Oklahoma Baptist never trailed and won its men’s basketball homecoming game 95-44 Saturday.
The game got off to a slow start as OBU adjusted to Manhattan Christian’s zone defense.
“We weren’t expecting to play against the zone. It took us some time to get into rhythm,” said OBU point guard Cale Jackson.
The OBU lead was just 22-18 with 6:54 left in the first half before the Bison got things rolling, closing the first half on a 23-5 run as Kameron Price came off the bench and scored eight points.
“Kameron is playing hard for us and doing well right now,” said Bison coach Doug Tolin. “We’re going to have to get better against the zone because we’re going to see it a lot.”
The No. 2 Bison used a 20-0 run in the second half, fueled by 11 points by Hayden Darst, to take a 68-30 lead with 11:06 to go.
The final score matched the biggest lead of the game for the Bison.
David Johnson led the Bison with 19 points, followed by Price with 18, Darst with 17, Jackson with 16 and Chase Adams with 12.
OBU out-rebounded the Crusaders 53-29, led by Johnson with 11 rebounds and Marques Anderson with 10.
Clinton Houston came off the bench to lead the team with four assists while Kendall Parks, also a reserve, led with four steals.
Now 3-0, the Bison host Dallas Christian at 7 p.m., Thursday.
Note: Reports provided by Ray Fink, OBU sports information director.