CHICKASHA – The Drovers grabbed another important Sooner Athletic Conference win on Thursday night at Southwestern Christian, defeating the Eagles 74-70.
Unfortunately, the night wasn’t all positive for the Drovers. It began on a sour note.
Just 30 seconds into the game, Kennis White went down with a significant injury, delaying the game for 20 minutes while an ambulance arrived and took White to the hospital.
(UPDATE: White has been released from the hospital and is expected to be out for the next two weeks.)
The Drovers (7-8, 4-4) were quick to overcome the adversity and by halftime had a 10-point lead on the Eagles (5-11, 1-8). Maintaining that lead for the next 10 minutes, the Drovers allowed SCU to begin to close the gap. SCU then took the lead with just a few minutes left in the game, but the Drovers were able to take it back before the final buzzer.
David Tucker, Jr., led the team in scoring on Thursday, sinking a season-high 22 points and grabbing six rebounds.
Jahseth Lloyd continued his seven-game streak with 15-plus points with 18 on Thursday. He also had seven rebounds.
Shavon Scott grabbed his first double-double in his two seasons at USAO with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Tyler Reynolds had seven points and a team-high six assists.
The Drovers shot 43 percent from the field compared to SCU’s 38 percent.
The Drovers head home for their next Sooner Athletic Conference game against (RV) Oklahoma City. The game is scheduled to tip off at 5 p.m. Saturday at the USAO Fieldhouse.
It will be USAO’s first ever First National Bank and Trust Night, and Chickasha’s local First National Bank will host giveaways during the game.