ALVA, Okla. – The Ranger men’s basketball team remains tied for third in the Sooner Athletic Conference with Oklahoma Christian after taking Southern Nazarene down 61-45 at Percefull Fieldhouse on Saturday. Northwestern is 6-3 in the SAC and 11-6 on the season.
Northwestern jumped out to a 12-2 lead with help from Jason Rogers two three-pointers, a Termaine Snyder field goal and a Felipe Eichenberger free throw. The Rangers held the lead the rest of the game and warded off SNU to 24 percent shooting in the first half.
The Rangers lead was cut as SNU came out of the locker room with a 10-2 run. Northwestern held a double figure lead for all but 40 seconds of the remainder of the game.
Neither team shot well, as the Rangers out shot SNU 33-28 percent. NWOSU hit 9-of-28 from beyond the arc and held SNU to just three treys.
Termaine Snyder, Brandon Brown and Jason Rogers accounted for 42 of the Rangers points as Snyder led with 15 points and was a rebound short of a double-double. Brown finished with five steals in addition to three three-pointers and Rogers hit three three’s also, scoring 13 points.
Southern Nazarene’s only double digit scorer was Deonta Black’s 14 points.
The Rangers (11-6, 6-3) travel to Texas for games against Lubbock Christian and Wayland Baptist. On Thursday, NWOSU tips off at 8 p.m. against LCU and will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday against WBU.
Sat, January 17, 2009
by Ryan Hintergardt