Oklahoma Baptist powered the ball inside for an 81-70 win over Mid-America Christian in Sooner Athletic Conference men's basketball Saturday in Shawnee.
Clinton Houston, Hayden Darst and Marques Anderson combined for 41 of the 81 points down low and led the Bison to a 42-27 performance in the rebounds column.
Houston had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Bison in both categories.
OBU trailed as late as the 12 minute mark of the first half but used an 8-2 run to take the lead for good, 24-19, with 9:31 left in the first half. Kameron Price and Houston had four points each in the flurry.
The Bison closed the half on a 19-8 run for a 48-33 lead at halftime.
Chase Adams scored five points and Houston four in a 9-0 Bison run for a 59-39 lead with 15:51 to go in the game. The lead swelled to 26 points with 6:15 to play, 79-53, but MACU would end the game on a 14-0 run to make the final somewhat more respectable.
In addition to Houston's 16 points, the Bison got 14 each from Darst and David Johnson, along with 11 each by Anderson and Adams. Johnson also had seven rebounds and two steals while Kendall Parks had a team-best four assists.
The Bison shot 52 percent from the field for the game. Now 18-4 overall and 6-2 in the SAC, the Bison play at St. Gregory's at 8 p.m., Thursday.