The annual MacArthur Street rivalry series came out as a split Thursday as the St. Gregory’s women broke a nine-game losing skid and picked up their first Sooner Athletic Conference win of the year with a 68-51 decision against neighbor and foe Oklahoma Baptist at W.P. Wood Fieldhouse. The nightcap went to the ninth-ranked OBU men, 71-61.
The annual MacArthur Street rivalry series came out as a split Thursday as the St. Gregory’s women broke a nine-game losing skid and picked up their first Sooner Athletic Conference win of the year with a 68-51 decision against neighbor and foe Oklahoma Baptist at W.P. Wood Fieldhouse.
The nightcap went to the ninth-ranked OBU men, 71-61.
SGU’s women went 22-for-54 (40.7 percent) from the field, including 6-for-24 (25 percent) from 3-point range. Tess Robbins, who notched eight total points, led in long shots at 2-for-5.
The Lady Cavaliers got a team-high 18 points from Ayrionna Taylor, while teammates Leticia Silva and Porsche Young chipped in with 16 and 11, respectively.
Silva led in rebounds with eight.
The Lady Cavaliers hit 75 percent (18-for-24) of their free throws, with five apiece coming from Silva (5-for-6), Kalie Lucas (5-for-6) and Taylor (5-for-8).
The lead was swapped nine times, and Oklahoma Baptist’s largest was four points with 3:54 left in the first half. SGU’s largest lead of 19 came with 3:39 left in the game.
The score was knotted on five occasions, including a 31-all deadlock at halftime.
OBU notched a game-high 20 points from Zbeyda Aremi, who went 9-for-23 from the floor. As a team, the Lady Bison hit just 29.9 percent (20-for-67) of their field goals and 50 percent (6-for-12) of their charity tosses.
OBU’s Charity Fowler and Janell Beacham picked up 10 points apiece, and Aremi and Bretlin Gabelmann each corralled six boards.
Now 8-14 overall and 1-7 in the SAC, the Lady Cavaliers will go to John Brown for a 3 p.m. tipoff Saturday.
The Lady Bison (11-9, 4-5 SAC) will host Rogers State at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Fayzon Richey dropped in a game-high 24 points in Thursday’s nightcap, but they went for naught as the Cavaliers dropped their 10th straight loss and fell to 0-8 in the SAC.
Richey was 3-for-7 from 3-point range, and a solid 9-for-10 on free throws. The Cavs went 7-for-24 on field goals in the first half, and 11-for-22 in the second half to finish at 18-for-46 (39.1 percent).
SGU was 20-for-28 (71.4 percent) on foul shots.
The Bison won the rebound battle, 33-32, with Clinton Houston leading at six. SGU’s Josiah Campbell hauled in a game-high nine boards.
Chase Adams led the ninth-ranked Bison with 23 points, and David Johnson added a baker’s dozen. Adams was 9-for-14 from the field, including 5-for-8 from long range.
The Bison finished at 50 percent (13-for-26) on foul shots, and 52 percent (26-for-50) on field goals.
The lead changed hands six times, and OBU’s largest was 15 points with 2:25 left to play. SGU’s largest lead, at four points, was at the 11:10 mark of the first half.
The score was tied four times, and OBU led just 30-28 at the intermission.
The Bison (19-4, 7-2 SAC) will host Rogers State at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The Cavaliers (6-12, 0-8 SAC) will travel to No. 6 John Brown for a 5 p.m. tipoff Saturday.
Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.