Oklahoma Baptist picked up its first win of the women’s basketball season at homecoming Saturday, blasting Manhattan Christian 101-35.
Oklahoma Baptist picked up its first win of the women’s basketball season at homecoming Saturday, blasting Manhattan Christian 101-35. Janell Beacham led five Lady Bison in double-figure scoring with 24 points to go with four steals. Zbeyda Aremi followed with 19 points and Bretlin Gabelman rounded up 11 points and 10 rebounds. Charity Fowler had 12 points and Meredith Treat added 11. The Lady Bison trailed as late as the 15-minute mark of the first half and expanded their two-point lead from the 7:49 mark of the first half to a 31-point edge three minutes into the second half, using a 36-5 run. OBU closed out the first half on a 21-5 run, including seven points by Aremi and six by Treat. The Lady Bison then scored the first 15 points of the second half, getting seven from Beacham in the spree. The Lady Bison closed out the game on a 27-3 run, featuring two 3-pointers by Gabelmann and a 3-pointer by Lilia Inoubli that put OBU over the 100-point mark for the first time since Dec. 17, 2010, when the Lady Bison topped Baptist Bible 106-33. OBU out-rebounded the Lady Crusaders 48-38 and shot 51 percent from the field. Fowler had six of OBU’s 21 steals and Courtney Robinson had six of the team’s 22 assists. The Lady Bison forced 30 turnovers and had a season-low nine of their own. Now 1-1, the OBU women return to action at 5 p.m. Thursday against Dallas Christian in the Noble Complex. Note: Report provided by Ray Fink, OBU sports information director.