Southeastern's Cheree Kiser driving against Henderson State. Photo by Dan Hoke.

Cheree Kiser came off the bench and sparked  a run in the early in the second half to help Southeastern break a three-game slide.  The Savage Storm beat Henderson State on Saturday, 74-65, in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

Southeastern (7-12, 5-8 GAC) snapped a three-game slide with the win.

The Lady Reddies had been keeping SOSU at bay, but midway through the second half Kiser drained a long three-pointer to give her team a 49-48 lead and Southeastern never trailed again.  Kiser then put in two more from behind the arc and eight points total in a 12-4 Storm run that extended the advantage to 61-52.

Kiser had a game high 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field.  She was 3-for-3 from the three-point line.

Southeastern head coach Darin Grover was pleased with what he saw from the sophomore.

“What a great job,” Grover said.  “She just gets more and more consistent.  She plays so smoothly and so relaxed.”

Henderson State (10-9, 5-8 GAC)  scored the first six points of the game and held the lead until the intermission.  The Lady Reddies led by 10 at 29-19, but Southeastern ended the first half on a 13-3 run and the game was knotted at 32 apiece at the break.

Bailey Welch had 15 points for the Storm and was perfect in 10 attempts from the free throw line.  Haley Schafer had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Destiny Smith had eight points and 18 boards in the loss for HSU.  Four Lady Reddies scored in double figures.

Southeastern next plays at Arkansas-Monticello on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Joey McWilliams lives in Durant. He founded and provides the bulk of the content for OklahomaSports.Net. He is a long-time sports journalist, having covered sports via radio, newspaper, television and the Internet since 2000. Joey was the color analyst for the Southeastern Savage Storm football and basketball teams from 2001-2011 and again for football in 2015. He also does play-by-play for Southeastern volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball on radio and streaming Internet video for Mix 96.1 in Durant. He can also be seen on the GAC Sports Network and as the play-by-play announcer on the Showcase Game of the Week high school football broadcast on KSBI in OKC. Joey is an alum of both Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma State University. He completed his second bachelor's degree in 2012, a journalism/broadcasting degree at OSU in sports media. He earned first place in the television sports play-by-play category in the 2012 OAB/OBEA competition. Joey also broadcasts regularly on the NFHS Network and was on ESPN3 for the 2015 Live United Texarkana Bowl and on the call of the 2016 Great American Conference basketball tournaments. Additionally, he is a recurring guest on the Spano and Black Attack on the Sports Byline USA Network. He also coached high school girls' and boys' basketball for seven years and high school football for one season at Victory Life Academy.