Eagles Take Win

—By Daulton Perry on 11/30/2012 Meagan Bell, #11, put up six points and grabbed four rebounds in the game against Oklahoma Christian.—Casey Gathje photo Meagan Bell, #11, put up six points and grabbed four rebounds in the game against Oklahoma Christian.—Casey Gathje photo Goodwell, Okla.—After winning the first two games of the season, the Oklahoma Panhandle State University women's basketball team had fallen in five straight games and needed a victory at home against Oklahoma Christian University Thursday night to turn things back around in this young season.

OPSU came out of the gate careless and OC took an early 11-0 advantage. The Aggies corrected their sloppy play and climbed back into it, but missed opportunities put OPSU behind 32-26 at half. The home team regrouped and started the second half much better than the first and fought back to within two points with less than four minutes left to play in the ball game. Unfortunately, OC's point guard Krista Stevens found her groove and hit two deep threes to put the Eagles up eight and the Aggies never closed that gap. They tied the Eagles in points in the second half with 30 each, but the final score was OC 62, OPSU 56. OC improves their overall record to 4-3 and OPSU drops to 2-6.

Senior Whitley Coca was the leading scorer for the Aggies with 17 points and she also dished out 7 assists and pulled down 5 rebounds and collected 3 steals. Sharice Papaleo had a big game for the Aggies as she earned a double double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. The Aggies hurt themselves with 31 turnovers and failing to capitalize on the 29 Eagle turnovers. OPSU shot 30.4% from the field and an even bigger stat was their 47.1% from the foul line, both mistakes that need to be corrected before the next game. The women take a two week break from play, and their next contest is scheduled for Dec. 14 at home against Central Christian College.

We Are Panhandle

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Science Department Receives Telescope

Panhandle State School of Science, Math, and Nursing recently received a telescope donation from Keith Farrar. The telescope is pictured here with Vance Farrar, Keith’s son. —Courtesy photo

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Education Department Hosts Accreditation Visit

The School of Education hosted an accreditation visit December 4-6 on the OPSU campus. —Photo by Danae Moore

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Truelove Invited to Play in FCS Senior Scout Bowl

Aggie QB Shane Truelove will compete in the 7th Annual FCS Senior Scout Bowl In Myrtle Beach, S.C. this weekend.

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Alum: Seth Jones

Seth Jones —Courtesy photo

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Jace Kerr Named Heartland Conference Player of the Week

Congratulations to Jace Kerr for being named the Heartland Conference Player of the Week.

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Drama Production a Success

Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s Department of Communications presented a drama production, Waiting for the Hearse, on campus this November. —Photo by Anyssa Barbosa

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Charitable Foundation Invests in Future Teachers

Dean of Education Dr. Stewart (left) is pictured here with Johnnie Davis of Goodwell. Davis is holding a T-Rex skill created by a large-scale 3-D printer donated by an anonymous charitable foundation. —Courtesy photo

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OPSU Coach Wins Environmental Excellence Award

Aggie Football Head Coach Russell Gaskamp was recognized by the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful organization for Panhandle Football

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Frost Comes Home to Goodwell

Josh Frost competes at the College National Finals Rodeo this past summer. —Photo by Dan Hubbell

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Equestrians Prepare for Second Show of the Season

From left Erica Newman, Mika Leinen, Kristin Allen, Hannah Hammack, Kayce Ingram, Kayla Hook and Jesslin Lamont show off their ribbons from the NCTC Western Show in Gainesville, Texas on Oct. 2.—Courtesy photo

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A Night of Celebration

The Guymon Alma Folklorica dancers provided special entertainment throughout the evening showcasing dances from various regions in Mexico.—Justine Gaskamp photo