CEDAR HILL, Texas – The Drover men’s basketball team maintained its momentum from Thursday evening’s win over No. 4 SAGU to win back-to-back conference games, defeating Northwood University 86-81 on the road on Saturday.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (10-10, 7-6) has now swept the Knights (5-14, 4-10) this season, Northwood’s first in the Sooner Athletic Conference.
Jahseth Lloyd set the bar high scoring 30 points, a career high at the university, beating his previous mark of 24 set this year in a game against Oklahoma City in January. He also set a career high in rebounds coming down with 15 boards in his fifth double-double of the season.
“I just went and came out, played hard and helped my teammates,” Lloyd said after the game. “I tell myself to go down and grab rebounds to help my team in that area to grab the win.”
Another big reason for the win was Tyler Reynolds, who netted 21 points on 6-for-12 night from beyond the arc and also grabbed seven rebounds, also second on the team on Saturday. It is the sixth game this season that Reynolds has scored more than 20 points.
Reynolds hit four crucial three pointer in the second half to grab the win after a back and forth half.
Senior Shavon Scott also scored in the double figures with 13 points and three assists.
David Tucker, Jr., had a team high eight assists while grabbing six rebounds and five points on the day.
The Drovers’ largest lead was 14 points after starting the second half on an 8-0 run to build the lead, which started the second half at two.
The Drovers return home for another conference battle against rival Oklahoma Baptist. Tip off, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday.
It will be Student Appreciation Night at the USAO Fieldhouse and area students with a current ID will enjoy free admission to the game.