SHAWNEE – Tasha Edge had a day to remember, scoring her career 1,000th point and a career single-game scoring high with a double-double in Oklahoma Baptist's 96-87 win over Southern Arkansas Saturday.
Edge, needing 11 points to become the 27th member of the Lady Bison 1,000-point club, scored 28 and hauled in 10 rebounds.
OBU had six players reach double figures in the contest. Joining Edge were McKenzie Cooper with 15, Autumn Avina with 12, Lexi Williams with 11 and Shaylan Coleman and Monae Smith with 10 apiece.
The game witnessed 22 lead changes and nine ties, but OBU never trailed from the midpoint of the third quarter.
The Lady Muleriders led 57-54 with 8:21 left in the third quarter but the Lady Bison got four Edge free throws and a basket by Sydney Hein to take a 69-63 lead with 4:51 remaining.
SAU rallied back and tied the game at 71-71 heading into the fourth quarter.
Kadesha Cooper scored six points in an 8-0 OBU run to open the fourth quarter. OBU would lead by as many as 11 points at three different points in the final frame.
Coleman had five steals and Avina dished four assists. Edge led the team with her 10 rebounds with Avina grabbing nine.
Edge finished the game at 1,017 in career points and moved into 25th place on the all-time scoring list. Her previous single-game high was 24, accomplished three times.
Now 2-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Great American Conference, the Lady Bison have a week off before taking on Rogers State Saturday in Claremore.