ALVA, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University women's basketball team fell to No. 15 Southern Nazarene 69-59 on Senior Night at Percefull Fieldhouse on Thursday.
Junior Audrey Richmond had a solid performance for the Lady Rangers (12-12, 9-10 Sooner Athletic Conference) but it wasn't enough to defeat a good Southern Nazarene team.
The game was back and forth for the majority of the first half, but Northwestern fell down five when No. 15 Southern Nazarene went on a 6-1 run over the final two minutes of the first half.
The Lady Rangers gave the fans life when it opened the second half on a 10-0 run to take a five-point lead in the early going. The rally was highlighted by threes from Autumn Klugh and Richmond. Klugh ended the game with nine points and entered Northwestern's 1000-pt. club.
Klugh's second three of the game, with about 10 minutes to go in the second half, gave the Rangers a four-point lead, but a 10-2 run immediately following the three gave Southern Nazarene the lead for good.
Her record breaking three with just over nine minutes remaining in the game put the Lady Rangers within one, but they would never tie or lead the game again.
Seniors Klugh, Anna Farias, Talytha Williams and Ronita Coleman were all honored in a postgame cermony.
The Lady Rangers wore pink t-shirts during warmups to support the fight against breast cancer.
Northwestern will travel to USAO for a 3 p.m. contest on Saturday.
Thu, February 16, 2012
by Allan Scarabello