ALVA, Okla. – No. 1 ranked Rogers State shot 53 percent on the night to take an 85-57 win from Northwestern on Saturday night in Percefull Fieldhouse, and erased the Rangers chance for a three-win week. The defeat left the Rangers still in third place in the Sooner Athletic Conference, as they are now tied with John Brown with 10-6 conference marks.
Rogers State came out scorching the nets, hitting 61 percent in the first half and making 4-of-9 three-pointers, while holding NWOSU to 32 percent and just one three-pointer by Catrell Currie.
Northwestern was down 49-27 at the break, and trailed by 19 points or more through the second half, as Rogers State outscored NWOSU 36-30 in the second stanza.
The Rangers couldn’t get things going, shooting 31 percent from the floor. Rogers State limited Northwestern to just three three-pointers on the night and caused NWOSU to commit 23 turnovers.
Catrell Currie and Brandon Brown scored 11 points, as Brandon Dixon and Termaine Snyder put up 10 points each. Dixon hit a double-double with a game-high 13 rebounds.
Rogers State was spurred by Eric Young’s 17 points off the bench and 16 points from Abram Donlon.
Northwestern (15-9, 10-6) remains at home for two more games next week, hosting Wayland Baptist on Thursday and Lubbock Christian on Saturday.
Posted on Sat, February 7, 2009
by Ryan Hintergardt