SHAWNEE – A strong performance by the Drovers led to another Sooner Athletic Conference tournament win as they upset the third-seeded, nationally-ranked Saint Gregory’s Cavaliers 78-74 on Thursday night at Oklahoma Baptist.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (15-14) goes on to play Wayland Baptist in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Thursday at Oklahoma Baptist’s Noble Complex.
CHICKASHA – The No. 11 Oklahoma Baptist Bison proved too much for the Drovers on Thursday afternoon as USAO dropped 13-3 to the powerful hitters.
It is the first time the undefeated Bison (17-0, 4-0) have allowed a team to score three runs against them.
With the game ending in eight innings, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (8-8, 0-4) will look to take the series win in Friday evening’s doubleheader in Shawnee. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.
CHICKASHA – Now into conference action, the Drover softball team’s mix young talent and veteran players is proving to be a successful combination — especially once the growing pains work out.
“This season is off to a pretty good start,” Drover catcher Kayla Adams said. “We have a lot of freshmen on the team so we are trying to get them acclimated to the new environment of college ball versus high school ball … we are all trying right now to mesh as a team.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.