Drover men top the Pioneers, women fall

CHICKASHA – The Drovers had a split afternoon on Saturday at the USAO Fieldhouse as the men took a second win from Wayland Baptist and the women fell to the Flying Queens.

The Drover men led nearly the whole game against the Pioneers. In addition to keeping the Pioneers from shots, the Drovers were strong on offense, shooting 57 percent from the field and pulling in 11 three-pointers.

Senior Sahlih Butts scored his 11th double double of the season on Saturday with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Thomas Peters was right behind him with 18 and Phillip Harris scored another 15 for USAO.

USAO defeated the Pioneers 70-53. The Drover men become 9-13 overall and 5-11 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

As for the USAO women, they continued their conference struggles Saturday. The women fell to Wayland Baptist 64-52.

The team had a difficult time offensively, but Vernisha Moss had her second double double of the season – and of the weekend – after having done the same Friday against Lubbock Christian. Moss had 16 points and 12 rebounds on Saturday.

Senior Aita Gueye proved strong as always, knocking in another 12 points for the Drovers.

USAO falls to 6-17 overall and 2-14 in conference play.

The Drovers continue their home series against Oklahoma Christian on Thursday. Tip off is at 6 and 8 p.m. It will be Pink Out Cancer night at the USAO Fieldhouse. Guests are encouraged to wear pink, and Colleges Against Cancer will be raffling off warm up shirts worn by the Drover women.

USAO also will honor cancer survivors on Thursday night. Survivors should contact Dr. Jeannette Loutsch at 405-574-1325 to be a part of the festivities.

Men's Box Scores

Women's Box Scores

Published: Feb. 5, 2011