OBU Lady Bison Take Down USAO


Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 11:01 am
By: News 9


Oklahoma Baptist shot 54 percent from the field and cruised to a 79-49 win over the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Tuesday night in Sooner Athletic Conference women's basketball.

Zbeyda Aremi had 18 points to lead the Lady Bison, followed by Janell Beacham and Jalissa Council with 11 each and Bretlin Gabelmann with 10.

Defensively, the Lady Bison held USAO to 34 percent shooting and a 3-of-16 night from three-point range.

The Drovers scored the first four points of the game in the first 32 seconds, but OBU settled in after a 30-second timeout.

Charity Fowler hit a three-pointer for a 14-10 lead with 9:44 to play in the first half to start a 7-1 run to build an 18-11 lead. Diamond Austin delivered a 23-13 lead at the 6:10 mark.

USAO knocked the lead down to six points, but the Lady Bison closed the first half on a 16-3 run with four points each by Aremi and Lilia Inoubli to go with three-pointers by Gabelmann and Beacham. That spree led to a 44-23 halftime lead. OBU shot 67 percent from the field for the first half while forcing a dozen turnovers.

The Drovers got the lead under 20, but OBU scored the game's last 13 points, including four by Council to make the final margin the game's widest margin.