CHICKASHA – The Drover women took their second in back-to-back home conference wins in a Thursday night victory over Northwood University (Texas).
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (3-4, 2-2) continued to battle the entire 40 minutes in order to remain on top, securing the 59-53 victory. The Knights (7-7, 0-4) joined the Sooner Athletic Conference this season.
Northwood led nearly the entire first half, but when the Drovers took their final lead with 12 minutes left in the game, they refused to give it up.
For the game, the Drovers shot 35 percent, while the Knights shot 34 percent.
Leading the Drovers in the Thursday night game was sophomore Sami Martin, who had 16 points and four steals.
Seniors Rashelle Carr and Amber Chaney each had 12 points in the game. Carr added six rebounds and three assists to help USAO.
Paige Pulliam scored eight points, grabbed six rebounds and had four steals in the game. Nikki Hager and Brittany Elkins each had a team-high seven rebounds. Elkins had seven points as well.
The Drovers continue their conference play on the road against Southwestern Assemblies of God on Saturday afternoon. USAO then goes on to play at Texas Wesleyan on Monday night before returning for their next home contest, Wayland Baptist.
The WBU game, which will begin at 1 p.m. Jan. 18, will be Teacher Appreciation Day, and all teachers and educators will enjoy free admission. USAO’s Student Activities Board will host the game.