Weevils hang on to top Rangers

ALVA, Okla. — Arkansas-Monticello held Northwestern Oklahoma State scoreless over the final 1:51 of Thursday’s game at the Percefull Fieldhouse.

The Rangers’ drought came after they had narrowed the Boll Weevils’ lead to just two points, and it allowed UAM to escape with a 55-51 victory.

The Boll Weevils (14-6, 7-5 Great American Conference) held a 51-40 lead with 7:46 remaining in the game before an 11-2 run brought the Rangers within one possession.

UAM responded to NWOSU’s run with a jumper by Dayton Mickens with 1:23 left for the game’s final points.

UAM finished the game shooting 46 percent from the field (18-for-39), including 55 percent in the second half. The Weevils hit six three-pointers for a 40-percent night from beyond the arc but made just 62 percent of their free throws (13-for-21).

NWOSU (6-11, 3-8) shot lower clips across the board, going 40 percent from the field (21-for-53), 20 percent on three-pointers (3-for-15) and 50 percent on foul shots (6-for-12).

UAM’s Sharif Hudson led all scorers and was the only Weevil to reach double-digits with 17 points, 14 of which came in the second half.

Bruce Wright led the Rangers with 16 points.

UAM is back in action Saturday at Southwestern Oklahoma State. The women’s game is scheduled to tipoff at 2 p.m. with the men’s game set to follow inside the Pioneer Cellular Event Center in Weatherford, Okla.


NWOSU 62, UAM 56

AVLA, Okla. — Tamia Grady’s 22 points and Jordan Goforth’s double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds were not enough to snap the Arkansas-Monticello women’s losing streak.

UAM’s skid reached nine as it fell to Northwestern Oklahoma State, 62-56, in a Great American Conference contest on Thursday.

Grady’s effort included a 16-for-22 free throw-shooting performance — one attempt shy of a school record. Goforth’s double-double was the second of her UAM (5-12, 1-10 GAC) career.

Watson Chapel graduate Kamera Bozeman led NWOSU (4-12, 4-6) with 17 points in 26 minutes off the bench and Relina Johnson had 11 points.