CHICKASHA – The Drovers struggled to overcome the tough NCAA Division II Southwestern OSU Bulldogs in a Saturday night game at the USAO Fieldhouse, dropping 75-68.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (1-4) shot 38.6 percent from the field in a game that saw the Drovers playing catch up nearly the entire 40 minutes despite the lead changing hands four times.
Three Drovers scored in double digits in the game. Leading the pack was point guard David Tucker, Jr., a sophomore from Dallas, who had 16 points for a season high. He went 4-for-9 from beyond the arc.
Junior Anthony Bolton scored another 13 points for the Drovers, while teammate Tyler Reynolds and 12 points.
Shavon Scott led the team in rebounds with nine for the game. He had eight points to add to the Drovers’ total.
The Drovers travel to two exhibition games against Midwestern State and Central Oklahoma. They then play at the SGU Classic before their conference opener and next home game, scheduled for 8 p.m. Dec. 5 against No. 3 Oklahoma Baptist.