ALVA – Northwestern completed a two-game sweep over the Oklahoma Christian Eagles on Monday night with a 73-52 victory. The Rangers were also victorious in game one of the series, downing the No. 18 Eagles in overtime on Nov. 22. The sweep put Northwestern in third place in the conference standings with a 3-1 SAC mark.
Northwestern used a 12-2 run late in the first half to go up 28-18 with 3:11 prior to half. The Rangers went into the half up 32-24.
NWOSU came out hot from intermission, going on a 10-3 run. Oklahoma Christian came within eight points with 13 minutes left, but 10 unanswered Ranger points put the game out of reach. The Eagles pulled back to within 11 points with 1:22 remaining, but six free throws, an Orren Tims dunk and a field goal spurred Northwestern’s 10 unanswered points to close the game.
The Rangers dominated Oklahoma Christian in nearly all aspects. NWOSU shot 45 percent and outscored the Eagles from the free throw line 21-5. The Rangers dominated in rebounds, grabbing 44 rebounds to OC’s 27.
Tims upped his career best to 33 points, hitting 11-of-17 from the field and adding three treys. He picked up a double-double along with 10 rebounds, nine of which were defensive. Daryl Glover sunk eight free throws while scoring 14 points.
Oklahoma Christian’s Jeff Crocker led the Eagles with 13 points.
The Rangers (8-2, 3-1) will take a short break before resuming action on Thursday, Dec. 16 in Wichita Falls, Tex. with a 7 p.m. non-conference game with Midwestern State (Tex.).
Mon, December 6, 2010
by Ryan Hintergardt