WEATHERFORD, Okla. (11-12-11) – Jeremy Felton’s fourth double digit scoring performance in as many games wasn’t enough as the Northwestern Oklahoma State University men’s basketball team fell to rival Southwestern Oklahoma State, 90-77.
Felton was one of three Rangers in double figures with 14, while Jonathan Freemyer added his second 20-point performance this week with 24. Marshall Bell was perfect on each of his three shots from long range, finishing with 14 in the loss.
Freemyer was very efficient from the floor, hitting 9-of-12 shots.
The Rangers fell to 2-2 this season. They take the court again on Wednesday evening as they face Southwestern Christian in the Ranger Roundball Classic, being played in Woodward.
There aren’t many nights when a team falls on the road after shooting 49-percent from the floor, but that is what happen to the Rangers on Saturday. Northwestern hit a total of nine from behind the arc, including three from the big man Freemyer, while the Bulldogs hit seven of their own en route to a 51.8 field goal percentage.
Felton and Freemyer also got the job done on the boards, both pulling down 10 each for their first double-doubles of the season.
The key to the game was the turnovers by the Rangers. Northwestern turned the ball over 20 times to the Bulldogs 14.
Five minutes into the ball game, the Rangers held a 8-7 lead over the home team. However, Southwestern outscored the Rangers 23-to-7 over the next 10 minutes to take control of the contest.
With the help of a couple of three’s from Bell, the Rangers cut the lead to within six with just under a minute to go in the half. Southwestern led heading into the locker room, 44-35.
In the first two minutes of the second, Southwestern was able to extend their lead to 14. It was enough as the Rangers were unable to get the score back to a single digit deficit the rest of the way.
Sat, November 12, 2011
by Eric Scott