Claremore Daily Progress


January 4, 2013

SAC WOMEN'S BB: Silva sinks game-winning trey for Lady 'Cats

CHICKASHA — In a game in which No. 14 Rogers State won the first and second half it wasn’t until a three-pointer from the corner by Ariani Silva with 1.8 seconds left that sealed the victory for RSU.

The Hillcats opened Sooner Athletic Conference play with a 66-64 win over USAO Thursday night inside the USAO Fieldhouse.

The Lady Drovers were unable to convert on four free throws in the final 22 seconds of play leading to the heroic shot from the corner by Silva.

RSU held a 33-32 advantage at the intermission but the seesaw affair continued in the second half. USAO led by as many as four in the final 40 seconds of play but missed opportunities at the charity stripe. RSU point guard Kelby Fritz connected on three free throws with 22 seconds to go giving the Cats breath in the closing seconds.

Fritz finished with 16 points to lead the way for RSU. Silva closed out the game with just seven points while Sierra Cornwell added 10 points in the start along with six assists and three steals.

Senior forward Logan Froese moved closer to 1,000 career points as the Claremore, Okla. native finished with 13 points. Froese sits just 17 points shy of the career mark at 983.

USAO (9-4, 0-1) outrebounded the Hillcats 41 to 33. Leading the way in the scorebook for the Lady Drovers was Medrano Rocio with 20. Tashina Ototivo finished with a double-double for USAO with 12 points and 10 boards.

Rogers State (11-4, 1-0) returns to the Claremore Expo on Saturday, January 5 to face Mid-America Christian at 3 p.m. Live video streaming will be provided at RSU Radio 91.3FM will broadcast the game and stream it online at

Text Only
  • DSC_0111web.jpg ‘Team behind the Team’

    For the second-straight year, the Claremore Zebra student training staff will be represented in the Oklahoma Coaches All-State games held in Tulsa.
    Meranda Golbek and Sarah Szcinski, a pair of 2014 Claremore High School graduates, earned All-State honors for their athletic training careers and will join two other student trainers from Jenks and Stillwater High School on the East squad.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • FISHFRYweb.jpg Claremore QB Club holds Fish Fry Aug. 2

    The Claremore Zebra Quarterback Club will hold its annual Fish Fry fundraiser on Aug. 2 at the Claremore High School cafeteria.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • NAIA WBB: Oklahoma City to face Texas in exhibition

    Defending national champion Oklahoma City University will meet Texas for the first time in women's basketball in an exhibition Nov. 9 at the Erwin Center.

    July 23, 2014

  • OCU softball coaches earn regional honors

    Oklahoma City University softball coach Phil McSpadden and his assistant coaches have garnered NAIA Southwest Region coaching staff of the year for the third consecutive year from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

    July 23, 2014

  • Coshow earns first pro baseball win for Yankees' Class A team

    Former Oklahoma Christian standout Cale Coshow recorded his first professional baseball win on Sunday during a relief appearance for the Charleston RiverDogs of the South Atlantic League.

    July 23, 2014

  • JUCO pitcher Walker signs to play baseball for Oklahoma Christian

    Brennan Walker, a standout pitcher the past two years at Butler (Kan.) Community College, has signed a letter of intent to play college baseball at Oklahoma Christian, OC coach Lonny Cobble said Monday.

    July 23, 2014

  • FOOTBALL: UCO adds Smelser to coaching staff

    Central Oklahoma football coach Nick Bobeck announced Wednesday that Jason Smelser had joined the staff as special teams coordinator and linebackers coach.

    July 23, 2014

  • Oologah's Cantwell among UCO baseball signees

    Central Oklahoma baseball coach Dax Leone has followed up a highly-successful 2014 campaign with a banner recruiting haul, adding 14 players to the roster.

    July 23, 2014

  • BIG 12 MEDIA DAYS: Wickline making immediate impact on Texas

    It was quite possibly the biggest coaching coup of the offseason and Oklahoma State was at the wrong end of it – former Cowboy offensive line coach Joe Wickline joining the staff for Charlie Strong's Texas Longhorns.

    July 23, 2014

  • MLB: Rays rough up Wainwright, roll past Cardinals, 7-2

    For a brief second, Tampa Bay right-hander Jake Odorizzi could swear he was at Tropicana Field.

    Odorizzi, pitching 33 miles from his hometown of Highland, Illinois, allowed two runs over 5 2-3 innings and Yunel Escobar highlighted a five-run fifth inning with a two-run double to lead the Rays to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

    July 23, 2014