Southwestern's Kimmi Sawatzky in Lady Dawgs' win at Ouachita Baptist. Photo courtesy SWOSU Sports Information Department.

From SWOSU Sports Information

The Southwestern Oklahoma State women’s basketball team notched its second road win in three days on Saturday (Jan. 19), taking down Great American Conference leader Ouachita Baptist 96-89. The win improves SWOSU to 11-4 (6-3 GAC) on the year and within a game of OBU, who is now 12-3 (7-2 GAC).

Southwestern’s Kimmi Sawatzky in Lady Dawgs’ win at Ouachita Baptist. Photo courtesy SWOSU Sports Information Department.

Kimmi Sawatzky and Michelle Fisher were the story of the game for Southwestern, combining for 48 points in the game, 34 in the second half. Sawatzky finished with a career-high 27 points on 5-of-10 shooting, 4-of-5 from three point range, and she was very effective getting to the free throw line, where she knocked down 13-of-14 attempts. Fisher scored 21 points on a night where she shot 8-of-20 from the field and knocked down just one three-point attempt.

As a team, SWOSU hit 90.6% (29-of-32) of their free throw attempts, accounting for nearly one-third of their points at the stripe. In addition, the Dawgs hit 44.4% (28-of-63) of their field goal attempts and 45.8% (11-of-24) from beyond the arc.

MaRiah Oyler chipped in 16 points for SWOSU and Elizabeth Lay came up big with 13 points and five rebounds off the bench. Her effort also helped the Lady Dawgs withstand a huge game from OBU’s Monica Williams, who went for a monstrous double-double of 34 points and 14 rebounds.

The win is the second straight for SWOSU and gives them momentum as they return home for a meeting with Southern Nazarene on Thursday (Jan. 24). Tipoff is slated for 5:30 pm from Rankin Williams Fieldhouse.
Doug Self is the Sports Information Director at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.