ALVA, Okla. – Seven players found double digits on Thursday night, as coach Milburn Barton picked up his 400th collegiate coaching victory, while the Northwestern women racked up a 99-81 win against Southern Nazarene at Percefull Fieldhouse.
The win snapped a six-game streak and put the Rangers at 10-12 for the season and at 4-10 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.
Ten lead changes took place in the first half, while neither team leading by as many as five points. Northwestern headed into halftime with a 40-39 lead.
Four more lead changes took place over the first three minutes of the second half, before the Rangers established a lead that would stay with them for the remainder of the game.
Northwestern grabbed a double figure lead, up 66-55 with 9:56 to go, and warded off the Crimson Storm, despite a late 10-2 run that pulled SNU to within five points.
Autumn Klugh canned six three-pointers en route to scoring a game-high 22 points. Mandy Norman hit 16 points, while Audrey Richmond had 15. Also scoring in double figures were Hannah Guthrie (13), Rachel Wilczek (11), Keindra Scott (10) and Claudia Vazquez (10).
The Lady Rangers out-rebounded the Crimson Storm 47-35 and were 29-of-34 from the charity stripe. As a team, NWOSU shot 48 percent from both the field and three-point range, hitting 12-of-25 three pointers.
Northwestern (10-12, 4-10) will meet up with the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha for a 6 p.m. game on Saturday, Feb. 8.
Thu, February 4, 2010
by Ryan Hintergardt