Oklahoma Baptist frustrated Mid-America Christian with a stifling defense in a 64-42 win in Gaulke Activity Center Thursday.
MACU shot 18 percent from the field for the game, while OBU hit 42 percent from the field.
The Lady Bison defense gave MACU fits in the first half, limiting the hosts to 17-percent shooting, but the Lady Evangels got to the free throw line eight more times than OBU and outscored the Lady Bison 9-3 at the line in the first half.
OBU led 28-19 at intermission and shut out Sooner Athletic Conference scoring leader Kourtni Williams.
Williams scored 14 points in the second half (on 4-for-20 shooting) and got the lead down to six early but Janell Beacham and Charity Fowler connected on back-to-back 3-pointers to put the lead back to 12 with 13:41 to play. The lead never fell below that again.
Aremi led the Lady Bison with 19 points and six blocked shots, while Fowler turned in a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds to go with a team-high four steals. Council added 10 points, while Beacham and Brandenburg led the way with four assists each.
The Lady Bison (14-11, 7-7 SAC) return to action at 6 p.m. Thursday against visiting Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma Baptist men completed a season sweep of No. 23 Mid-America Christian Thursday with a 92-59 rout over the host Evangels.
It was OBU head coach Doug Tolin’s return to the bench after half a week in the hospital with an illness.
“We got coach back and we wanted to prove that we have improved,” said Bison forward Desmond Griffin, who had 18 points and eight rebounds. “Coach told me to attack and I did.”
“I didn’t say a lot and I sat a lot,” said Tolin, who was also celebrating his birthday. “We played through tough stuff, kept them off the board and we were efficient on offense.”
The 10th-ranked Bison spotted MACU an early 8-1 lead before rolling off an 8-0 run that included two 3-pointers by Chase Adams. OBU got another 8-0 run, fueled by six points from Kameron Price, to take the lead for good (25-17) with 8:28 left in the half.
OBU held a 50-29 lead at the half.
OBU held the Evangels to 17-percent shooting in the first half while shooting 48 percent to lead 50-29 at halftime.
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Adams led the Bison with 23 points, followed by Griffin’s 18 and 12 each from David Johnson and Price. Johnson had 10 rebounds to pace the 42-24 advantage in that category for OBU.
Kendall Parks had 10 assists, wile Price picked up three steals.
The Bison (22-6, 10-4, SAC) host Oklahoma City at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Note: Report provided by Ray Fink, OBU sports information director.