ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Lady Rangers fell to 10-14 on the season in their next to last home game at Percefull Fieldhouse, falling 86-763 to Lubbock Christian on Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Rangers jumped out to a 17-7 midway through the first half, but a 17-4 run by the Lady Chaps put them up by three. Lubbock Christian went on an 11-1 run in the last 3:38 before half to take a 37-26 lead at the midpoint.
Northwestern was down by 10 points for the majority of the second half, but battled from an 18-point deficit to trail by eight points, 75-67, with 3:39 to go. LCU was able to ward off the a Lady Ranger comeback, outscoring Northwestern 11-6 in the closing minutes.
The Rangers used 39 points off its bench, while being out-rebounded 46-33. Both squads shot 42.4 percent from the floor, but LCU held the upper hand in three-pointers and free throws. The Lady Chaps hit 10 treys, while holding NWOSU to 6- of-16 from the perimeter. Northwestern converted 17-of-26 free throws, but was outdone by LCU’s 26-of-33 performance at the line.
Renee Golliday and Mandy Norman led NWOSU with 13 points each. Norman was responsible for two of the six Lady Ranger three’s, while Golliday had one. Ronita Coleman was 5-of-5 from the free throw line on her way to scoring nine points.
Lubbock Christian’s Emily Atkins led the way for the Lady Chaps with 22 points.
Northwestern (10-14, 6-13) will travel to Oklahoma City University on Monday, Feb. 21 for a makeup game. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.
Sat, February 19, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt