SHAWNEE, Okla. - An 8-0 run in the middle of the second half proved to be too much for the Lady Rangers to overcome in a 60-55 loss to the Saint Gregory's women's basketball team on Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Rangers (9-8, 6-6 Sooner Athletic Conference) were able to make a run late cutting a seven-point lead down to one with three minutes to go via two Talytha Williams layups.
It was a three-point game with 25 seconds remaining but NWOSU couldn't manage the tie and the Lady Cavaliers hit two free throws down the stretch that proved to be the dagger.
The Lady Rangers led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but St. Gregory's stormed back to tie the game with just under 2:30 minutes left in the half.
Newsom ended a long drought with a basket to regain the lead. She later hit a three in the final seconds of the half to give the Rangers a 31-30 lead going in to the break.
Autumn Klugh's three opened up a five point lead around the 15-minute mark of the second half.
Emily Eaton had eight points to lead the Lady Rangers in the first half after having just 10 points all season.
The Lady Rangers will hit the road on Thursday for a 6 p.m. contest at Oklahoma City to take on Mid-America Christian. Be sure to follow live updates on Twitter (NWOSUAthletics) and on Facebook (Northwestern Oklahoma State Athletics).
Sat, January 21, 2012
by Allan Scarabello