Hall of Fame Saturday and Coaches vs. Cancer to highlight weekend

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Hall of Fame Saturday and Coaches vs. Cancer to highlight weekend

ALVA, Okla  - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University men's and women's basketball teams will take on Oklahoma City on Saturday as part of its Hall of Fame Day on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Percefull Fieldhouse. The ceremony will take place between the men's and women's basketball games with the women's game slotted for a 2 p.m. start.

Al Hunt, Marlena Johnson, Lynn Scott and Slade Young will all be inducted in to the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Athletics Hall of Fame. Biographies of Inductees.

Along with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, head basketball coaches Stephanie Shaw and Andrew Brown will be participating in the NAIA's Coaches v. Cancer Suits and Sneakers weekend.

Both head coaches will wear black and red sneakers while the assistant coaches will wear black and white. The weekend is in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. The Oklahoma City coaching staffs led by men's head coach Dionne Phelps and women's head caoch Rob Edmisson will also be participating in the Coaches vs. Cancer event.

"I am excited that we are taking part in Coaches vs. Cancer," men's head coach Andrew Brown said. "This event has generated so much money throughout the country for cancer research. We know it is making a difference in people’s lives and more importantly saving lives."

The Lady Rangers (9-8, 6-6 Sooner Athletic Conference) will have their hands full with No. 2 Oklahoma City which won the first meeting x-x. The Lady Rangers last played against Saint Gregory's falling 60-55 last Saturday.

The Rangers (9-10, 6-6 SAC) are riding a two-game winning streak with convincing wins over No. 2 Oklahoma Baptist 83-66 and over Saint Gregory's 80-67 last Saturday. Daryl Glover's 15.5 points per game last week was tops for NWOSU. The last time these two teams met the Rangers fell to Oklahoma City 71-63 on Jan. 2.