TAHLEQUAH --- Despite Pat Moore's 20 point and 18 rebound performance, the Redmen fall again 59-54 at Dobbins Field House Saturday afternoon.

Southwestern improves to 4-15 and 1-3 in LSC North Division play and Northeastern State move to 11-8 and 1-3 in the conference.

Southwestern has now won three consective games at Dobbins Field House under Head Coach Scott Reed who is 4-1 against Larry Gipson.

Southwestern's T.J. Jackson went on a personal 8-0 to start the game, hitting two three pointers and an easy fast break lay up to force a timeout.

Out of the timeout, Lamont George scored the next five points for the Redmen to cut the lead to three. The Redmen would lead by as many as three midway through the half, before surrending a 10-3 run to end the half as the Bulldogs led 33-24 at the break.

In the second half, the Redmen chipped away at the Bulldog lead and tied the game at 36-36 on a Pat Moore layup. The two teams would battle back and forth, the lead changed hands eight times and was tied twice.

The Bulldogs took the lead for good at 50-47, on a Michael Sampson three pointer with 5:52 to play.

The Redmen would cut it to two points with 1:43 left but Northeastern could not captilize.

Northeastern continued to struggle from the outside, shooting just 33 percent in the first half and 37 percent for the game.

The Redmen will next be in action on Feb. 1 as it travels to Ada to battle East Central. Gametime is set for 8 p.m.


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