CHICKASHA – The Drover men grabbed a nail biter of a victory on Thursday night at the USAO Fieldhouse, defeating the Oklahoma City Stars 60-57 in the final seconds of the game.
The Drovers (12-7, 5-6) led nearly the entire first half and entered halftime with 33-28 advantage. But the Stars preserved to make it a game, tying it up with nine minutes remaining in regulation, at which point the game began to go back-and-forth....
Before the Drovers tipped off against John Brown on Thursday night, JBU coach Clark Sheehy honored USAO coach Brisco McPherson with a special presentation for his 300th win earlier this season and for years of dedication to USAO and the SAC.
"That was real nice. They didn’t have to do that, and I appreciate the gesture," McPherson said. "I appreciate the university (USAO) giving me a chance to be there as long as I’ve been there."
CHICKASHA – In his senior season, Norris Rumph has become a star on the USAO men’s basketball team. But ever humble, he remains focused on the team success rather on his individual stats.
In addition to leading the Drovers in points, assists and steals, Rumph tops the NAIA Division I in three-point field goal percentage, something he credits to extra time in the gym and solid passing from his teammates.
CHICKASHA – The Drovers had no problem battling conference foe Saint Gregory’s on Saturday afternoon, crushing the Cavaliers 96-63.
After giving up a couple of early layups, the Drovers (11-6, 4-5) took control of the game with a scoring spree. By halftime, the Drovers had their highest lead of the half — commanding the game 51-18.
CHICKASHA – Thursday night was a special one on the newly-named Brisco McPherson Basketball Court as McPherson himself celebrated his 300th career win as a head coach after his team went on to defeat the No. 9 Rogers State Hillcats.
“(When I got here) I didn’t know if I’d even win three games,” McPherson said after the game. “To be somewhere as long as I have and to win 300, it’s a great accomplishment.”