SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. - Junior Jonathan Freemyer joined Northwestern Oklahoma State University's 1000-point club, but NWOSU fell to No. 15 John Brown 81-79 on Saturday evening.
The Rangers fought hard and held an 11-point lead going in to the break and had a lead as big as 16 points.
John Brown went on a 9-0 run over a one minute, 24 second stretch to cut the Rangers lead from 16 to seven. Daryl Glover was hot the entire first half and nailed a three to end the Golden Eagles run. Ryan Bruce hit a shot at the buzzer from near half court to extend the Rangers lead to 11.
The NWOSU lead evaporated quickly as John Brown went on a 15-1 over the first six minutes of the second half to take a 47-44 lead. The game went back and forth until three minutes remained. At that point, the Golden Eagles went on a 7-0 and took a six-point lead with just under two minutes to go.
Marshall Bell nailed a triple with 10 seconds remaining to cut the John Brown lead to two points, but, after a NWOSU foul, John Brown's Thomas Galliguez nailed both free throws to ice the game. Freemyer scored as time expired but it wasn't enough as the Rangers fell to 11-14 and 8-10 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.
Freemyer took over offensively in the second half scoring 15 points. His 19-point effort tonight allows him to join teammate Marshall Bell in the 1000-point club.
Bell added 17 points while Jeremy Felton added 12. Glover finished with 11 while Eze Akwari rounds out the double digit scorers with 10.
The Rangers will return home for the final home game of the season on Thursday against Southern Nazarene. The game is scheduled for an 8 p.m. start.
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Sat, February 11, 2012
by Allan Scarabello