Poor shooting dooms Boll Weevils


MONTICELLO — Arkansas-Monticello shot a season-low 27 percent from the field in a 72-67 loss to Northwestern Oklahoma State on Thursday night.

UAM (11-7, 6-6 GAC) finished the night with 19 made field goals on a season-high 70 attempts. UAM was also limited to a season-low two three-pointers on 20 attempts from beyond the arc.

The Boll Weevils were forced to play from behind for the majority of the contest, only holding a lead on three possessions in the first 20 minutes and just once in the final half.

The Rangers (9-8, 7-4 GAC) pulled away in the final 11 minutes, outscoring UAM 12-1 over a period of five minutes to hold an 11-point lead at the 5:25 mark on a fast break layup from Daryl Glover.

The Rangers shot 46 percent from the field (26-of-56), 31 percent on three-pointers (5-of-16) and 79 percent at the foul line (15-of-19).

Junior Brandon Sims tied his career high and tied for the game-high with 19 points, while adding a game-high 15 rebounds for his first career double-double for UAM. Senior Kori Forge added 17 points and junior Dayton Mickens produced a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds.

WOMEN

UAM 66, NWOSU 57

MONTICELLO — Freshman Jordan Goforth tied her career high with 23 points to lead the Arkansas-Monticello women’s basketball team to a 66-57 victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State at home on Thursday night.

Goforth went 8-for-12 from the field, 3-for-3 from three-point range, and added four points at the foul line to finalize her scoring. She also had a team high seven rebounds.

The Cotton Blossoms (4-13, 2-10 GAC) never trailed in the contest and led by as much as 10 points following a 13-2 scoring run to close out the first half, giving the team a 27-17 lead at the break.