CHICKASHA – The season may very well be turning around for the Drover women, who earned another conference win in front of a home crowd in Saturday afternoon's contest against Saint Gregory's.

The women trailed most of the first half, but entered halftime up by six. Coming out fierce, the Drovers maintained a lead for most of the remainder of the game.

CHICKASHA — The Drover women took it down to the wire before earning a needed conference and home win in the Saturday contest against Oklahoma Christian.

The game was back and forth the entire 40 minutes as the Drovers battled for the lead. The score was tied seven times and the lead changed 11. The game was tied at 71 all with 1:44 left.

A three-pointer by Tashina Ototivo gave the Drovers their 11th lead of the game...

CHICKASHA — The No. 17 Lubbock Christian Lady Chaps were just too much for the Drovers on Monday afternoon at the USAO Fieldhouse.

Liberty Payne again led the Drover women in scoring with 18 points and eight rebounds. She went seven for 13 from the field — including three three-pointers — and made one free throw.

Junior Tashina Ototivo had 14 points and eight rebounds in the game. Sophomore Paige Pulliam had another 10....

CHICKASHA — The USAO women found themselves battling for a conference win with Wayland Baptist on Saturday afternoon in a game that saw the first Drover double double of the season.

Senior Liberty Payne grabbed 13 points and 12 rebounds — her first double double at USAO and the team’s first of the season — in the 71-56 defeat. But it was sophomore Paige Pulliam who was the team’s leading scorer with 17 points in game.


In Saturday afternoon's conference game against the No. 16 Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm, the Drover women fought tough before falling in the second half.

CHICKASHA -- Despite a late rally, the Drover women didn't find success in their second SAC game of the season and fell 69-56.

In the last five minutes of the game, the Drovers closed the gap by 10 points but could not overcome the Evangels.

Sophomore Paige Pulliam was the Drovers leading scorer with 18 points in the game. Alaria Waddle had another 14 for the Drovers.

USAO falls to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in conference play. The...

CHICKASHA – Facing tough competitors in their conference opener, the Drovers teams struggled against No. 3 Oklahoma City Stars on Thursday night at the USAO Fieldhouse.

It was an Oklahoma City show as the Stars defeated the Drovers 98-44. OCU has defeated four of their five opponents by 50 points each.

Sophomore Paige Pulliam was the star, however, for the Drovers. Pulliam came in with 23 points and four rebounds in the game....

CHICKASHA – In the Saddle has evolved over the years to become a fun face of USAO sports and a way for the community members to get to know the Drover athletes and coaches.

While USAO sports information director Jessica Jackson hosts the show, she gives credit to USAO video producer and Captain Video, David Duncan.

CHICKASHA – Three Drovers stood out with double digit points in Monday night’s USAO women’s basketball home opener against Texas Wesleyan.

Liberty Payne, a newcomer who has been practicing with the team since winter break, came out as the team’s leading scorer with 14 points. Following close behind were juniors Tashina Ototivo and Sharnice Reed with 11 points each.

Ototivo also came in as USAO’s leading rebounder, grabbing nine...

CHICKASHA – With the women’s basketball season opening up this weekend, the Drovers are gearing up to improve on last season and take it a day at a time.

Assistant Coach Leandra Johnson said she has high hopes for the team’s success in her first season at USAO.

“I think we will do really well this year. We’re very athletic, all of the girls, and we work really hard,” Johnson said. “One of our main goals is to build from last...