SHAWNEE, Okla. – The Ranger basketball team recorded its 20th win of the season after downing St. Gregory’s University 80-62 in Shawnee on Saturday night in the last game of the regular season. The win left Northwestern in a tie for fourth place in the conference with John Brown as both teams ended with 14-8 conference marks.
Northwestern held a 12-point, 38-26 lead at halftime and outscored SGU 42-36 in the second half to hold onto the win.
The Rangers hit 45 percent on the night and were 7-of-22 from three-point range.
Jonathan Freemyer recorded his team-high fifth double-double of the season with a season-best of 27 points and 11 rebounds. Freemyer was 11-of-17 from the field, hit a three-pointer and added four free throws while ripping down nine defensive boards. Orren Tims, the SAC’s third leading scorer, finished with 19 points and Marshall Bell hit five three-pointers and a field goal to score 17.
The Rangers held St. Gregory’s to 36 percent as conference scoring leader Fayzon Richey led the Cavaliers with 23 points.
Northwestern (20-10, 14-8) will begin play in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday, March 3. The Rangers will meet John Brown University (Ark.) in the opening round at Oklahoma City University.
Sun, February 27, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt