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USAO's Kaitlyn Hodgins looks to make a play in the team's 87-50 victory Thursday at Drover Fieldhouse.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma women’s basketball team won another game in blowout fashion.

The Drovers won their third game in a row Thursday at Drover Fieldhouse in Chickasha, picking up an 87-50 win over Central Christian College of Kansas. The win marked USAO’s third win in a row and was also the team’s third win in a row by double digits.

USAO moved to 5-2 on the season and 1-0 in the Sooner Athletic Conference with the victory.

USAO only led by three — 20-17— after the first quarter but outscored Central Christian 67-33 the rest of the way. Central Christian hit multiple 3-pointers in the first quarter to stay within striking distance heading to the second quarter.

But USAO’s balance proved to be too much for its opponent. Four USAO players ended the game in double figures to help lead the dominant performance.

Despite being outscored by 21 points from long distance, the Drovers dominated in several other statistical categories. USAO outscored Central Christian 60-14 in the paint, 31-2 off of turnovers and 21-9 in second-chance points.

Central Christian only trailed by four in the second quarter, but USAO was able to extend its lead to double digits by halftime. Up 30-26, the Drovers outscored their opponent 14-3 to carry a 44-29 lead to halftime.

Reyna Ammons — the game’s leading scorer — gave USAO its first double-digit lead of the game at 36-26, and the Drovers continued to build on their lead as the game progressed.

Ammons ended the game with 28 points, 11 rebounds, five steals and three assists. She was one of multiple USAO players to record a double-double.

Ndeye Khady Sene finished with 14 points and 17 rebounds.

Milagros Carrera (10) and Kaitlyn Hodgins (12) also reached double figures in scoring. 

Hodgins sparked a bench that outscored the opposing bench 22-16.

The Drovers never allowed their opponent to take a lead in the game and held Central Christian to just five field goals in the second half. Central Christian shot just 25 percent from the field in the game, and USAO ended up shooting 43.4 percent from the field in the victory.

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