From OBU Sports Information
Top-ranked Lubbock Christian got 29 points and 14 rebounds from guard Nicole Hampton and 20 more points from Emily Watkins in handing Oklahoma Baptist its fourth straight loss 87-60 in the Noble Complex Thursday.
Hampton hit all 10 of her free throws and was 9 of 11 from the field for the Lady Chaps.
Bretlin Gabelmann led OBU with 17 points and four assists while Zbeyda Aremi added 15 points on 8 of 12 shooting.
Charity Fowler pulled down nine rebounds and led the Lady Bison with four steals.
Lubbock Christian led 56-24 at the half and was outscored by OBU in the second half 36-31.
The four-game losing streak puts OBU at 7-5 overall and 0-1 in the SAC while the Lady Chaps improve to 15-0 and 2-0.
OBU’s women return to action Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Noble Complex, taking on Wayland Baptist.
Top-ranked Oklahoma Baptist chilled Lubbock Christian’s three-point attack and claimed a Sooner Athletic Conference men’s basketball opener 73-52 in the Noble Complex Thursday.
The Chaps had been 40 of 74 over their last four games from three-point range, but were frustrated in a 3 of 15 night Thursday.
“We did a good job on defense to guard the three-point line,” said Bison coach Doug Tolin. “We got a hand up to contest almost every time.”
Chase Adams led the Bison with 21 points while David Johnson contributed 16. Adams also had a team-high eight rebounds.
“I was excited to play my first game in this conference,” said Adams, a transfer from Biola. “I wanted to be active.”
Kendall Parks had five assists to pace the Bison.
The Bison trailed as late as the 13:54 mark of the first half but used a 17-4 run to take control and a 25-14 lead. Adams and Johnson had five points each in that run.
OBU led 32-19 at halftime.
LCU got as close as 11, but two 8-0 OBU runs pushed the lead out to 55-31 and the Bison cruised home from there.
The win extended OBU’s home court win streak to 31 games and put the Bison in a tie with USAO and John Brown at 1-0. The Bison are now 13-2 overall heading into a 3 p.m. start with Wayland Baptist in the Noble Complex Saturday.
Ray Fink is the Sports Information Director at Oklahoma Baptist University.