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OBU women fall at Ouachita Baptist

From OBU Sports Information

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — The Oklahoma Baptist University women’s basketball team fell to Ouachita Baptist in a Saturday contest, 71-62.

The Bison kept the game close through the first three quarters, but unfortunately OBU was not able to answer back as the Tigers offense came alive in the final 15 minutes.

OBU finished the afternoon shooting 26-of-67 (38.8%) from the field.

The Bison bench had a strong outing putting up 33 points.

Briana Marshall led OBU in a losing cause with 21 points and chalked up an assist and a block. McKenzie Cooper capped off her day with 17 points and two steals.

Cooper was 7-of-15 from the field and connected on 3-of-6 from behind the arc.

Charissa Price rounded out the top three for the Bison putting up 10 points with five rebounds and a steal.

OBU came out of the gate firing, taking an early five-point lead at the end of the first quarter.

Marshall put in six of the Bison’s 17 first-quarter points.

Cooper ended the quarter by putting up a 3-point shot in the final second.

The Tigers were able to rally back to take a five-point lead after having gone on a 13-3 run to end the first half.

The Bison started the second half strong and kept the game close through the first five minutes of the third. In that stretch, OBU was able to tie up the contest three times and took a slight lead.

Unfortunately for the Bison, the Tigers came alive and went on an 18-5 run to take 13-point lead at the end of the third.

OBU is set to return to action this week with a pair of Great American Conference games against Harding and Arkansas Tech.

The Bison will be looking to take its first conference win of the season as they take on the Harding Bisons on Thursday and the ATU Golden Suns on Saturday at the Noble Complex.

Tipoff for the games are set for 5:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. respectively.