ALVA, Okla. – The 25th ranked Northwestern men’s basketball team advanced its home court winning streak to 13 games with an 81-65 victory over Wayland Baptist (Tex.) on Thursday night. The win moved the Rangers a game closer to conference leader Oklahoma Baptist, as the Bison fell 82-76 to Mid-America Christian.
Northwestern had four double digit scorers and shot 51 percent on the night to take down Wayland Baptist.
The Rangers extended a 35-21 halftime lead to 14 points or more during the second half.
Marshall Bell sank three 3-pointers and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line on his way to 21 points. Orren Tims hit 20 points, while leading the Rangers in rebounds with seven. Johnie Sanders and Daryl Glover each had 12 points on the night.
Northwestern hit 7-of-15 from beyond the arc to add to its 29-of-57 from the field. The Rangers held Wayland Baptist to 40 percent shooting and to just four three-point baskets.
The Rangers scored 18 points off of turnovers and won the rebounding battled, 38-30.
Wayland Baptist’s George Williams led the Pioneers with 16 points, while Curtis Stuckey followed with 15.
Northwestern (18-5, 12-6) takes on Lubbock Christian (Tex.) for the second time this season in a 3 p.m. start in Percefull Fieldhouse on Saturday, Feb. 19.
Thu, February 17, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt