OBU trailed St. Gregory's throughout the first half and 8:08 into the second half before Rachel Heins put OBU up to stay at 27-26. OBU continued to pull away from that point on to get a 53-37 win.
"We just struggled tonight," said Head Coach John McCullough. "That's the type of game you get with St. Greg's. We were both flat tonight. We were ahead of ourselves all night and we weren't very patient. We had a good talk at half time and straightened things out and came out and had a good half."
The win assured OBU of a postseason appearance with five regular season games left.
Heins led all scorers coming off the bench with 15 points. Heins was seven-for-12 from the field.
"She gave us good minutes tonight," said McCullough. "With Layla (Schwarz) being hurt, Rachel did a great job coming off the bench."
The Lady Bison also got 14 points from Tabetha Eaton who also pulled in six boards on the night.
With the win the Lady Bison moved 8-5 in the Sooner Athletic Conference and 20-6 on the year. The Lady Cavs fall to 3-11 in the SAC and 8-16 on the season.
"This time of the year mature ones are tough," said McCullough. "Our players have to understand that they're going to be tired but that you have to fight through that."
In the first half had a hard time finding a niche. OBU was held scoreless the first three minutes of the game and St. Gregory's held the Lady Bison to just four points in the first nine minutes. OBU never led in the first half and only tied the Lady Cavaliers once at 4-4.
Felicia Greenhouse started a 6-0 run to help SGU take their biggest lead of the half at six by a score of 10-4. SGU held a six point lead on two other occasions, 12-6 and 23-17, with the latter coming at the end of the half.
In the second half OBU began to dwindle down the lead. Eaton sparked a 12-0 run to take lead at 31-26. It was during that run that Heins put OBU up for the first time. Later in the half OBU went on another 12 point spurt to put the Lady Bison up 43-31 with 5:01 to play. Eaton accounted for six points in the 12-0 run.
OBU eventually pulled out to their biggest lead of the game at 16 at 53-37 in the closing seconds of the game.
OBU now gets ready for a three game road trip with first game being at Alva against Northwestern Thursday. After the trip to Alva the Lady Bison travel to Chickasha Saturday and then to Siloam Springs, Ark. Monday.
"We just have to take each of these road games one at a time," said McCullough. "We can't overlook anyone. We went into overtime with Northwestern and we never should have. We can't let fatigue creep in and we need to be tough."