Oklahoma Baptist was firing on all cylinders Thursday night, whipping Dallas Christian, 114-36.
Oklahoma Baptist was firing on all cylinders Thursday night, whipping Dallas Christian, 114-36. It was the most points scored by a Lady Bison team since OBU beat Texas College 121-32 in the 1998-99 season. That also marked the last time the OBU women went over 100 points in back-to-back-games, having beaten Trevecca Nazarene that season 104-72 in the game before. OBU downed Manhattan Christian 101-35 Saturday. Seven players scored in double figures, led by Diamond Austin’s career-best 24. “We put two halves together tonight and did what we wanted to do,” said OBU coach Casi Bays. “We have to keep working, no matter the opponent. Everyone got their shots.” OBU scored the first 14 points of the game and never trailed. After the scoring interruption, the Lady Bison posted the next 18 points to establish a 32-2 lead with 13:11 left in the half. Two more first-half runs of 12 and nine points saw the Lady Bison take a 55-6 lead on the way to a 66-13 halftime lead. A 3-pointer by Meredith Treat with 3:31 left gave OBU its largest lead, 106-26. Joining Austin in double-figures in the scoring column were Treat with 16, Janell Beacham with 13, Breltin Gabelmann with 12, Charity Fowler with 11 and Zbeyda Aremi and Jalissa Council with 10 apiece. OBU had 53 rebounds to DCC’s 26, led by Austin with 11 and Fowler with nine. Aremi and Fowler had five steals each as the Lady Bison forced 34 turnovers and had 20 steals. Allie Brandenburg had seven assists. OBU shot 53 percent from the field. OBU returns to action at 6 p.m. Friday against Southwestern Christian University in the Bison Classic. Third-ranked Freed-Hardeman takes on No. 20 Avila in the 4 p.m. contest. Note: Report provided by Ray Fink, OBU sports information director.