OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State had five players with double digits, as the Rangers blew past Oklahoma City 94-79 on the road. The win moved the Rangers a game closer to conference leader Oklahoma Baptist, which the Rangers host on Thursday, after NO. 10 OBU fell to Rogers State. The Rangers are two games back of OBU and a game back of Southern Nazarene and Rogers State, who are tied for second.
After trailing for the first nine minutes of the game, NWOSU used an 18-7 run to go up by 11 points at the 5:40 mark in the first half.
Northwestern led 47-40 at the half and extended its advantage to 10 points or more for the final 15:16.
The Rangers, who came a point shy of their highest point output of the season, buried 11 three-pointers. Northwestern hit 30-of-63 from the field (47.6%), as OCU edged the Rangers in shooting percentage with 52 percent (26-of-50).
Orren Tims led five double digit scorers, scoring 19 points and coming a rebound short of a double-double with nine boards. Brandon Harris and Marshall Bell both scored 14 points, as Harris hit four three-pointers and was 2-of-2 from the line. Jonathan Freemyer scored 13 points and Daryl Glover finished with 11.
For OCU, Brandon Moton led the Stars with 24 points, including four of OCU’s seven three-pointers.
Northwestern (19-6, 13-7) will host its home finale on Thursday, Feb. 24 against No. 10 Oklahoma Baptist in an 8 p.m. game at Percefull Fieldhouse. The Rangers look to improve upon its 13-1 home mark.
Tue, February 22, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt