CHICKASHA, Okla. – The Ranger basketball team extended its winning streak to four games, after downing the University of Science and Arts, 58-44, in Chickasha on Thursday. With the win, Northwestern is in a tie for third place in the Sooner Athletic Conference with Oklahoma Christian.
USAO hit a free throw for the first score and lead of the game, but that was the last time the Drovers held a lead, as the Rangers held USAO to 27 percent shooting on the evening.
The Rangers held a 12-point lead, 37-25, at the break, after shooting 52 percent in the opening half.
USAO began the second half with a 7-0 run and the Rangers shooting dipped. The Rangers pulled away from a five-point game at the 10:16 mark, closing out the game and holding the Drovers to just five points over the final ten minutes.
Termaine Snyder sewed up 16 points along with two blocked shots to head the Ranger scoring. Brandon Brown was the other double figure scorer with 10 points. Justin Porter scored nine points and Catrell Currie added eight.
The Rangers finished the game shooting 44 percent after shooting 27 percent in the second half. From three, Northwestern hit 5-of-17.
USAO was led by Tim Nelson’s 17 points and had a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds from Eli Flores.
Northwestern (10-6, 5-3) will host Southern Nazarene at Percefull Fieldhouse at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17.
Fri, January 16, 2009
by Ryan Hintergardt