From OBU Sports Info.
Casady Fletcher, Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Oklahoma Baptist defeated Southwestern Christian 87-56 in the NCCAA Central Region Semifinal at the Colorado Christian Events Center Thursday afternoon.

Five players scored in double figures for the Lady Bison, paced by a 19-point effort from Kiara Moore.

OBU got off to a slow start, trailing 8-2 in their first game played in 12 days. Katy Custer gave the Lady Bison the lead on a three-pointer with 3:14 remaining in the first quarter following an offensive rebound from Moore. It was all OBU the rest of the way.

After building a 40-28 halftime lead, the Lady Bison shot 51 percent in the second half, making nine-of-16 (56 percent) shots from behind the three-point arc. The lead reached as much as 31 points with under a minute left in regulation, which stood as the final margin of victory.

Tasha Edge registered her sixth double-double of the year midway through the third quarter. She finished with 15 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. OBU enjoyed a plus-20 rebounding margin, grabbing 52 boards while limiting the Lady Eagles to just 32 for the game.

Arielle Cooper and Lexi Williams each finished with 13 points, and Custer added 16 points off the bench while knocking down all three of her attempts from distance. Lady Bison reserves outscored the SCU bench 21-2.

Southwestern Christian saw their season come to an end with the loss, finishing the year with a 15-15 record.

The Lady Bison, now 15-14, will face the winner between host-school and top-seeded Colorado Christian and Southwestern Assemblies of God in the Central Region Championship.

Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Central, with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NCCAA Championship in Winona Lake, Indiana.

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