nation’s leading teams, No. 4 Southwestern Assemblies of God, and came out with a huge 88-80 upset on Thursday night.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (9-10, 6-6) led nearly the entire game before defeating the Lions (19-3, 11-2) for first-year Head Coach Vinson Metcalf’s biggest win of his short career.
CHICKASHA – Entering the 2014 season with seven freshmen, six returners and some junior college transfers, the Drover softball team’s blend could prove to be its greatest asset, said Head Coach Jadyn Wallis.
“It looks good. We are going to be young. We’re going to have a mixture of our older kids in the infield with some young mixed in,” she said,
With a fusion of four-year starters and brand new freshman talent, Wallis said she is happy with the make up of the Drovers this season.