CHICKASHA — The Drover men left little room for error in a Saturday evening contest against conference foe Oklahoma Christian and took the game into overtime before winning it 81-79.
The Drovers were trailing by one at half and came back with just as much power in the second half, pulling out a lead within a minute. The lead changed several times in the second half.
With two good free throws by Kyle Hunt, the Drovers grabbed a single-point lead with less than two minutes left. A few missed goals later and an OC free throw, the game was tied at 71 and went into overtime.
The Drovers dominated overtime, remaining in the lead or tying but never trailing. Hunt had nine of USAO’s 10 overtime points, half of which came from the line.
Hunt had his fifth double double of the season with 34 points and 19 rebounds — a season high on rebounds. He went 12-for-18 from the field and 10-for-13 from the line.
Junior Phillip Harris had another 12 points for the Drovers.
The win earns the Drovers a 9-4 overall and 5-2 Sooner Athletic Conference record.
The Drovers head to Shawnee to take on Oklahoma Baptist on Thursday night before returning home next Saturday against Saint Gregory’s. Game will tip off at 5 p.m.