CHICKASHA – It may have taken an extra five minutes, but the Drovers overtook No. 24 Wayland Baptist 82-81 in an overtime battle on Saturday afternoon.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (6-8, 3-4) were eager to defeat the Pioneers (12-4, 3-3), who jumped into the NAIA Top 25 rankings this week.
The Drovers had the advantage for the majority of the game, although the lead changed hands 10 times during the game’s duration.
With three seconds left in the tied game, the Pioneers fouled USAO’s David Tucker, Jr., on a three-point shot, sending him to the line. Tucker made the first two to give USAO the two-point lead. The Drovers turned around to foul WBU’s Markus Monroe, who sunk both his shots to send the game to overtime.
The Pioneers had the lead for nearly the entire overtime period until Jahseth Lloyd, with four seconds in the game, scored the tying basket and a foul sent him for an “and one” shot. Sinking it, the Drovers took the victory.
Lloyd led the team in scoring with 24 points on 10-for-18 shooting on the night. Lloyd shot 55 percent in the game but is shooting more than 70 percent from the field on the season. He also had three steals and six rebounds on Saturday.
Kennis White had his fourth double-double of the season, scoring 18 points and securing 12 rebounds in the game.
Tyler Reynolds had nine points, six rebounds and three assists. Shavon Scott also had nine points.
The Drovers travel to Southwestern Christian on Thursday night before returning home to take on Oklahoma City on Saturday evening beginning at 5 p.m. It will be USAO’s first ever First National Bank night.