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Thursday, January 23, 2014

CHICKASHA – In a game that remained close the entire 40 minutes, the Drovers dropped to the Southwestern Christian Eagles on the road on Thursday night.

The close game saw the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (3-8, 2-6) with the 39-34 advantage at halftime.

Unfortunately for the Drovers, with 10 minutes left in the game, the Eagles (6-11, 4-5) took control. While USAO began a comeback, even coming within three points with minutes left, they were unable to secure the win, falling 78-71.

Senior Rashelle Carr led the team in scoring with 20 points in the game, tying her season record. Carr, who had four assists, shot a perfect seven-for-seven from the charity stripe.

Paige Pulliam, a senior from Newcastle, had her first double-double of her career with 16 points and 10 rebounds on Thursday.

Rounding out the double figures for the Drovers, Brittany Elkins had 14 points and Sami Martin scored 11 for the Drovers.

The Drovers shot 42 percent from the field in the game, compared to the Eagles’ 48 percent.

The Drovers head home for their next Sooner Athletic Conference game against No. 7 Oklahoma City. The game is scheduled to tip off at 3 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.

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