CHICKASHA – Both Drover teams came out fighting Thursday night, leading the Drover women to their first home win of the season and the men to break a school record.
The Drover women quickly fell behind and were down by as much as 16 points with just minutes left in the first half. USAO went into halftime 45-31.
But adjustments at halftime and a strong rally made it a game. The Drover women shot nearly 47 percent from the field in the second half. Within eight minutes, the women had tied the game and fought to maintain the lead until the clock hit :00.
The women came out with a 68-67 win over Oklahoma Christian. Senior Aita Gueye scored 23 points and had 12 rebounds, pulling in her second double double.
Tabby Bailey had another 12 for the Drovers.
The women are 7-17 overall and 3-14 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.
Also Thursday night, the men defeated Oklahoma Christian for their second win in a row, and the set a school from beyond the arc.
The Drover men made 20 of 33 three-pointers for a school record. Sahlih Butts, Thomas Peters and Phillip Harris were responsible for the majority of the three-point shots.
Harris, a sophomore, had a career-high 32 points against the Eagles. Butts scored yet another double double with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
The Drover men are 10-13 and 6-11 in conference play.
It was Pink Out Cancer night at the USAO Fieldhouse and fans on both sides dressed in pink to show support. Colleges for Cancer raffled off warm-up shirts worn by the Drover women as a way of raising money to buy pink jersey’s for the women to wear.
The Drovers head to Alva to take on Northwestern Oklahoma State on Saturday night. They return home for their next home games against John Brown next Thursday night. It will be Homecoming and Alumni Night at USAO. Alumni Association members will get in free. Tip off is at 6 and 8 p.m.
Published: Feb. 10, 2011