CLAREMORE, Okla - The Northwestern Oklahoma state University women's basketball team stuck with No. 25 Rogers State for the vast majority of the game but couldn't get over the hump in a 70-59 loss on Saturday afternoon.
The Hillcats took the lead for good early in the second half with an 8-0 run that put the Lady Rangers down seven points at 37-30. A basket by Talytha Williams ended the run.
NWOSU (8-7, 5-5 Sooner Athletic Conference) was not able to make a run the rest of the way. A pair of free throws by Titania Simmons got the Lady Rangers within nine points with 1:31 to go, but NWOSU would get no closer.
The Lady Rangers stayed in the game for the first half.
Golliday's basket put the Wolves up 25-22 with just over four minutes to go in the half. A Mandy Norman free throw gave the Lady Rangers a 26-22 lead but the Hillcats went on an 7-0 run to take a 29-26 lead. NWOSU didn't score for four minutes before a layup at the end up at the end of the half broke the run.
Audrey Richmond led the Lady Rangers with 14 points while Renee Golliday added 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds. The Lady Rangers will return to action on Thursday at 6 p.m. against Oklahoma Baptist.
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Sat, January 14, 2012
by Allan Scarabello