CHICKASHA – Mid-America Christian’s strong shooting led to a Drover defeat in Thursday night’s game.
The Evangels (12-8, 6-5) topped the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (3-10, 2-8) with a final score of 86-60.
The Drovers kept the game close for the first 20 minutes and entered halftime trailing by just one. But the Evangels went on a 20-point run to start the second half and had the game in their control from then on, shooting 50 percent from the field in the final 20 minutes.
Sami Martin, a sophomore from Newalla, led the team with 18 points while Paige Pulliam had 15 points.
Senior Rashelle Carr notched 12 points, seven rebounds and four steals in the game.
The Drovers travel on the road to take on No. 5 Oklahoma Baptist at 3 p.m. on Saturday before returning home for their annual Pink Out Cancer game next Thursday night. The Drovers play Southwestern Assemblies of God, a new conference opponent. Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.
The Drovers will be donning pink uniforms and fans from both schools are encouraged to wear pink as a unified front against the devastating illness.
Drovers Against Cancer will host and have a special honor for survivors and caregivers. The club also will be selling tickets to raffle off autographed team photos of each of the Drover teams in their pink gear.