ALVA, Okla. – The No. 23 Northwestern Ranger basketball team won its 17th game of the season on Saturday night at Percefull Fieldhouse, downing the University of Science and Arts 60-53. The win left the Rangers in third place in the Sooner Athletic Conference, while being three games behind conference leader Oklahoma Baptist.
Despite trailing 33-29 at the half, Northwestern used an 8-0 run to start the second half and held the lead for the remainder of the game. The Rangers held the Drovers to just 20 second half points.
Neither team shot well on the night, both hitting 30 percent and converting just three three-pointers.
Three players found double figures as Jonathan Freemyer led NWOSU with 13 points, as he hit 9-of-10 from the free throw line. Marshall Bell hit two of the three Ranger three’s, scoring 12 points, while Orren Tims added 11 points.
USAO also had three players with double digits, as Thomas Peters led all scorers with 17 points.
The Rangers (17-5, 11-6) will play its first game of a three-game home stand on Thursday, Feb. 17, when NWOSU will take on Wayland Baptist (Tex.) at 8 p.m.
Sat, February 12, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt