ALVA – Northwestern’s women used a one-point halftime advantage to yield to a 59-52 win against Oklahoma Christian on Monday night, evening the Rangers conference record to 2-2 and evening the series with Oklahoma Christian to 1-1.
The first half was nip and tuck with eight lead changes, but the Lady Rangers dominated the second half, holding the lead for the entire half.
Oklahoma Christian closed the gap to three-points at the 2:32 mark. Northwestern answered with seven unanswered points to extend its lead to 10 points.
Neither team shot well and turnovers were often, as the two teams combined for 38 miscues. Northwestern shot 35 percent and hit five three-pointers, while holding the Lady Eagles to 29 percent from the field and to six threes. Both teams added 12 free throws.
The Lady Rangers owned the boards, ripping down 51 rebounds. Oklahoma Christian had 37 rebounds.
Audrey Richmond had 18 points to pace NWOSU, while Hannah Guthrie contributed with 14 points. Oklahoma Christian’s Ayana Jackson led the Lady Eagles with 16 points and Katy Clift had 14 points.
Northwestern (6-3, 2-2) is idle for the rest of 2010 and will pick up play in 2011 with a 6 p.m. game at Chickasha against the University of Science and Arts on New Year’s Day.
Mon, December 6, 2010
by Ryan Hintergardt