CEDAR HILL, Texas - A hot shooting streak for the home Northwood Knights led to a 73-65 loss for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon.
The Drovers (4-12, 3-10) had the 29-22 lead going into halftime but the Knights (9-15, 2-12) came out in the second half shooting 57 percent from the field and grabbed the lead for good in the 14 minute mark of the second half.
The Drovers went on a run to cut the deficit from a game-high of 19 to as little as six with 1:00 remaining, but the Knights put the pressure on to maintain until the final buzzer.
The leading scorer for the Drovers was Paige Pulliam, who grabbed a career-high 26 points on 9-for-16 shooting day. She also was 4-for-6 beyond the arc to help grab a career day for the four-year starter.
Two other Drover players were in double figures; Amber Chaney scored 11 while Sami Martin had 10 on the afternoon.
Rashelle Carr grabbed eight rebounds to pace the team, while Pulliam paced the assist category with five on the game.
Brittany Elkins started for the injured Brooke Worcester and contributed six points and five rebounds in the game.
The next game for the Drovers will be a home one against No. 4 Oklahoma Baptist. The teams are set to tip off at 6 p.m. Monday.
It will be Student Appreciation Night and area students with school ID will enjoy free admission to the game.