The USAO Drovers (1-1) bounced back in a nice way, as they beat the Southwest Mustangs (1-3) 102-93. The Drovers were led by the Sophomore Cameron Hines, as he racked up 31 points on 10-13 shooting with 9 assists and just 2 turnovers. Ron’Quis Lewis was the main force for the Mustang offense as he would tally 24 points on 7-12 shooting.
In the first half, the Drovers would outscore the Mustangs 54-41 as they would get 20 points from Hines. The Mustangs would get a great first half from Demond Parker as he would finish the half with 13 points. The Drovers would find their way to a first half lead, as they would shoot 62% from the floor, while the Mustangs would shoot 47%. In the first half, the Drovers would dominate the points in the paints as they would score 22 and only allow 8.
In the second half the momentum would flip with the Mustangs outscoring the Drovers 52-48. The Mustangs were led by Lewis as he would tack on 18 points and finish with a team high 24. Hines would again lead the scoring for the Drovers with 11 but would be closely followed by Geno Artison and Marquise Williams. Artison and Williams would both finish the half with 9 points each. In the second half the Drovers shot 51%, as the Mustangs would shoot 56%. The Drovers would piece together a strong night from behind the arc as they went 8-20 (40%).
The Drovers would get a well-played game from Artison, as he finished with 16 points and 8 boards. Williams would pick up 16 points of his own and would battle to grab 5 rebounds on the night. The Mustangs had a well-played game from Josh Harris as he added 18 points on 7-10 shooting. Emmanuel McNeil tallied 15 points and racked up 9 rebounds. The Drovers outrebounded the Mustangs, 35-32. The Drovers would get a big game on the glass from Junior Dedrian Parmer as he picked up 8 rebound and tacked on 7 points to finish off his night. The Drovers defense was able to win another important categories, as they would force 16 turnover and only have 9 of their own.
Sophomore Guard Cameron Hines said “We bounced back after a tough loss on Saturday. I thought our offensive execution was great, but we still have a long ways to go on the defensive end. We’re looking forward to our next game Friday against a tough opponent in Randall. “