ALVA, Okla. (12-3-11) — Three Northwestern Oklahoma State University men’s basketball players finish in double-figures as the Rangers keep their home record perfect following a victory over St. Gregory’s, 78-62.
Jonathan Freemyer continues to improve on his season average with an 18 point game in the victory, while Marshall Bell had three three-pointers and 17 points and Daryl Glover added 14.
The Northwestern defense played strong, forcing the Cavaliers to 19 turnovers. All but two Rangers that saw action recorded a steal, led by Freemyer who had three in the first half.
Down quickly to the Cavaliers, 2-0, Bell stepped up as he always does, draining a shot from behind the arc on the right wing to take the lead. Bell’s first three came with 17:37 on the clock, and the Rangers never looked back, taking the lead into the locker, 29-20.
Just a junior, Bell continues his push for the three-point record at Northwestern. He currently needs 14 to eclipse the mark.
In the second half, the Cavaliers held on strong until about the ten minute mark the when Rangers began to expand their lead. With 7:27, Northwestern had their largest lead of the game at 23.
The Rangers held off the pesky Cavaliers who cut the lead to 75-62 late in the contest.
Northwestern’s victory is the eighth straight over the Cavaliers under the direction of head coach Andrew Brown. During that stretch, the Rangers have won by and average deficit of more than 14 points.
Up next for the Rangers is a showdown against conference foe Oklahoma Christian. The Rangers look to hold off a vengeful Eagles team who lost in Alva on Nov. 21.
Sat, December 3, 2011
by Eric Scott