CHICKASHA — Emotions were high Saturday afternoon at the USAO Fieldhouse as the Drovers and the Wayland Baptist Pioneers teams battled for one more win in 2011 — a win the Drovers earned with mere seconds left in regulation.
In their first game back for the spring semester, the Drover men led the Pioneers 39-30 at half. Wayland Baptist rallied from behind to bring the game within three for most of the second half.
The Pioneers took their fifth lead of the afternoon with just 30 seconds left. Down by one, Javier Ramos shot a three-pointer that missed the goal. Point guard Trell Porter was there with the rebound and passed the ball to Norris Rumph, who knocked in the game-winning three-pointer with only three seconds remaining on the clock.
Wayland Baptist was unable to make their counter shot, and the game ended with a 75-73 USAO win.
Phillip Harris was the Drovers’ leading scorer of the day with 19 points after sinking four three pointers and several other field goals. Senior Kyle Hunt had another 17 for the Drovers and Rumph had 11.
The men move to 7-3 overall and 3-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.
They open the New Year with a home game against Lubbock Christian at 3 p.m. Monday. It’s Black Out the Eagles day at the USAO Fieldhouse and Drovers fans are invited to participate by wearing black to the game.
Drovers grab one last win of 2011
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