Grover Picks Up 200th Career Win

Southeastern shot 66.7 percent from three-point range and put four players in double-figures en route to picking up head coach Darin Grover's 200th career win, dropping Northwestern Oklahoma State 76-64 on Thursday night.

The win lifts the Savage Storm to 10-12 on the season overall and 8-8 in Great American Conference play heading into Saturday's 5:30 p.m. rematch with Southwestern Oklahoma State.

Four SE players reached double-digits led by 15 points from Cheree Kiser who finished a perfect 5-for-5 on the night with all of her shots coming from behind the arc.

She was joined by Emily Williams and Haley Schaefer who posted 12 points each, while Breana Small Peppers came off the bench to chip in 10.

Ronay English nearly joined the group with nine points, all off threes, while Bailey Welch finished with eight.

The Storm finished 12-of-18 form long range, including a 7-of-8 performance in the second half. SE finished the game shooting 47.2 percent from the field.

Welch dished out a game-high seven assists, while Kayle Reaves added four.

Schaefer flirted with a double-double, finish9ign with eight rebounds.

NWOSU opened up an early 4-0 lead, but SE answered to tie the game with a layup from Schaefer and a pair of Williams' free throws.

The teams proceeded to trade two-point leads until later in the first half when SE broke a tie with consecutive threes from Kiser and Williams, followed by a pair of Small-Peppers free throws to mount an eight point lead.

That would expand to 31-20 with 3:49 to play in the first after a Schaefer layup and a Williams free throw.

The Rangers would answer with an 11-0 run to tie the game at 31-31 with 34 seconds to play before hitting a pair of free throws to take a two-point lead.

SE would get the last word, however, as English hit a three with 23 seconds left to set the halftime score to 34-33.

The Storm slowly pushed its lead out to six points early in the second half and the teams would trade buckets until Kiser drained a three with 11:58 to play to push the lead to 52-43.

The lead expanded to 14 points following a Williams free throw with 8:10 to play.

NWOSU would cut it back to nine points with 4:21 to play, but another Kiser three with 2:57 remaining would put the lead in double-digits for good as SE pulled away with the 76-64 win.


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