Basketball: Drovers Crack Triple-Digit Scoring With Flashy Performance

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.

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Boys: Alexander Leads The Chicks To Victory

The Chickasha Chicks beat the Noble Bears, by the score of 43-39. The Chicks were led by Junior Seth Alexander. He had 12 points and 7 rebounds. The Bears were led by Jason Maxwell. He had 13 points and added three 3-pointers.

First Half:

The Chicks got outscored in the first quarter 14-6, following a quick 9-2 run by the Bears. During the 1st quarter, Senior Ethan Christian scored 4 points. The Bears had five 3-pointers during the first half and were led by 3 from Jacob Wilcox. During the 2nd quarter the Chicks outscored Noble 18-12, to make the score 26-24 Noble going into the half. Heading into halftime, Alexander had already scored 8 points.

Second Half:

To open up the 3rd quarter, Seth Alexander made a two-pointer, to tie the game at 26. The Noble Bears didn’t score their first basket until 2:14 left in the 3rd quarter. The Chicks would eventually win the 3rd quarter out-scoring Noble 8-3. The 4th quarter was very back and forth quarter. The Sophomore Deonte Wash took a charged with 20 second left to help secure the game. The Chicks would win the 4th quarter with a score of 11-10. The Bears had a chance to take the lead, but 6’9 Junior Trey Hoops missed the game tying lay-up.

Final Thoughts:

Chickasha largest lead was 5 and Noble’s largest lead was 8 early in the first quarter. The Chicks finished with 14 turnovers and the Bears finished with 16. The Chicks got great minutes from Sophomores, Austin Albright, Deonte Wash and Jordan Jackson.

Player of the game:

Seth Alexander- He scored 12 points off the bench, and added 7 rebounds to his stat line.

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