CHICKASHA– A offensive second half performance earned the Drover women’s basketball team their first win of the 2013-14 season in a 67-65 decision on Tuesday evening at Bacone College.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (1-1) went into the second half down by five points, but after the break, USAO came out on a shooting tear to put the Drovers in the driver’s seat the entire half. Even with the scoring output, the Drovers had to withstand a last minute rally to grab the win.
Senior Rachelle Carr notched the first double-double of the year for the Drovers with her 16 points and 10 rebound performance. Carr was one of five players in double figures in scoring.
True freshman Kylie Parker came out as the second leading scorer with 15 points. Meanwhile, senior Paige Pulliam chipped in 13 points, six rebounds and a team high four assists.
Freshman Nikki Hager and newcomer Sami Martin contributed 10 and 11 points respectively.
The second-half difference maker was shooting percentage for the Drovers. The team shot 31 percent from the field in half first half, compared to 44 percent in the second. USAO held Bacone College to 31 percent shooting the entire game.
The Drovers look for their second win in a row as they travel to Langston University on Saturday evening, tipping off at 6 p.m. USAO’s first home game of the season will be Dec. 5 against SAC rival (23) Oklahoma Baptist. That game will be the home opener for the women, and they will tip off at 6 p.m. as well.