March 2014

Drovers grab first win of tournament

Date Published: 
03/05/2014
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SHAWNEE – The Drovers took their first step toward the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship, winning game one of the SAC tournament on Wednesday with a 76-66 final over Southwestern Christian.

“The first win is the hardest win,” Drover Head Coach Vinson Metcalf said. “We’d already been Southwestern Christian twice, and it’s hard to beat a team three times. The team did what they’re supposed to do.”

Drovers drop in a double overtime heartbreaker

Date Published: 
03/05/2014
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SHAWNEE – It was a heartbreaking end to the season for the Drover women, who dropped to the Southwestern Christian Eagles in a double overtime game on Wednesday in the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament play in round.

While the Drovers (5-19) played a strong game, Paige Pulliam came out as the shining star, scoring a career-high 33 points to make it into the 1,000-Point Club, an exclusive achievement that now three Drover women have earned. She has exactly 1,000 points in her four-year career.

Lloyd, Scott earn conference honors

Date Published: 
03/04/2014
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CHICKASHA – The Sooner Athletic Conference honored USAO athletes Jahseth Lloyd and Shavon Scott with post-season recognition, the conference released Monday.

Lloyd, a senior forward from Brooklyn, N.Y., was named All-Conference Second Team while teammate and fellow senior Scott earned All-Conference Honorable Mention honors. Scott is a guard from Milwaukee, Wis.

Pulliam, Carr named All-Conference

Date Published: 
03/04/2014
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CHICKASHA – Drover seniors Paige Pulliam and Rashelle Carr were named All-Conference Honorable Mention for the 2013-14 season, the Sooner Athletic Conference released on Monday.

“We are happy for Rashelle and Paige,” Head Coach Jennifer Hayden said. “It is a nice honor for them.”

The players will be honored with their awards before their first SAC Tournament game at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oklahoma Baptist.

The SAC released All-Conference honors each season before the conference tournament begins. Conference coaches vote on the potential recipients.

Sixth-seeded Drovers to face Southwestern Christian

Date Published: 
03/03/2014
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CHICKASHA – The sixth-seeded University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers are set to face 11th-seed Southwestern Christian in a Wednesday afternoon play-in game for the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament.

The teams tip off at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oklahoma Baptist. It is the first men’s match up of the tournament.

The tournament, which runs March 5-8 at Oklahoma Baptist, is single-elimination style, culminating with the championship at 7 p.m. Saturday.

If the Drovers win on Wednesday, they go on to play third-seeded Saint Gregory’s at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Drovers to face Eagles in SAC play in game

Date Published: 
03/03/2014
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CHICKASHA – The ninth-seeded Drovers are scheduled to take on the eighth-seeded Southwestern Christian Eagles in the play in game of the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

"Southwestern Christian is a good match up for us," Head Coach Jennifer Hayden said. "We are similar in many areas, so it will be a good game."

The tournament, which runs March 5-8 at Oklahoma Baptist, is single-elimination style, culminating with the championship at 4 p.m. Saturday.