CHICKASHA – It was a split night on Saturday against Mid-America Christian as both Drover basketball teams ended rough seasons.
The Drover men started off the game strong, eager to end the season on a high note. They shot almost 54 percent in the first half and went into halftime ahead of the Evangels 42-24.
But the Evangels were competing for a shot in the conference tournament and they rallied in the second half to narrow the gap. Strong free throws by the Drovers in the last few minutes of the game gave USAO the 75-67 win.
Senior Sahlih Butts scored 24 points, 10 of which came from free throws. He also had 11 rebounds in the game, giving him his 13th double double of the season.
Trell Porter added another 13 points — eight from the line. Senior Thomas Peters and Sophomore Phillip Harris each had 11 in the game.
The Drover women didn’t fare as well against the Evangels. Despite playing tough, they fell 71-67.
Playing her last game for the Drovers, Aita Gueye scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, giving her a third double double this season.
Tiffany Jupin, also a senior, scored another 20 for USAO. She made five three-pointers against Mid-America Christian.
Junior Korie Hargus added another 10 to the Drovers’ total.
The Drover women end their season 7-22 and 3-19 in the SAC. The men end 11-17 and 7-15 in conference play.
It was Senior Night at the USAO Fieldhouse and USAO honored seniors Annitra Walls, Tiffany Jupin, Aita Gueye, Damian Lewis, Aaron Daniels, Sahlih Butts and Thomas Peters.
Published: Feb. 28, 2011