The USAO Drovers (5-2, 1-0) knocked off the Central Christian College Tigers (6-1, 0-1) 104-94 in the Sooner Athletic Conference opener.
The Drovers were led by Cameron Hines, Greyden Steinmetz and Tre’veon Ellis. Hines scored 29 points had 5 rebound and 6 three-pointers for USAO on the night. Steinmetz would come up huge cashing in 24 points on 6 three-pointers of his own. Ellis would score 12 points, 5 assist and rack up 13 rebound to achieve his first double-double on the season.
The Tigers would be led by Torrey Henry and TJ Williams. Henry scored 22 points and grabbed 6 rebounds for Central Christian. Henry would shoot 8-11 from the floor and 2-4 from behind the arc. Williams tacked on 20 points and would dish out 3 assists for the Tigers, shooting 5-11 from the floor and 9-12 from the free throw line.
The Drovers three point shooting was the key in this game as they would cash in 17 from behind the arc compared to 7 from the Tigers. USAO would finish at 47% from the 3 point line while the Tigers finished at 28% on the night.
Sophomore Guard Tre’veon Ellis said “As a team we played alright, I feel as if we didn’t finish well. With a well coached team like a central Christian we can’t allow them to stay in the game because they will make us pay like they did. Luckily we have in my opinion the greatest shooters in the country in Greydon,Steph, and Cam. And they helped us come out with a Win“
USAO hits the road for the first of five straight away games when they travel to Langston College on Saturday, November 23rd. Tip-off is set for 3:45 PM CT in Langston, Oklahoma.