2007-08 Lady Ranger Basketball News
ASHLEY JOHNSON TO PLAY FOR LADY
Oklahoma State University head women’s basketball
coach Milburn Barton recently signed junior college
transfer Ashley Johnson of Lancaster, Tex. to play
basketball during the 2008-09 season.
transfer from Paris (Tex.) Junior College, averaged
7.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
While as a guard, she also averaged a steal and
nearly a block per contest.
While prepping at Lancaster High School, Johnson was
an all-state honorable mention performer, first-team
all-district performer and selected as the defensive
most valuable player.
LADY RANGER BASKETBALL ADDS KEINDRA
Oklahoma State University head women’s basketball
coach Milburn Barton announced the signing of
Keindra Scott to a basketball letter of intent.
Scott, a transfer from Cameron University, will play
her final year of collegiate eligibility at
Northwestern for the 2008-09 season.
During her junior
season at Cameron, the 6-2 post was third on the
team in scoring 12 points per game. Originally from
Houston, Smith shot 38.7 percent from the field
while playing in 14 games. Scott also averaged 4.9
rebounds and was second on the team in blocked shots
and experience will be an asset on the inside, both
on the offensive and defensive end”, remarked
Barton. “Her shot-blocking and rebounding ability is
BARTON SIGNS GARDEN CITY SENIOR
Barton, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University
head women’s basketball coach, signed Caitlin Smith
of Garden City to a letter of intent to play for the
Lady Rangers in the upcoming 2008-09 season.
Smith, a 5-7
guard, played four seasons at Garden City High
School and will graduate this May. She was a
three-year starter and letterman and placed herself
among the best in school history with her playing
9.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.8 steals
per game during her senior season. She ranks highly
in several career statistical categories including:
first in assists (193), second in rebounds (387),
third in games played (65), fourth in steals (149)
and seventh in points (539).
Smith was a
three-time all-conference performer and two-time
all-area selection. She was a member of the Academic
All-State Team and was the team’s Most Valuable
Player during her junior and senior years.
KLUGH INKS WITH WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Klugh (middle) signs a Letter of Intent to
play women's basketball at Northwestern . She is
seated with her parents, Dennis and Debbie,
along with Fort Cobb head coach James Don
Biddy (left), sister Adalynn and head coach Milburn Barton (right).
Northwestern Oklahoma State University women’s
basketball head coach, announced the recent
signing of Autumn Klugh of Fort Cobb. Cobb will
join the Lady Ranger basketball team for the
upcoming 2008-09 season.
A 5-7 guard,
Klugh helped Fort Cobb High School to a state-runner
up finish this past season. A member of the Daily
Oklahoman Super Five team and named the Daily
Oklahoman’s Class A State Tournament MVP, Klugh shot
49 percent (215/440) from the floor and was 40
percent (92/230) from three-point range, as she
scored 679 points last season. She averaged 5.8
rebounds, 1.2 steals and 4.1 assists per game. In
her four-year career, Klugh amassed 2,318 points,
averaging 19.3 points per game.
numerous awards in her four seasons at Fort Cobb.
She was named to the Oklahoma Girls Basketball
Coaches Association and Oklahoma Coaches Association
All-State teams. Klugh was chosen for a variety of
all-tournament teams throughout her four years.
Autumn was also
recognized on the academic side, being named to the
Oklahoma and National Honor Societies, the
Superintendent’s Honor Roll, while being the class
WILCZEK SIGNS WITH LADY RANGER
Wilczek (middle) signs a Letter of Intent to
play basketball at Northwestern . She is
seated with her parents, Stanley and Cindy,
along with head coach Milburn Barton (left)
and Lomega High School coach Kevin Lewellan.
Oklahoma State University women’s basketball head
coach Milburn Barton announced the addition of
Rachel Wilczek of Loyal who signed a Sooner
Athletic Conference Letter of Intent, to join the
Lady Ranger basketball team for the upcoming
Wilczek, a 5-8
guard, helped Lomega High School to back-to-back
Class B state titles and aided the Raiders to a 29-3
overall record this past season. Wilczek averaged
17.2 points per game as she scored 532 points on the
season. She shot 50 percent (98/196) from the floor
and an even better 51 percent (79/156) from three
point range. Wilczek led the team in several other
categories including a 77.2 free throw percentage
and averaged 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.2
steals per game.
high school career, Wilczek was very decorated,
earning countless awards and accolades. Wilczek, the
class Valedictorian and voted a Daily Oklahoman top
5 Class B player, was named to several all-state
teams. She was named Oklahoma Girls Basketball
Coaches’ Association All-State, Oklahoma Coaches’
Association Basketball All-State, and Oklahoma Girls
Basketball Coaches’ Association Academic All-State.
“Rachel has a
strong history of winning as does Lomega High
School,” remarked Barton. “She is an excellent
outside shooter and will be an asset to our team.”
Wilczek was also
the Enid News and Eagle Player of the Year, a K101
All-Star Player and was a member of the Oklahoma
Girls Basketball All-Region Team. She was listed on
numerous all-tournament teams including: the Daily
Oklahoman Basketball State Tournament First-Team,
Coaches Aid Basketball State Tournament First-Team,
Cherokee Strip, and Canton all-tournament teams, as
well as being the Cherokee Strip Conference Most
Valuable Player and the Tulsa World’s Basketball
State Tournament MVP.
LADY RANGERS BOW OUT IN FIRST ROUND OF
AFTER TOUGH FIGHT WITH WAYLAND BAPTIST
Butler led NWOSU with 27 points over WBU in
the SAC Tournament.
Edmond, Okla. – Despite outshooting their
opposition and holding a 35-27 halftime lead,
the Lady Ranger basketball team suffered a 67-63
to Wayland Baptist University, but not without a
hard fought battle, in the first round of the
Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament played at
Oklahoma Christian. Northwestern entered the
game as the 10 seed, while Wayland Baptist came
into the came as the seventh seed.
D’Shanna Butler’s 26 points wasn’t enough to get the
Lady Rangers by the Flying Queens as WBU hit
24-of-31 free throws stemming from 21 Northwestern
fouls. Butler finished hitting 9-of-20 from the
floor, 7-of-8 from the charity stripe and added a
three, while also leading the Lady Rangers in
rebounds with six.
Six Lady Rangers scored on the night, as Emily
Gilbert hit eight field goals for 16 points to
follow Butler. McKenzie Malloy posted nine points on
three three-pointers and Tara Baker hit a pair of
threes to finish with six points. Claudia Vazquez
had four points and Evelyn Oliveira rounded out the
scoring with two points.
Northwestern started off in a 4-0 hole, but climbed
out to lead 24-18 with ten minutes left. WBU used a
9-3 run to knot the game up at 27-27, before the
Lady Rangers scored the last eight points going into
Butler was responsible for 17 of Northwestern’s 35
first half points.
In the second half, Wayland Baptist came back from a
49-39 deficit to tie the game at 51 all with a 12-2
After the game went through two more ties, WBU
pulled away 65-60, but not before Tara Baker hit her
third trey of the game to pull NWOSU within a
bucket. The Flying Queens hit their free throws to
put the game out of reach in the closing seconds.
The Lady Rangers hit 25-of-60 shots from the floor
and 6-of-13 from three. WBU had 17 more points from
the free throw line than NWOSU did, hitting 7-of-10
Wayland Baptist had a trio combining for 54 points,
including Vanita Wright’s 23 points, 21 points from
Megan Coats and 10 from Anastasia Okolo.
Northwestern finished the season at 7-22 overall and
at 5-17 in the Sooner Athletic Conference. The Lady
Rangers will have to replace three seniors: Tara
Baker, McKenzie Malloy and Evelyn Oliveira.
FIVE LADY RANGERS GRACE ALL-CONFERENCE
Butler was named to the SAC's second-team
Ranger basketball players graced the list of
2007-08 Sooner Athletic Conference teams announced
from the conference office on Monday, March 3.
a 5-7 junior guard from Broken Bow, was one of seven
players to be chosen for the all-conference
second-team. Butler leads Northwestern in scoring
with 304 points and averages 13.2 per game. She
currently is shooting 39 percent from the field and
leads NWOSU in assists (50) and steals (53). Butler
has scored 767 career points in three seasons.
placed four student athletes on the Academic
All-Conference team. Seniors Tara Baker, Emily
Gilbert, and McKenzie Malloy joined junior Kacee
McCulley on the list.
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RANGERS AND LADY RANGERS
ENTER SAC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Oklahoma State’s Ranger and Lady Ranger basketball
teams will enter the first round of the 2008 Sooner
Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament on
Wednesday, March 5 at Oklahoma Christian University
(17-10, 13-9), the fifth seed, play the opening game
of the tournament at 9:30 a.m. against 12th-seeded
John Brown (Ark.) University (10-20, 3-19).
Northwestern swept the Golden Eagles in the two-game
series this season, downing them 74-46 in Alva on
January 17 and 72-49 in Siloam Springs, Ark.
women (7-21, 5-17) are the tenth seed and will meet
seventh-seeded Wayland Baptist (Tex.) University
(14-16, 9-13) in the 8 p.m. game on Wednesday.
Wayland Baptist defeated the Lady Rangers in both
meetings this season. The Flying Queens won 79-42 in
Plainview, Texas and 71-61 at Alva.
SAC Women’s Basketball Tournament
Wednesday, March 5
4:30 p.m. – (5) Oklahoma Christian vs. (12) St.
6:15 p.m. – (8) Rogers State vs. (9) John Brown
8 p.m. – (7) Wayland Baptist vs. (10)
9:45 p.m. – (6) Science & Arts Oklahoma vs. (11)
Friday, March 7
2 p.m. – (2) Oklahoma Baptist vs. WBU/NWOSU Winner
4 p.m. – (1) Oklahoma City vs. RSU/JBU winner
6 p.m. – (4) Lubbock Christian vs. OC/SGU winner
8 p.m. – (3) Southern Nazarene vs. USAO/MACU winner
Saturday, March 8
6 p.m. – LCU/OC/SGU winner vs. OCU/RSU/JBU winner
8 p.m. – OBU/WBU/NWOSU winner vs. SNU/USAO/MACU
Tuesday, March 11
7:30 p.m. - Championship
Complete SAC Tournament Men's and Women's Bracket
NO. 5 STARS SHOOT DOWN LADY RANGERS
cans one of two three-pointers while scoring
eight points against Oklahoma City.
– No. 5 Oklahoma City University shot down
Northwestern’s Lady Rangers in the final home game
of the season, defeating NWOSU 73-42 at Percefull
Fieldhouse. The loss dropped Northwestern to 6-21
overall and put them in a tie for 11th
in the Sooner Athletic Conference with Mid-America
Christian at 4-17.
held the lead all but during one tie, as the Stars
held as much as a 24 point lead in the first half.
on a 5-2 run to start the second half and trimmed
the lead down to 13, but OCU quickly extended their
lead to 20 or more points over the final 11 and a
The Lady Rangers
were without a double figure scorer, as Emily
Gilbert had a high of nine points. Tara Baker
followed with eight points,
Gilbert had nine points over OCU.
Claudia Vazquez scored seven. Baker and McKenzie
Malloy, who finished with six points, both hit two
to be costly for Northwestern, as the Lady Rangers
coughed the ball up 26 times, resulting in 24 points
for the opposition.
NWOSU shot 25
percent and hit 4-of-20 from beyond the arch, as the
Stars shot 44 percent from the field
Oklahoma City’s Laura Duncan scored 15 to pace the
Stars, while Zanita Johnson added 14.
(6-21, 4-17) plays its final regular season game at
Mid-American Christian (8-23, 4-17) on Saturday,
March 1. The Lady Rangers will enter the Sooner
Athletic Conference Tournament on Wednesday, March
5. Brackets will be released on Sunday, March, 2.
NORTHWESTERN WHITE OUT 2008 SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 28
alumni and other fans will have the opportunity to
give their Northwestern Oklahoma State University
basketball teams a little extra home-court advantage
during games Feb. 28 at Percefull Fieldhouse.
Northwestern plans White Out 2008 that night as the
Rangers renew their rivalry with Oklahoma City
University. The women’s game begins at 6 p.m., with
the men’s game to follow.
“We hope to have a very large crowd that night,”
said Bob Battisti, athletic director. “Our fan
support means a great deal to our players and
coaches. Percefull Fieldhouse has earned the
reputation as one of toughest places to play in the
Sooner Athletic Conference. We need to reinforce
that reputation against OCU.”
Several promotions are planned for that night,
including a give away of specially-designed white
t-shirts to the first 500 fans through the door.
Fans will be asked to wear the t-shirts during the
Campus clubs and organizations, along with
individual students, will be eligible to win cash
and prizes, but there is a catch. To be eligible to
win, students must pick up a special white out
ticket upon entering the gym, be seated by 6:30
p.m., and be wearing either the special white out
t-shirt or other white shirt. Ticket distribution
will end at 6:30 and the t-shirts will be given away
until they are gone.
Clubs and organizations will be challenged to
organize their groups in a spirit competition with
the winner receiving $250. Participants will be
judged on their team spirit, including signs,
cheers, costumes and originality. A contest for the
most spirited student also will be held with the
winner receiving $100.
All individual students attending the game will be
eligible to compete in drawings for prizes, but only
with their special white out ticket.
NORTHWESTERN DROPS GAME IN
McCulley scored a persona best 16 points
against John Brown. She was one of three Lady
Rangers to hit four three-pointers in the
SPRINGS, Ark. – The Northwestern Oklahoma
State Lady Ranger basketball team came away empty
handed in Siloam Springs, Ark., as Northwestern
lost 78-63 to John Brown. The Lady Rangers dropped
to 6-20 overall and to 4-16 in the Sooner Athletic
46 percent from the floor, just a percent less than
JBU. Turnovers were costly, as NWOSU suffered 21.
The Lady Rangers
received a balanced scoring attack as four of the
five starters scored double figures. Kacee McCulley,
McKenzie Malloy and Tara Baker all hit four
three-pointers in the game. McCulley scored a
personal best of to 16 points while McKenzie Malloy
and Tara Baker each had 14 points. Claudia Vazquez
finished with 10 points.
12-of-25 from beyond the arch and outrebounded JBU
John Brown was
13-of-28 from three-point range and sunk 15-of-24
free throws. The Lady Golden Eagles were led by
Micaela Cully’s 19 points.
The Ranger women
(6-20, 4-16) will play their final home game against
No. 5 Oklahoma City University (23-4, 19-1) on
Thursday, Feb. 28.
ROLL PAST ROGERS STATE;
MALLOY NAILS SEVEN THREES
Malloy was a three-pointer shy of the school
record against Rogers St. as she hit seven
treys and turned in a career best 26 points.
– McKenzie Malloy scored a career best 26 points
and was a three-pointer away from tying the school
record in a game (8) as the Northwestern women
rolled past Rogers State 75-64 on Thursday, 75-64.
Malloy finished with seven three’s as Northwestern
improved to 6-19 overall and to 4-15 in the Sooner
The game started
out as a back and forth battle with six lead changes
in the first seven minutes. Northwestern bounced
back in dramatic fashion and outscored the Lady
Hillcats 16-3 over the final six and a half minutes
to take a 40-27 lead at the half.
away Rogers St. early in the second half, extending
their lead to as much as 21 points.
The Lady Rangers
couldn’t miss, making 48 percent and were 11-of-25
from three, including eight first half treys, four
followed by double digit figures from Kacee McCulley
and D’Shanna Butler. McCulley hit a pair of three’s
on her way to scoring 13 points and Butler added 11.
Tara Baker was the other Lady Ranger with a pair of
three’s as she finished with seven points.
Rogers State shot
33 percent and was led by Breck Muller’s output of
16 points and Katie Rice’s 10 points.
Northwestern (6-19, 4-15) travels to Siloam Springs,
Ark. on Saturday, Feb. 23 to return a trip to John
Brown. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.
LADY RANGERS FALL TO FLYING
Butler had a 27 points against Wayland
– In their third and final game of the week, the
Northwestern’s women’s basketball team fell on
Saturday, Feb. 16 to Wayland Baptist, 71-61, at
The Lady Rangers
tied the game once and were behind for the first 13
minutes of the game. Northwestern held its first
lead at the 7:44 mark, ahead 24-23. NWOSU closed out
the half scoring six consecutive points. D’Shana
Butler scored 15 points from in the half as the Lady
Ranges held a 32-31 lead at the break.
The game hit
three lead changes in the second half and a couple
of ties before Wayland Baptist held the lead for the
final 11 minutes. The Lady Rangers were able to pull
within three points with 1:16 left, but a 10-4 run
put the game away for WBU.
25 percent, while Butler speared the charge with 27
points, including a three and 14 free throws. Emily
Gilbert and McKenzie Malloy added eight points each,
while Danielle Stebens hit two three-point buckets
on her way to seven points. Gilbert led the Lady
Rangers with eight boards.
The Flying Queens
received 20 points from Anastasia Okolo and 18 from
Megan Coats, while shooting 43 percent.
(5-19, 3-15) will host its fourth straight home game
on Thursday, Feb. 21 against Wayland Baptist at 6
NORTHWESTERN WOMEN LOSE TO NO. 17
Johnson hit a personal best 14 points vs.
– The Lady Ranger basketball team dropped its
sixth straight Sooner Athletic Conference game on
Thursday, Feb. 14, as Northwestern was defeated by
No. 17 Lubbock Christian, 67-49.
In a low scoring
first half, LCU’s Severyn Smith and Carolyn Manning
combined for 23 of the Lady Chaps 29 points.
Northwestern was held to 19 points, while only
shooting 27 percent.
able to cut the lead to eight right after the break,
but LCU held a double figure lead for the rest of
the game and led by as much as 20 points on three
Only five Lady
Rangers scored in the game, including D’Shanna
Butler and Leandra Johnson both scoring 14 points to
pace Northwestern. Emily Gilbert had 12 points,
McKenzie Malloy had six points on two three’s and
Claudia Vazquez scored three.
LCU had four
players in double figures and shot 50 percent from
the field and from beyond the arch. Carolyn Manning
led the Lady Chaps with 19 points.
women (5-18, 3-14) will play their third and final
game of the week on Saturday, Feb. 16 against
Wayland Baptist (12-13, 7-10) at 4 p.m.
MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN NIPS RANGER
Gilbert recorded her second double-double of
the season with 18 points and 12 boards.
– In a first of a three-game home week,
Northwestern’s women’s basketball team was
defeated 71-67 by Mid-America Christian on Monday,
Feb. 11. The loss drops the Rangers to 5-17
overall and to 3-13 in the Sooner Athletic
trailed the entire game, getting behind by as much
as 15 points in the first half. Mid-America used an
11-0 run to take a 19-4 advantage at the 11:02 mark.
Northwestern was able to trim the lead down to six
points at half, trailing 34-28.
The Lady Rangers
fought back in the second half, eventually tying the
game at 43-43. The lead exchanged hands eight times
until the contest was in its final tie, 58-58, with
scored the next five points to move ahead 63-58, but
Northwestern answered with four consecutive points
from Emily Gilbert to knock the lead down to 63-62.
The Lady Evangels Shawna Patton closed the game out
scoring the final eight points for MACU.
led Northwestern with 21 points. Emily Gilbert
posted her second double-double of the season and
had 18 points and 12 boards. McKenzie Malloy sunk
four three-pointers on her way to score 16 points,
including eight rebounds. D’Shanna Butler finished
Patton headed up
the scoring barrage for MACU with 27 points. She
knocked down six three-pointers and had seven
(5-17, 3-13) will host Lubbock Christian (Tex.) on
Thursday, Feb. 14 for a 6 p.m. contest.
LADY BISON DOUBLE NORTHWESTERN
Gilbert scored nine points against OBU.
Okla. – The Northwestern Lady Rangers output
was doubled by Oklahoma Baptist on Saturday night,
as the Lady Bison downed Northwestern 90-45 at the
Noble Complex in Shawnee.
held to 16 first half points as Oklahoma Baptist
scored 45 points in each half.
Emily Gilbert had
nine points to lead Northwestern. McKenzie Malloy
finished with eight points and D’Shanna Butler and
Tara Baker both had seven points, with Baker hitting
27 percent from the field and hit 6-of-21 from
hit 48 percent and nailed 12 three’s. All 13 Lady
Bison scored, with Heather Graham being one of four
players to score double figures and led OBU with 15
(5-16, 3-12) will play a make-up game with
Mid-America Christian University on Monday, Feb. 11
at Percefull Fieldhouse. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.
ST. GREGORY’S SLIPS BY LADY RANGERS
had three treys on her way to 11 points
against St. Gregory's.
Okla. – The Northwestern Lady Rangers couldn’t
hold on to a one-point halftime lead against St.
Gregory’s and fell 56-52 to the Lady Cavaliers in
Leading 22-21 at
intermission, Northwestern was outscored 35-30 in
the second half to fall to 5-15 on the season and
3-11 in the SAC.
The Lady Rangers
shot 28 percent on the night and were led by
D’Shanna Butler’s 16 points and nine rebounds. Tara
Baker followed with 11 points, including three
treys, while Emily Gilbert finished with nine
shot 37 percent and were headed by 20 points from
Melody Mattox and Natalie Melendez’ 17 points.
The women’s team
(5-15, 3-11) will return to Shawnee on Saturday for
a 6 p.m. game with No. 9 Oklahoma Baptist (20-2,
LADY RANGERS DOWNED BY STARS
Stebens had five points against Oklahoma City.
CITY, Okla. – The Northwestern Lady Rangers
had there hands full against No. 7 Oklahoma City
University, as the Stars downed the Lady Rangers
81-40 on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Abe Lemmons Arena.
The Lady Rangers
hung around the Stars over the opening seven
minutes, trailing only by one, 10-9, before Oklahoma
City went on a 30-12 run to close the first half.
40-21 at the break, OCU continued its dominance in a
similar half, out scoring Northwestern 40-19.
25 percent on the night, while turning over the ball
17 times resulting in 25 points for the Stars.
starters were the only players to score. Emily
Gilbert and D’Shanna Butler had a game high of 12
points. McKenzie Malloy hit two three-pointers on
her way to eight points, while Danielle Stebens
scored five and Kacee McCulley added three points.
Oklahoma City had
four players in double figures. Breezy Martin paced
the Stars with 18 points.
The Ranger women
(5-14, 3-10) will be in Shawnee on Thursday and
Saturday of this week for games with St. Gregory’s
(4-16, 2-11) and Oklahoma Baptist, respectively.
THIRD ANNUAL ALUMNI BASKETBALL
GAMES SLATED FOR FEBRUARY 15
Oklahoma State University’s Alumni Association will
be holding the Annual Alumni Basketball game on
Friday, Feb. 15, in Percefull Fieldhouse.
The event will start happening at 5 p.m. at the
fieldhouse. Registration for participants will open,
and the Rowdy Rangers support group will begin
serving free hotdogs to the first 300 spectators.
Admission to the games is free.
The women’s game will begin at 6 p.m. followed by
the men’s game at 7:30. Former and current Ranger
cheerleaders and band members are invited to join in
the fun. Each participant will receive a free 2008
alumni basketball T-shirt and a goody bag
The teams will have time to practice before the
games and each game will have two 20-minute running
halves and a halftime. This year will have a new
twist between the games, with a free throw contest
for players age 55 and older or alumni not
participating in the games. “Future Rangers” will be
brought onto the court and be recognized during
halftime of the men’s game.
The alumni basketball event has been planned by a
committee consisting of Lizabeth Richey, Bob
Battisti, Ryan Hintergardt, Milburn Barton, Andrew
Brown, Becky McCray, Jennifer Tyree, Bill Bixler,
Johnny Jones and Courtney Harzman.
Former basketball players, musicians and
cheerleaders may pre-register with Richey by calling
(580) 327-8594 or by e-mailing her at
or register Friday prior to the games. The brochure
can also be viewed online under news and events at
Northwestern’s athletic web site at www.nwosu.edu/athletic.
The four Sports Hall of Fame inductees will be
honored at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb.
16, and at halftime of the men’s basketball game
that afternoon. Tipoff for the game with Wayland
Baptist University is at 4 p.m. The women’s team
will play WBU at 2 p.m.
NORTHWESTERN / MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN
GAMES RESCHEDULED; ALUMNI ASSOCIATION’S MEMBERSHIP
– Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s home
basketball doubleheader with Mid-America Christian
University, originally scheduled for 6 and 8 p.m.
on Thursday, Jan. 31 has been rescheduled due to
The games will be
made up on Monday, Feb. 11. The women’s game will
start at 6 p.m. with the men’s game following at 8
Alumni Association’s Membership Night involving
members of the Alumni Association and President’s
Association has been canceled.
NORTHWESTERN WOMEN DEFEATED AT
Malloy knocked down a team and individual best
six three-pointers at Southern Nazarene
Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State
women’s basketball team dropped to 5-13 on the
season after a 64-54 defeat at Southern Nazarene
in Bethany on Saturday.
found themselves down by five points early and
battled back through three ties to knot the game at
10-10. Southern Nazarene quickly extended its lead
to 27-13 on a 17-3 run and closed out the half
After the Crimson
Storm pulled away by as much as 12 points in the
second half, the Lady Rangers fought back and pulled
within five points, trailing 56-51 with 4:48 left.
headed up the scoring for Northwestern nailing a
season-high six three-pointers for 18 points.
D’Shanna Butler added 15 points along with two
treys. Emily Gilbert finished with eight points,
while Claudia Vazquez recorded six points and seven
32 percent on the night and was 9-of-34 from three.
The Lady Rangers struggled from the charity stripe,
hitting 5 in 16 attempts.
The Crimson Storm
shot 42 percent for the evening and were led by
Tejana Elmore’s double-double of 16 points and ten
rebounds. Rachel Balzer added 14 points.
SNU held a four
rebound advantage, 46-42, while both teams turned
the ball over 15 times.
The Lady Rangers
(5-13, 3-9) host Mid-America Christian (4-15, 1-10)
in their first meeting since joining the Sooner
Athletic Conference at 8 p.m. on Thursday night.
LADY RANGERS DRIVE DROVERS FOR
THIRD SAC WIN
Gilbert had 16 points in the Lady Rangers
76-67 win over USAO.
– The Northwestern Lady Rangers hit their highest
output of the year, defeating the University of
Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 76-67, for
Northwestern’s third Sooner Athletic Conference
victory. The win advanced the Lady Rangers to 5-12
overall and to 3-8 in the Sooner Athletic
After five lead
changes over the opening ten minutes, Northwestern
pulled away from USAO with a 7-0 run to lead 20-14
with 7:30 left in the first half. Northwestern
extended that advantage to nine points with over
four minutes to go, but the Lady Drovers scored the
last eight points of the half to trail only by one,
25-24, at the midpoint.
The second half
began similar to the first, incurring four lead
changes before the Rangers ran away with the game.
Ahead 41-39, Northwestern used a three-pointer from
Malloy, three consecutive field goals from Emily
Gilbert and a pair of free throws to pull the
Rangers to a 52-42 lead and ward off USAO for the
remainder of the game.
The Rangers shot
56 percent from the field in the second half and
were 4-of-6 from three.
Four of the five
Lady Rangers found double figures and scored 66 of
the NWOSU’s 76 points. D’Shanna Butler hit four
field goals and 10 free throws while leading the
Rangers with 18 points. McKenzie Malloy nailed five
three-pointers and scored 17 points, while Emily
Gilbert and Claudia Vazquez scored 16 and 15,
respectively. Danielle Stebens added four points,
while Tara Baker and Kacee McCulley finished with
three points each.
USAO also had
four players in double figures and were led by
Kartesha Rambo’s 20 points. Charite Lewis finished
with a double-double of 16 points and 13 boards.
(5-12, 3-18) will meet Southern Nazarene (14-3, 8-2)
in Bethany for a 6 p.m. game on Saturday, January
OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN DOWNS LADY RANGERS
IN FIRST GAME OF WEEK
Vazquez led NWOSU with 13 points against
CITY, Okla. – In an irregular week of three
Sooner Athletic Conference games, the Northwestern
Lady Rangers fell 61-50 to Oklahoma Christian on
Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.
Christian opened the game up with a 7-0 run and two
field goals from Emily Gilbert and McKenzie Malloy,
pulled Northwestern to 11-6.
The Lady Rangers
succumbed to a 15-8 Lady Eagle run over last 10
minutes of the first half.
After a 31-16
halftime score, Northwestern was able to come within
eight points after beginning the second half out
scoring OC 10-3. The Lady Rangers again pulled
within eight points two separate times, but from the
8:41 mark on, Oklahoma Christian led by double
Two Rangers hit
double-double status with Claudia Vaszquez leading
the way with 13 points and ten rebounds as she was
4-of-11 from the field and hit five free throws.
Vazquez also recorded four blocked shots and a
steal. D’Shanna Butler had a three-pointer on her
way to her double-double of 12 points and 11 boards.
Emily Gilbert finished with nine points, while
Danielle Stebens had a pair of three’s for six
points and Malloy had five.
field goal and three-point percentage were an
identical 28 percent, making 18-of-65 from the floor
and 5-of-18 from beyond the arch.
Christian also hit 28 percent from the field, but
hit seven treys and nine more free throws than did
NWOSU. The Lady Eagles were led by Kailan DeCamp’s
18 points, followed by nine points from Lindsey
Northwestern, now 4-12 overall and 2-8 in
conference play, will host the University of Science
and Arts of Oklahoma (10-6, 6-3) on Thursday.
NORTHWESTERN WOMEN LOSE AT
Butler scored nine points against Rogers
Okla. – The Northwestern women’s basketball
team’s slow first half lead to an 83-63 loss
against Rogers State University (9-8, 5-4) at the
Claremore Expo Center on Saturday, Jan. 19.
Rogers State held
a commanding 47-20 lead at the half, while
Northwestern scored 12 of its 20 points from beyond
the three-point arch. The Lady Rangers struggled
from the field, shooting 28 percent.
continued to shoot the three well, making 5-of-11
from beyond the arch in the second half. The Lady
Rangers outscored the Lady Hillcats, 42-36 in the
For the game,
NWOSU was 9-of-20 from three, including three treys
from McKenzie Malloy and a pair each from Kacee
McCulley and Danielle Stebens. The Lady Rangers
improved over the second half, shooting 46 percent
to bump their overall percentage to 38.
was 9-of-15 from the field along with two free
throws to finish as the only Ranger in double
figures with 20 points. Brooke Butler and Malloy had
nine points each and McCulley finished with seven.
Rogers State hit
43 percent of their field goals and were a
productive 21-of-30 from the foul line. The Lady
Hillcats were led by 14 points from both Azzie Knox
and Katie Rice.
The Lady Rangers
(4-11, 2-7) play three games next week. They will
travel to Edmond to play Oklahoma Christian (8-8,
4-5) on Thursday, return home on Thursday to host
USAO and play at Southern Nazarene on Saturday.
LADY RANGERS GRAB SECOND SAC WIN
WITH VICTORY OVER JOHN BROWN
D’Shanna Butler led the Rangers for the third
consecutive game, as she scored 22 points.
– The Ranger women grabbed their second Sooner
Athletic Conference victory after a 67-58 home win
over John Brown (Ark.) on Thursday night. The win
upped Northwestern’s record to 4-10 overall and to
2-6 in the conference.
Butler, McKenzie Malloy and Tara Baker each hit a
three-pointer, Northwestern held a 9-3 lead to open
John Brown scored
the next nine points to pull ahead by three points.
After two ties, and the score at a 15-15 stalemate,
the Lady Rangers used a 7-0 run to jump to a 22-15
The Lady Golden
Eagles switched the role as they held Northwestern
scoreless for the next two minutes and came within a
point. Malloy hit another three to take a four point
lead, but JBU struck back and snuck ahead by a
point, before Danielle Stebens hit a field goal with
time expiring to take a 27-26 halftime lead.
The teams battled
it out at the beginning of the second half, with the
game going through four lead changes over the first
stretched the lead to 40-33 after scoring eight
consecutive points. The Golden Eagles wouldn’t go
away easy, tying the game for the sixth time at
44-44 with 8:50 left.
The Lady Rangers
held onto their lead over the final 8:20 and led by
as much as 15 points with two and a half minutes to
led the Rangers for the third consecutive game, as
she scored 22 points. Bulter was 9-of-14 from the
free throw line and hit a three in addition to
leading the Rangers with seven boards and four
assists. Malloy’s four three pointers earned her 12
points in the game along with 12 points also from
Brooke Butler. The Northwestern bench provided 21
points, compared to just two from John Brown to spur
the Lady Rangers to the win.
Both teams hit
eight three-point buckets. Northwestern shot 35
percent (21-of-60) and were 17-of-32 from the
John Brown was
productive from the free throw line, hitting
14-of-16. The Golden Eagles had three less field
goals than NWOSU and were led by Ashley Taylor’s 20
points and 19 points, including 12 points from
three’s, from Micaela Cully.
(4-10, 2-6) will take on Rogers State University
(8-8, 4-4) at 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 19 in
LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN DEFEATS NORTHWESTERN WOMEN
Edwards had eight points against Lubbock
Tex. – The Northwestern Lady Rangers finished
their Texas road swing with a 71-52 loss at
Lubbock Christian on Saturday afternoon. The win
gave Lubbock Christian its eighth consecutive win.
The Lady Chaps
jumped out to a 10-point lead and held Northwestern
scoreless over the first four minutes of the game.
Lubbock Christian held a commanding 30-19 halftime
41 percent on the afternoon and even better from
three-point range, hitting 4-of-9. D’Shanna Butler
was the only double digit scorer for Northwestern
with 18 points. Emily Gilbert and Eden Edwards
tallied eight points each while Tara Baker and
Cladia Vazquez both scored five. The Lady Rangers
hit 8-of-10 free throw attempts. Butler knocked
7-of-8 down from the charity stripe and Vazquez was
Lubbock shot 49
percent for the game and hit eight three-pointers.
The Lady Chaps were led by Kim Lloyd’s 18 points and
14 points from Sierra Wilcox-Lovern.
The Lady Rangers
dropped to 3-10 overall and to 1-6 in Sooner
Athletic Conference action. Northwestern returns
home on Thursday, January 17 for a 6 p.m. game
against John Brown (Ark.).
LADY RANGERS FALL IN FIRST GAME OF
TEXAS ROAD TRIP
Butler led the Rangers with 17 points against
Tex. – The Lady Ranger basketball team was
downed 79-42 by Wayland Baptist University in
their first of two games in the Texas Panhandle.
struggled from the start and trailed the entire
game, while Wayland Baptist shot lights out.
The Flying Queens
held a commanding 38-14 halftime lead. Northwestern
was held to shooting 22 percent (6-of-27) in the
The Lady Rangers
shooting improved in the second half as they hit 37
percent to end the night at 30 percent.
scored for Northwestern with D’Shanna Butler leading
with 17 points. Butler was 6-of-12 from the floor
with a three-pointer and four free throws. Emily
Gilbert recorded 12 points on six field goals.
Leandra Johnson had six points, while Claudia
Vazquez scored four and McKenzie Malloy finished
with three points being one of two players to hit a
bucket behind the arch.
shot 49 percent from the field and set a school
record for most three-pointers in a game with 12.
The Flying Queens shot 52 percent (12-of-23) from
three-point range. Four of the five starters had
double figures topped by Shelby Conrad’s 17 points
and 15 points from Anastasia Okolo.
(3-9, 1-5) will play Lubbock Christian University
(12-2, 5-1) at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 12 in
LADY RANGERS ROLL OVER ST. GREGORY’S FOR FIRST SAC WIN
Malloy had a personal best five three-pointers
and 17 points in the Rangers 72-42 win over
– The Lady Rangers rolled to an easy 72-42 victory
over St. Gregory’s for their first Sooner Athletic
Conference win of the season at Percefull
Fieldhouse on Saturday night.
opened the game on a 4-0 run and didn’t allow the
Cavaliers to score until five and a half minutes
into the half. St. Gregory’s came back within three,
trailing 7-4, but NWOSU scored six unanswered points
to lead 13-4. From the 6:52 mark in the first half
on, Northwestern held a double figure lead and kept
it the remainder of the contest.
Leading by 14 at
half, Northwestern stretched its lead to 29 points
as they outscored the Lady Cavaliers 19-6 to begin
the second half. Northwestern led by as much as 35
points as all 15 Lady Rangers played three minutes
43 percent and nailed 9-of-26 from three. The Lady
Rangers pounded the boards, ripping down 53 rebounds
compared to 37 from the opposition.
hit a personal best five three-pointers and led
NWOSU with 17 points. Emily Gilbert and Claudia
Vazquez also had double figures, with 12 and 10
points respectively. D’Shanna Butler had six points
and Kacee McCulley, Evelyn Oliveira, Katy Goodno and
Tara Baker all had five. Vazquez neared a
double-double with nine rebounds and had a team-high
shot 21 percent as a team and were a dismal 5-of-31
from three-point range. The Lady Cavaliers were led
by Natalie Melendez’ 10 points.
The Lady Rangers
(3-8, 1-4) head to Texas next week for games with
Wayland Baptist and Lubbock Christian.
RANGER WOMEN DROP FIRST GAME OF
TO NO. 5
Gilbert led the Rangers with 14 points and
– Northwestern’s women’s basketball team was
downed 76-50 by No. 5 ranked Oklahoma Baptist at
Percefull Fieldhouse on Thursday. The loss in the
first game of the spring semester drops the
Rangers to 2-8 overall.
Emily Gilbert had
a team-high 14 points and nine rebounds for
Northwestern. She was followed by Eden Edwards nine
points, eight points from Kacee McCulley and Claudia
Northwestern’s McKenzie Malloy hit back-to-back
three to pull the Lady Rangers within seven points
at the 4:50 mark. OBU scored the next seven points
over the next five minutes to establish a 36-22
After being down
by 16 at the break, Northwestern trimmed the lead to
11 points, using a 6-1 run to begin the half. OBU
broke the game open and held a lead of over 20
points for the remaining ten minutes.
The Lady Rangers
shot 32 percent and were out rebounded 46-39.
held a lead for 39 of 40 minutes and shot 39 percent
in the win. The Bison hit 7-of-16 second half
three-pointers, while shooting 45 percent from
beyond the arch.
Both teams were
sent to the free throw line 19 times, with OBU
connecting on 13 attempts and the Lady Rangers
OBU improved on
their perfect season to 12-0 and was led by Ashley
Gamble’s 17 points.
(2-8, 0-4) will entertain St. Gregory’s on Saturday,
January 5 at 6 p.m.
OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN SLIPS BY NORTHWESTERN WOMEN
McCulley looks to pass against Oklahoma
– The Northwestern Oklahoma State Lady Ranger
basketball team was handed a heartbreaking 61-60
loss over Oklahoma Christian at Percefull
Fieldhouse in the Lady Rangers final game of the
semester on Tuesday night.
Christian’s Charlotte Heron scored all three of her
points in the last 1:20 in the game to slip by
broke the 11th tie of the game to take a
60-58 lead with 1:32 left on the clock after Claudia
Vazquez nailed a pair of free throws. After a Ranger
foul, Heron hit a free throw to pull the Lady Eagles
within a point. Oklahoma Christian received the ball
after a jump ball situation and then Heron made her
only field goal of the night with 1:04 left, helping
OC to a 61-60 lead.
The Lady Rangers
fired three shots in the remaining minute, but
couldn’t get anything to fall, as Oklahoma Christian
escaped defeat and came out with the victory
jumped out to a 15-8 lead early in the first half,
but OC clawed back with an 11-4 run to knot the game
at 19-19 at 8:16. The Lady Rangers erupted on an
11-3 run, including five points from D’Shanna Butler
and held a 30-22 advantage.
The Lady Rangers
led 33-30 at the half and were hot from three-point
range, hitting 5-of-8 and connecting on 43 percent
from the floor.
The Lady Eagles
and Lady Rangers went back and forth for the first
five minutes of the second half. OC used a 7-0 run
to hold a 45-40 lead, but McKenzie Malloy nailed a
three followed by an Emily Gilbert bucket to tie the
game 45-45. After a brief Oklahoma Christian lead,
Malloy struck again with a trey, giving NWOSU a
With the Rangers
holding a 54-51 lead, Cressi Bryant buried a three
to bind the game at 54. The game went through two
more ties before OC snuck out of Percefull
Fieldhouse with the win.
three players in double figures with Claudia Vazquez
spearing the way with 14 points. Malloy hit three
treys en route to scoring 13 points and D’Shanna
Butler added 11. Butler and Gilbert led NWOSU with
seven boards each.
Both teams fared
well from the three-point arch, while NWOSU hit
8-of-19 and OC stuck 50 percent (8-of-16).
Northwestern finished shooting 39 percent and hit
8-of-12 from the free throw line.
Christian was led by Kailen DeCamp’s 19 points and
15 points from Haley Myers.
women (2-7, 0-3) will resume action next semester as
they host Oklahoma Baptist at 6 p.m. on Jan. 3.
WOMEN FALL TO USAO
Gilbert drives to the bucket. Gilbert had 10
points against USAO.
Okla. – In its third game of the week and
second Sooner Athletic Conference match-up, the
Ranger women’s basketball team fell 80-63 on the
road against the University of Science and Arts of
Oklahoma on Saturday.
jumped out to a 3-0 lead as Tara Baker hit a
three-pointer to start the game off, but USAO
answered with seven consecutive points to lead 7-3.
The Lady Rangers
regained the lead at 12-9 after treys from Kacee
McCulley, Hailey Blagg and McKenzie Malloy. That
lead diminished quickly, as Northwestern went on a
dry spell and succumbed to an 11-0 Lady Drover run
that put USAO up 20-12 with 8:08 remaining in the
able to trim the lead to nine points twice before
halftime, but USAO ran away with a 45-30 lead at the
the second half, Northwestern got as close as seven
points, using a 6-0 run, but that faded fast as USAO
responded with a 10-1 run of its own, to lead 71-55
at the 6:12 mark.
The Lady Rangers
collectively shot 35 percent from the field and were
7-of-25 from three-point range, struggling to make
1-of-10 in the second half. D’Shanna Butler and
Emily Gilbert scored 10 points each to lead NWOSU.
Claudia Vazquez finished with nine points and nine
rebounds, while Baker scored eight points and Malloy
chipped in seven.
NWOSU 50-38 and was paced by Juliana Leite’s 22
women (2-6, 0-2) host Oklahoma Christian (3-3, 1-1)
at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4 in their final game
of the semester.
LADY RANGERS DEFEATED BY NO. 5
CRIMSON STORM IN SAC OPENER
Butler scored 17 points against Southern
– The Northwestern Lady Rangers fell to No. 5
Southern Nazarene 69-50 in the Sooner Athletic
Conference season opener at Percefull Fieldhouse.
Northwestern dropped to 2-5 on the season while
the Crimson Storm improved to 6-1.
shot 52 percent in the first half and proved to be
too much for Northwestern, jumping to a 19-8 lead
after 12 minutes of play. SNU continued its double
figure lead the rest of the game and led 42-25 at
struggled to score in the second half, while
Northwestern contained SNU and was outscored 27-25.
The Crimson Storm cooled off, shooting 27 percent in
the final half, while NWOSU hit 29 percent.
percent on the night, Northwestern was headed by
D’Shanna Butler’s 17 points and three steals off the
bench. Emily Gilbert followed with 13 points, Katy
Goodno added five and Tara Baker and Kacee McCulley
both had four.
outrebounded Northwestern 49-36 and canned 10-of-22
from behind the arch. The Crimson Storm was led by
Tejana Elmore, who scored 19 points. Kinzie Glover
finished with 14 points and Lashelle Chandler had
The Lady Rangers
(2-5) will take on the University of Science and
Arts in Chickasha on Saturday, Dec. 1. Tip-off is
set for 6 p.m.
NO. 14 LANGSTON DEFEATS RANGER WOMEN
recorded her second consecutive double-double
with 23 points and 12 rebounds.
– In its final non-conference matchup before
Sooner Athletic Conference play begins, the
Northwestern Lady Rangers fell 76-58 to the 14th-ranked
Langston Lady Lions at Percefull Fieldhouse on
Monday. The loss dropped Northwestern to 2-4 on
the season, while Langston improved to 7-1.
The first half
was a see-saw battle for the first ten minutes, with
neither team able to pull away by more than four
points. After six lead changes and five ties,
Langston used a four-point run to establish a 24-20
lead with 3:32 left before half.
away by as many as five points in the closing
minutes, but the Rangers kept the Lady Lions in
check with only a two-point, 29-27, halftime lead.
led the Rangers with 12 of their 27 points, while
Northwestern shot 42 percent. Northwestern held
Langston to 38 percent from the field, including a
1-for-12 drought from three.
The Lady Lions
came out from intermission with a 10-0 run and
pulled away from the Lady Rangers 40-27 as three
minutes expired in the second half. Northwestern
trimmed the lead to as low as seven points, using a
6-0 run, before Langston led the remainder of the
game by double figures.
Vazquez was the
game’s high-scorer hitting 10-of-20 from the field
and three free throws, while recording a
double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds, 10 of
which were offensive boards. Hailey Blagg came off
the bench to score nine points, while McKenzie
Malloy added seven points. Kacee McCulley, Tara
Baker and Emily Gilbert all finished with six.
The Lady Rangers
shot 37 percent on the night, only to be out shot by
Langston’s 46.2 percent. Blagg, McCulley and Malloy
all made a three-pointer in the Rangers’ 13 attempts
and as a team, made 15-of-24 from the free throw
Langston’s eight players finished with double
figures, with Jamie Skinner leading the way with 17
points. Jenissa Harris had 16, while Latesha Calton
finished with 15 points.
The Lady Rangers
(2-4) began Sooner Athletic Conference play on
Thursday at 6 p.m. when they take on No. 5 Southern
Nazarene University at Percefull Fieldhouse.
NORTHWESTERN WOMEN GET FIRST WIN AT
Claudia Vazquez led the Rangers with 26 points
in the Friends Classic.
Kan. – The Northwestern women finished 1-1 at
the Friends University Classic over the weekend,
as the Lady Rangers were defeated 66-45 by Friends
on Friday, then reversed the score to be on the
winning side, in Northwestern’s 66-45 win over
Ottawa (Kan.) on Saturday. The win over Ottawa
improved the Rangers’ record to 1-3 on the season.
to a 42-17 deficit in the first half as shooting
woes plagued the Lady Rangers. The Lady Rangers shot
just 24 percent in the first half, before improving
to 31 percent on the night. The second half was much
better, as the Rangers shot 36 percent, 12 percent
better than Friends, and outscored their opponent
NWOSU was led by freshman Claudia Vazquez’ 17 points
and seven boards. McKenzie Malloy scored eight
points, while Emily Gilbert added seven.
After shooting 67
percent in the first half, Friends cooled off during
the second half to shoot just 25 percent in the last
half. The Lady Falcons were speared by the tandem of
Liz Barton and Kristina Jones, who combined for 36
points. Barton scored a game-high 21 points, while
Jones contributed with 15.
noon game against Ottawa, Northwestern cruised to a
31-22 halftime lead. The Lady Rangers went up 7-6 on
the Lady Falcons at the 15:13 mark in the first half
and never trailed again.
and Emily Gilbert finished in double figures, with
14 and 11 points, respectively. Both Hailey Blagg
and Vazquez contributed with nine points. Vazquez
was a point short of a double-double, finishing with
As a team,
Northwestern shot 40 percent from the field. The
Lady Rangers hit 7-of-23 three-pointers and were
11-of-17 from the free throw line.
Randa was the only Lady Brave to score in double
digits, scoring 15 points. The Lady Braves shot 32
percent on the night and turned the ball over 24
(1-3) will return to Wichita, Kan. on Tuesday, Nov.
20 to play Newman University at 5:30 p.m.
LADY RANGERS FALL TO BETHANY
Edwards led the Rangers with 10 points.
Kan. – The Lady Ranger basketball team
recorded their second loss of the season on Friday
night in Lindsborg, Kan., as Northwestern lost
60-40 in its second game of the season.
struggled in the first half, with Northwestern
shooting 23%, while Bethany hit 30% from the floor.
The Lady Rangers were limited to eight points over
the first 15 minutes of play, being down 28-18 at
The Lady Rangers
shooting improved in the second half, making 33%,
but Bethany went on to shoot 50% in the final half
to out score NWOSU 32-22.
Eden Edwards led
NWOSU with 10 points. Claudia Vazquez added nine
points and Tara Baker hit two threes to score six
points. As a team, Northwestern shot 38 percent on
the night, was 3-of-13 from three and hit 3-of-8
from the free throw line.
didn’t have a player in double figures. Nine Swedes
contributed, with Nancy Castro scoring seven points.
The Lady Rangers
out rebounded the Swedes, 43-33.
(0-2) heads to the Friends (Kan.) Invitational in
Wichita, Kan. on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov.
17. The Lady Rangers will play Friends for the
second time of the season on Friday at 6 p.m. and
then meet Ottawa (Kan.) on Saturday at noon.
FRIENDS DEFEATS LADY RANGERS IN
Gilbert led the Rangers with 15 points and
five boards in the season opener.
– The Northwestern Lady Rangers shooting struggled
while falling four points shy, 51-47, to Friends
University in their season opener at Percefull
Fieldhouse on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
trailed by as much eight points, down 16-8, during
the first ten minutes, but the Rangers battled back
to come within two points, trailing 20-18 with 4:51
The Rangers found
themselves behind 24-20 at the half and fell back as
far as 34-24 with 14:39 left.
a 13-2 run that spanned over seven minutes to take a
37-36 lead after Emily Gilbert hit her free throw,
after scoring from the field and while being fouled.
The Falcons took
the lead back quickly and extended it to as much as
seven points, before the Rangers would close the
game, trailing 51-47.
the Rangers, Gilbert led the way with 15 points and
five boards. Northwestern had one other double-digit
scorer, as freshman Claudia Vazquez posted 10 points
and seven rebounds. D’Shanna Butler had nine points
and Kelli Krows scored five.
As a team, the
Rangers shot 30.2 percent on the night, while
McKenzie Malloy hit the only Northwestern
three-pointer in 18 attempts. NWOSU’s defense held
Friends to shooting 34.7 percent. The Falcons
converted 6-of-17 from three-point land and hit
11-of-14 from the charity stripe.
The Ranger women
(0-1) will travel to Lindsborg, Kan. on Friday,
November 9 to play Bethany College. Tip-off is set
for 7 p.m.
LADY RANGERS RANKED NINTH IN SAC
Oklahoma State University’s Lady Ranger basketball
team was picked to finish ninth in the Sooner
Athletic Conference preseason coaches poll released
Monday by the conference office.
the closest of ballots, Lubbock Christian gets the
nod from the Sooner Athletic Conference coaches as
the No. 1 team in the conference.
Lubbock Christian and Southern Nazarene, who
finished the season deadlocked atop the standings
last season, received five first place votes each
out of 12 available. The Lady Chaps finished with
113 points in the poll, while SNU had 112. Each
coach ranked the teams from 1 to 11, exclluding his
or her own team. Eleven points were awarded for
first place, 10 for second, etc.
Oklahoma City had the remaining two first-place
votes and finished third at 107. Oklahoma Baptist
was fourth, followed by Oklahoma Christian, USAO,
John Brown, Wayland Baptist, Northwestern Oklahoma
State, Rogers State, St. Gregory’s and Mid-America
Northwestern finished the 2006-07 season with a 7-21
overall record. The Rangers return two starters;
D’Shanna Butler, who averaged 10 points and was an
honorable mention All-SAC performer last season and
Tara Baker, a three-year starter who averaged 4.5
points per game and was a SAC Academic
All-Conference team member. Junior college transfers
Kelli Krows (Southwestern OSU), Leandra Johnson
(Redlands) and Chelszi Coggins (Cowley County) and
join four freshman on the roster.
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Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll
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