SHAWNEE– Coming into the game, the Drovers expected a tough battle against NAIA No. 5 Oklahoma Baptist and were unable to overcome the powerful team, falling 69-54 in Shawnee on Saturday.
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (3-11, 2-9) fell in the first of two regular season match ups against conference rival Oklahoma Baptist Bison, who extended their winning streak to 12.
The Drovers had three players in double figures with the leading scorer being senior Paige Pulliam, who had 11 points with 33 percent shooting from the field. She also had seven rebounds.
Senior Rashelle Carr and sophomore Sami Martin each had 10 in the game against OBU. Carr also led the team in rebounding with eight and steals with three.
Pulliam and Martin led the way with two assists in the game.
The next game for the Drovers is on Thursday as they face Southwestern Assemblies of God at home in the annual Pink Out Cancer game. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. Fans from both schools are encouraged to wear pink as a united front against cancer.
Drovers Against Cancer will host the game, which will feature a special celebration for survivors and caregivers. The organization also will be selling tickets to raffle off signed team pictures of both USAO teams in their pink gear.