Southwestern Oklahoma sweeps ENMU

Freedom New Mexico

WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Senior forward Nate Perry and junior guard Clarke Hale combined for 41 points Thursday night to lead Southwestern Oklahoma past Eastern New Mexico University 86-69 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game.

Perry, the reigning LSC North player of the week, scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds while Clarke added 20 points for the Bulldogs (12-2), who improved to 8-0 on their home floor and led all the way after the early minutes.

ENMU senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter poured in a career-high 33 points, hitting 6-of-10 on 3-pointers and going 9-of-12 fom the line. Guards Marquis Ruffin and Jamaal McCoy added 13 and 11 points, respectively.

The teams combined for seven technicals — four on Eastern and three on Southwestern — in a seven-plus minute stretch of the second half.

The Hounds led several tiimes in the first four minutes, but a 3-pointer by Hale put the Bulldogs in front for good 11-9.

ENMU stayed close for much of the half, trailing 27-22 after a basket by Redman-Trotter with six minutes to go in the half. Kendall Smith’s 3-pointer in the final minute gave Southwestern a 39-29 halftime lead and the Hounds were unable to get any closer after that.

The Bulldogs opened the second half with an 11-2 run capped by two free throws by junior center Brandon Nichols with 14 1/2 minutes left to extend the lead to 19. ENMU got two bench technicals in a span of less than a minute with under 13 minutes left, and Smith converted three of the four free throws to make it 58-37.

Southwestern’s biggest lead was 71-46 with seven minutes left. ENMU played the final 1:57 with only four players after two players fouled out and McCoy, Chad Johnson and coach Shawn Scanlan were ejected from the game.

Men
Southwestern Oklahoma 86, ENMU 69
Eastern New Mexico (5-9) — Justin Redman-Trotter 9-20 9-12 33, Chad Johnson 0-3 0-0 0, Jamaal McCoy 3-7 2-3 11, Marquis Ruffin 6-7 1-2 13, Kendall Clark 3-4 0-0 6, Jamaal Hadley 0-0 0-0 0, Matt Churchman 1-2 4-4 6, Travis Cooper 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 22-43 16-22 69.
Southwestern Oklahoma (12-2) — Trevor Guy 2-8 2-2 7, Clarke Hale 5-9 8-8 20, Nate Perry 8-14 5-7 21, Jose Garcia 2-3 0-0 4, Brandon Nichols 6-6 3-4 15, Abdullah Lawal 0-1 3-4 3, Tanner Hazelbaker 0-1 0-0 0, Kendall Smith 2-5 2-4 8, Jordan Frosch 2-4 4-6 8. Totals 27-51 27-35 86.
Halftime — Southwestern Oklahoma 39, Eastern New Mexico 29. 3-pointers — Eastern New Mexico 9-19 (Redman-Trotter 6-10, McCoy 3-6, Churchman 0-1, Clark 0-1, Johnson 0-1), Southwestern Oklahoma 5-18 (Hale 2-5, Smith 2-5, Guy 1-7, Lawal 0-1). Rebounds — Eastern New Mexico 20 (three tied with 4), Southwestern Oklahoma 34 (Perry 7). Assists — Eastern New Mexico 10 (Redman-Trotter 3), Southwestern Oklahoma 178 (Hale, Lawal 4). Total fouls — Easern New Mexico 25, Southwestern Oklahoma 22. Fouled out — Clark, Cooper. Technicals — Johnson 2, Eastern New Mexico bench 2, Frosch, Nichols, Southwestern Oklahoma bench. A — 1,000.

Zias lose by double digits
Senior guard Grace Anne Fath scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds Thursday, and Southwestern Oklahoma led start to finish in handing Eastern New Mexico University a 77-56 loss in a Lone Star Conference women’s game.

Fath was 4-of-6 from 3-point range and converted on all six of her free throw attempts.

Sophomore forward Jenna Sprague chipped in 15 points off the bench for the Lady Bulldogs (8-5), while freshman center Lucy Ramon added 11 points.

Freshman guards Samantha Matta and Lacey Acker led the Zias (3-9) with 12 points each, while freshman guard Patricia Malouff finished with 10.

Southwestern scored the game’s first three points and led 8-2 after three minutes. ENMU pulled to 16-11 on a 3-pointer by Matta midway though the half, but the Lady Bulldogs pulled away for a 37-21 cushion at the intermission.

Consecutive 3-pointers by Fath kicked off a 16-0 run for Southwestern early in the second half to push the lead to 30 points. The largest margin was 34, at 62-28 after a basket by junior guard Trenice Hines with 10:34 to go.

The Zias made a determined run at that point, cutting more than half their deficit to get within 69-53 after two free throws by Taylor Sauer with 2:37 left. The Lady Bulldogs went the final five minutes without a field goal, scoring their last nine points from the line.

The Zias managed five first-half field goals and shot 32 percent for the game (16-of-50). Meantime, Southwestern shot 47 percent (25-of-53) and hit 21-of-26 free throws.

Women
Southwestern Oklahoma 77, ENMU 56
Eastern New Mexico (3-9) — Samantha Matta 3-6 5-6 12, Cat Clay 0-5 1-2 1, Patricia Malouff 4-11 1-2 10, Megan Kabrick 2-3 2-2 6, Tori Northcutt 0-4 1-3 1, Vanessa O’Neal 0-0 0-0 0, Blythe McPherson 1-3 0-2 2, Stephanie Bailey 0-1 1-2 1, Taylor Sauer 0-3 2-2 2, Lacey Acker 4-9 1-2 12, Kara Bible 0-1 2-2 2, Til-Lois Fifer 2-4 3-5 7. Totals 16-50 19-30 56.
Southwestern Oklahoma (8-5) — Tobey Beer 1-6 0-0 3, Grace Anne Fath 6-9 6-6 22, Kadee Carter 0-1 2-2 2, Allie Burdan 2-5 0-2 4, Lucy Ramon 3-6 5-8 11, Tenice Hines 2-5 0-0 4, Angela Conde 1-2 0-0 2, Jenna Sprague 4-8 7-7 15, Jessica Giblet 2-3 1-1 6, Madison Cabaniss 0-1 0-0 0, Sheri Yost 4-7 0-0 8. Totals 25-53 21-26 77.
Halftime — Southwestern Oklahoma 37, Eastern New Mexico 21. 3-pointers — Eastern New Mexico 5-19 (Acker 3-6, Malouff 1-3, Matta 1-3, Northcutt 0-3, Clay 0-4), Southwestern Oklahoma 6-16 (Fath 4-6, Giblet 1-1, Beer 1-6, Burdan 0-1, Carter 0-1, Hines 0-1). Rebounds — Eastern New Mexico 36 (Acker, Malouff 4), Southwetern Oklahoma 38 (three tied with 6). Assists — Eastern New Mexico 9 (three tied with 2), Southwestern Oklahoma 18 (Carter 5). Total fouls — Eastern New Mexico 19, Southwestern Oklahoma 24. Fouled out — none. Technicals — Eastern New Mexico bench. A — 600.