NORTHWESTERN KNOCKS OFF ST. GREGORY’S FOR FIRST SAC WIN

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NORTHWESTERN KNOCKS OFF ST. GREGORY’S FOR FIRST SAC WIN

Justin PorterALVA, Okla. – The Ranger men’s basketball team improved to 6-4 on the season and to 1-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference, with a 67-58 win over St. Gregory’s (0-8) on Thursday.

 

After a slow start, which included being down 15-4 early on, the Rangers rallied back to score 15 unanswered points to take a 19-15 lead with 6:52 remaining in the first half. The half closed with the Rangers ahead 29-27 and both teams shooting right around 35 percent.

 

Northwestern began the second half with a 25-9 run to hold its biggest lead of the game, 16 points.

 

St. Gregory’s made a comeback effort, but fell short as they pulled within five points with just under two minutes to play.

 

Catrell Currie hit four treys and scored 14 points as Brandon Brown and Justin Porter chipped in 13 each. Brown missed a double-double by one rebound.

 

The Rangers shot 41 percent and were 9-of-24 from three, while SGU was 38 percent and made 8-of-18 from beyond the arc.

 

Northwestern (6-4) heads to Shawnee on Monday, Dec. 8 to meet Oklahoma Baptist at 8 p.m.