CHICKASHA – The Drovers took their Saturday evening game against (RV) Oklahoma City down to the wire before they secured the 71-70 win at the final buzzer.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (8-8, 5-4) went on a nine-point run to start the game led for the majority of the remaining 37 minutes, giving it up only briefly in each half.
With four minutes left, OCU (10-7, 6-4) took their final lead but the game was in no way over. The contest remained tight while the Drovers tried to defend without fouling and the Stars hoped to remain in the game by sending USAO to the line.
The Drovers had a four-point lead with two seconds left, and a long buzzer beater by OCU’s Terry Johnson went in but wasn't enough for the Stars in the end.
For the eighth game in a row, Jahseth Lloyd has put up some big numbers. On Saturday, he notched his second double-double of the season, leading the team in scoring, rebounding and blocks. He had 24 points on 50 percent shooting, 14 rebounds and four blocks.
Senior Shavon Scott had 19 points and six rebounds in the game. He sunk seven of his eight shots from the line and is currently first in the NAIA in free throw percentage at 91.5 percent on the season.
Tyler Reynolds and David Tucker, Jr., scored 10 and 11 points respectively for the Drovers.
As a team, the Drovers out-rebounded the Stars 41-37. USAO shot 43 percent from the field, compared to OCU’s 38.5 percent.
The Drovers are on a three-game winning streak after Saturday’s performance and hope to continue it at home on Thursday, taking on (22) Mid-America Christian. Tip off is scheduled for 8 p.m.
Two USAO clubs — Women in Science and Biology and Associated Sciences — will host. The Droves will be “Painting the Fieldhouse Green,” so fans are encouraged to wear green to the game.