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January 23, 2013

Drovers swept by Oklahoma Baptist to end homestand

CHICKASHA — Facing the top-10 Oklahoma Baptist Bison twice in 10 days was just too much for the Drovers, who couldn’t match the team’s strong shooting and defensive rebounding.

After two wins in the last week, the No. 21 Drovers (10-5, 3-4) end their three-game home series on a sour note, falling 96-46 to the Bison.

USAO’s Norris Rumph and Darrius Bryson each had 10 points in the game. Junior Kennis White led the team in rebounds with nine.

The Drovers move on to play at Mid-America Christian tonight, with a tip-off scheduled for 8 p.m., before returning home to play Saint Gregory’s at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Drover women still winless in SAC

The OBU Bison came out on top of the Drovers in a Tuesday night battle at the USAO Fieldhouse.

USAO found itself struggling to keep up with the Bison, who made 54.4 percent of their shots on Tuesday night. The Drovers fell 79-46.

USAO senior Rocio Medrano shot 66 percent from the field and had 16 points and five rebounds. Guard Brittany Scott had a season-high 12 points, after shooting a perfect 5-for-5 from the charity stripe. Scott also had three assists and two steals.

As a team, the Drovers (9-10, 0-7) scored on 34 percent of their total shots and 80 percent from the line. They collected 30 rebounds to OBU’s 39.

The Drovers travel Mid-America Christian to play at 5 p.m. on tonight before returning home to play Saint Gregory’s on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.

It will be Sponsors’ Day and USAO will be honoring this season’s basketball sponsors.

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