RANGERS TAKE TWO AT LEWIS-CLARK CLASSIC; DEFEAT #22 WARRIORS

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RANGERS TAKE TWO AT LEWIS-CLARK CLASSIC; DEFEAT #22 WARRIORS

Brandon BrownLEWISTON, Idaho – Northwestern Oklahoma State downed the NAIA’s No. 22 ranked team, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), 82-66 on Saturday, after defeating Great Falls University 94-69 on Friday at the Lewis-Clark Classic to advance to 5-4 on the season.

 

On Friday against Great Falls, Northwestern had its highest output of the season in the 94-69 victory. The Rangers shot 46 percent and used the bench for 49 points.

 

The Rangers held a 48-33 lead at the break and led by as much as 28 points in the second half. Northwestern had a balanced scoring attack, as four players found double figures. Brandon Brown led the way with 15 points, while Catrell Currie and Jason Rogers each had 13. Termaine Snyder contributed 12 points and had six rebounds.

 

Northwestern knocked off the host school, No. 22 Lewis-Clark State, on Saturday while leading most of the game, except for the first five minutes.

 

The Rangers went on a 7-2 run over the final two minutes of the first half to take a 48-33 lead. Isaac Richardson began the second half with a three and the rest was history as Northwestern held the Wariors to just one three-pointer (1-of-9) in the game.

 

NWOSU shot 46 percent and hit 11 treys. Brown, who had seven assists in each game of the classic, matched Friday night’s output of 15 points to head the Rangers’ scoring. Currie hit 13 points, Richardson kicked in 11 and Rogers had 10.

 

The Rangers (5-4) go back to SAC Conference action on Thursday with an 8 p.m. game with St. Gregory’s in Alva.