Basketball: Post Play Carries Drovers Past Lions

The USAO Drovers (16-8, 10-7 SAC) knocked off the 12th ranked Langston Lions (18-6, 10-5 SAC) 86-76. Post players Geno Artison and Dedrian Parmer played a huge role in this key conference matchup for the Drovers. Artison put up 15 points on 6-11 shooting from the floor and grabbed 13 rebounds on the night, he now has 3 double-doubles on the season. Parmer leads the Drovers with 27 points and shot 9-10 from the floor. He also picked up 13 rebounds and captured his 8th double-double of the season.

“I’m proud of my team today,” Drovers Foward Dedrian Parmer said. “We went into a tough environment and handled the pressure perfectly. We withstood all of their runs, we made the right plays, made the right shots at the right times. Couldn’t be more proud of my brothers. When we play like a team we are the best team in the conference. We have the best guards and best bigs. Now we need to carry this over to Saturday’s game against Central Christian, we owe them one!”

The Drovers offense bounced back in a nice way as they shot 57% from the three-pointer line and 50% from the floor on the night. The Drovers got good performances from Clay Long and Cameron Hines, Long finished the night with 12 points and would connect on 2 three-pointers and Hines would also compile 12 points, 6 rebounds, and dish off 4 assists.

The Lions were led by Tyrone Killings Jr., as he would tally 21 points on 6-15 shooting, 2-5 from the three-point line and 3 assists. Alfonzo Anderson had a good game for the Lions finishing with 17 points and 6 rebound. A big factor in this game was the three-point shooting as the Lions shot just 20% from behind the arc.

What’s Next:

USAO heads back home to take on the Central Christian College Tigers on Saturday, Feb. 9. Tip is set for 4 p.m. CT at Drovers Fieldhouse in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

Guard Clay Long said “When adversity hits it shows what your made of. we fought and stuck together tonight to come out on top”

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