SHAWNEE – Chandler Rickey matched his career high with 29 points and Oklahoma Baptist knocked off Ouachita Baptist 77-71 Saturday in the Noble Complex.
Rickey knocked down 12 of 15 field goal attempts, including both three-point tries, and scored all three free throws attempts. The shot-blocking leader of the Great American Conference, Rickey improved on his 2.8 average with five swats.
Vladimir Nemcok added 17 points and four assists while Kevin Franceschi contributed 15 points.
The Bison shot 55 percent from the field (26-47) and 47.1 percent (8-17) from three-point range.
“This team, like a jigsaw puzzle, has a lot of different pieces and when everyone is doing the things they are good at doing, this is what it looks like,” said OBU Coach Quinn Wooldridge.
Rickey led the Bison with eight rebounds and Tyler Zivney came up with seven boards in his 20 minutes off the bench.
The Bison return to action Thursday at Harding in Searcy, Arkansas. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Lady Bison fall to Ouachita
SHAWNEE – Katy Custer and Tasha Edge recorded double-doubles in Oklahoma Baptist’s 69-63 loss to Ouachita Baptist in the Noble Complex Saturday.
Custer led the Lady Bison with 22 points and 11 rebounds and went 606 from the free throw line. Edge added 14 points and 10 boards while collecting three steals.
Autumn Avina added a dozen points and five assists.
OBU hits the road next week, playing at Harding Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and Arkansas Tech Saturday at 1 p.m.