Both Drover and Lady Drover games came down to the wire Wednesday night, and USAO could not pull out the victory either time.
The Lady Drovers were down by three with seconds to go when senior Charitie Lewis connected with an important three-pointer, sending the team into overtime. They were not able to capitalize in overtime, however, and lost the game with a final score of 74-68 against Mid-America Christian University.
Lewis had her sixth double double, scoring 22 points with 15 rebounds for the Drovers. She also had two assists and two steals.
Krista Beaty had 23 points for the Drovers after making five of her seven three-point attempts before she fouled out of the game. Beaty had four rebounds and one assist.
The team’s 34 turnovers and 34.8-percent field goal percentage were what hurt the Lady Drovers on Wednesday.
The men’s game also came down to a final seconds, but Thomas Peters’ shot missed the mark. The Drovers were defeated 74-72.
Junior Anthony Turner had his fourth double double with 21 points and 15 rebounds. He made nine of his 13 field goal attempts. Fred Savoie had 15 points and three assists while Thomas Peters had 12 points and two assists.
Both teams take on Oklahoma City University on Saturday afternoon in Oklahoma City. They play at home next on Feb. 6 against Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
During halftime of the men’s game, the USAO Homecoming King and Queen were announced. Bled N’guessan, a chemistry and pre-pharmacy junior, was named Homecoming Queen, and Corey Coles, a biology and pre-medicine senior, was named Homecoming King.