CHICKASHA – The Drovers continued Sooner Athletic Conference action with a season-high 100 points scored in a 100-88 home win over new SAC opponent Northwood University (Texas).
In the Thursday night game at the USAO Fieldhouse, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (5-6, 2-2) defeated the Knights (1-8, 0-4) in a game that saw big leads by both teams.
The Drovers grabbed a quick 14-point lead just seven minutes into the game but allowed the Knights to slowly etch away at the deficit and tie the game within the next seven. Before halftime, the Knights had their biggest lead of the night, leading 53-43.
Halftime adjustments went in USAO’s favor. The Drovers came out determined to take their lead back, and they did so in the first four minutes of the half and maintained that lead for the remainder of the game.
Both teams had issues with fouls. Northwood scored 21 off free throws while USAO scored 31 from the charity stripe alone.
For the game, the Drovers shot 47.5 percent from the field and outrebounded the Knights 41-36.
Senior Shavon Scott led the team in scoring, sinking a career-high 25 points after shooting 3-for-4 from behind the arc and 10-for-11 from the line.
Both Jahseth Lloyd and Kennis White hit the double-double mark in Thursday’s game. Lloyd scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while White had 14 points and 11 rebounds. It was White’s third double-double of the season.
Guard David Tucker, Jr., scored 12 points in the game, added three assists and three steals to his game contributions.
The Drovers continue their conference play on the road against No. 2 Southwestern Assemblies of God on Saturday evening. USAO then goes on to play at Texas Wesleyan on Monday night before returning for their next home contest, Wayland Baptist.
The WBU game, which will begin at 3 p.m. Jan. 18, will be Teacher Appreciation Day, and all teachers and educators will enjoy free admission. USAO’s Student Activities Board will host the game.