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.

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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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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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Dr. Grandin Set to Visit OPSU in November

Dr. Temple Grandin will be on campus to speak on animal behavior Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.in the Oscar Williams Field House.-Courtesy photo

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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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Truelove Honored as D2Football and HERO Sports Player of the Week

Aggie QB Shane Truelove adds two more weekly awards for his performance against UTPB last week.—Anyssa Barbosa 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

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The Silvey Family Honorees

The Silvey family gathers for a photo around a tree that was planted in their honor outside the football field. The family was named this year

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Panhandle Equestrian Takes Their Show on the Road This Week

The Panhandle State Equestrian Team, seated from left: Kristin Allen, Rachel Wright, Mika Leinen, Erica Newman. Standing from left: Kayla Hook, Hannah Hammack and Kayce Ingram (not pictured, Jesslin Lamont)

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Staff Liaison Committee Spreads Cheer

The Panhandle State Staff Liaison Committee is pictured here from left to right: Bonnie Maille, Amanda Batenhorst, Calandra Rose, and Abby Evans. The group was preparing to spread some cheer with free movie passes to each Panhandle State staff member. —Courtesy photo