No. 14 Northeastern State rolls to win
RiverHawks’ Nitz leads winning effort scoring 12 points
DURANT, Okla. -- No. 14 Northeastern State closed out the first half on a 23-7 run and upended Southeastern Oklahoma 67-51 on Monday night.
In beating SOSU for the second time in less than a month, the RiverHawks improved to 12-1 overall and won their sixth game in a row. The Savage Storm fell to 4-6.
Cristy Nitz led a trio of players that scored in double digits. She scored 12 to pace NSU, while teammates Taylor Lewis and Katy Harsen added 10 apiece.
With its offense sputtering, NSU trailed much of the first half. Tosha Tyler put the RiverHawks ahead for good, however, with a free throw at the 7:35 mark to erase an 18-all deadlock. They went on to build a 33-20 advantage at the break.
Northeastern State built a 15-point lead early in the second half before SOSU made a modest rally. Ashley Hobbs buried a trey with 10:25 left that whittled the Savage Storm deficit to 46-41.
But, NSU responded with six unanswered points (four from Nitz and two from Green) over the next 1:30 to regain momentum. The RiverHawks were never seriously threatened the rest of the way.