OBU's Beacham Named Women's Player Of The Week; Bison Head To Holiday With Win


Monday, December 17th 2012, 1:38 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma Baptist junior Janell Beacham has been named Sooner Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 10-16.

Beacham, a 5-9 guard from Frisco, Texas, had 25 points, five assists, four rebounds and a steal in an 87-53 win over Central Baptist. She was 75 percent from the field (9-12) with four three-pointers in five attempts.

Bison Head To Holiday With Win

Top-ranked Oklahoma Baptist got double-figure scoring from six players and moved to 12-1 on the season with n 88-40 victory over Manhattan Christian in the Noble Complex Saturday.

David Johnson led the Bison with 19 points, followed by Kameron Price with 13, Hayden Darst with 12, Clinton Houston and Cale Jackson with 11 each and Desmond Griffin with 10.

The Bison never trailed and used two 10-0 runs to build a 44-18 halftime lead.

A second half 14-0 OBU run gave the Bison their biggest lead of the game, 82-31, with 6:12 to play.

OBU out-rebounded the Crusaders 54-29, getting 11 boards from Marques Anderson while Houston added 10.

Kendall Parks had seven assists and Price added four steals.

Alex Hammack led MCC with 10 points.

The win was the 30th consecutive home court win for the Bison, dating back to 2011. OBU is 80-2 at home since the 2008-09 season, both losses coming in 2010-11.

Next action for the Bison will be Dec. 29 at No. 18 Evangel in Springfield, Mo.