Both Drover basketball teams were defeated by John Brown University on Saturday night at the USAO Fieldhouse in USAO conference opener.
The Lady Drovers tipped of at 6 p.m. but quickly fell behind the Golden Eagles. Brooke Smith was the team’s high scorer, earning the team almost a third of its points. USAO lost that game 61-36. The Lady Drovers fall to 2-7 overall and 0-1 in the conference.
Following that game, the men’s basketball team took the court but also could not stop the Golden Eagles, despite efforts by Thomas Peters and Mike Randle, who scored 18 and 20 points respectively. USAO lost that game 85-65 and falls to 2-4 overall and 0-1 in the conference.
The Drovers will take on Southern Nazarene University on Tuesday in Bethany.