ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern’s men’s basketball team was victorious in its first game of 2010, as the Rangers downed No. 23 John Brown (Ark.) by a score of 90-79 in Percefull Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 2.
Marshall Bell hit a half court shot as the first half expired, putting Northwestern down by one at the half.
John Brown went up on the Rangers by 10 points with 13 minutes left, but NWOSU used a 31-11 run to take its only lead of the second half and hold on for the remaining four minutes.
Northwestern took advantage of 17 JBU turnovers, scoring 20 points off of the errors. The Rangers hit 43 percent on the night and were 11-of-26 from three-point range. Marshall Bell hit five three-pointers on his way to a team-leading 20 points, while Brandon Dixon scored 19. Jonathan Freemyer, Brandon Brown and Daryl Glover were also in double digits, scoring 16, 15 and 10 points, respectively.
Both teams had 38 rebounds.
John Brown also had five double figure scorers, with Abel Galliguez and Adrian Miller heading the Golden Eagles with 16 points each. As a team, JBU hit 50 percent and was 8-of-26 from three.
Northwestern (7-5, 2-3) will play Rogers State University in Claremore for an 8 p.m. game on Monday, January 4.
Sat, January 2, 2010
by Ryan Hintergardt