ALVA, Okla. - The Ranger men’s basketball team got off to a good start in their season opener, defeating Bethel College (Kan.) 92-72 in the season opener on Halloween at Percefull Fieldhouse on Friday.
Northwestern jumped to an early nine point lead, ahead 11-2 after Termaine Snyder led the game off with a field goal, followed by three trey’s, two by Cameron Davis and one by Catrell Currie.
Bethel pulled within two with 12:35 to go in the second half, but the Rangers countered with a 13-4 run to take a 28-15 advantage.
The Rangers led by their largest margin at in the first half as the half ended, leading 47-33.
Northwestern had no trouble with a double digit lead in the second half and pulled away by as much as 24 points twice under five minutes.
As a team, NWOSU shot 47 percent and was almost that good from beyond the arc, shooting 10-of-22. Brandon Brown paced the Rangers with 16 points, hitting 7-of-15 from the floor and two treys. Four other players found double figures including: Snyder (14), Curie (13), and Jason Rogers and Brandon Dixon with 12. Dixon turned in a double-double of 12 points and 11 boards. Northwestern held the Threshers to 41 percent and forced them to 24 turnovers.
The Rangers (1-0) remain home for the next three games and will next take on long-time rival Southwestern Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3.
Fri, October 31, 2008
by Ryan Hintergardt