Bison Hold Off OC

January 5, 2008

Oklahoma Baptist bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 71-60 Sooner Athletic Conference victory over Oklahoma Christian Saturday in the Eagles Nest.

The teams battled to an 18-18 tie through the first 12 minutes, but OBU went on a 12-2 run with four points coming from Charles Carter. The Bison led at that point 30-20 and had a 32-25 advantage at the half.

OC kept the game close for most of the second half, cutting OBU's lead to a one-possession difference eight times. But OBU didn't fold and got big baskets from Al Moore down the stretch.

Leading 51-48 with 8:11 to play, the Bison got a three-point play by Moore and a three-pointer by Justin Williams for a 57-48 lead. The play by Moore came at the end of an athletic play by Brent Jones, who made a steal and dished the ball to Moore before Jones flew into the OBU bench.

"We were dodging like crazy," said OBU coach Doug Tolin. "That play kind of ended the game." Brent makes plays. When you are as competitive as he is, you make plays."

OC got as close as five but the Bison finished with seven of the last nine points to ice the game.

Moore led the Bison with 14 points, followed by Williams with 13, Brian Hill with 12 and Jones with 11.

Now 12-1 overall and 4-1 in the SAC, the Bison head home to play Mid-America Christian Thursday.

Oklahoma Christian University 60, Oklahoma Baptist 71

Oklahoma Christian University

Jason Taylor 8-16 3-5 19; Jeff Crocker 5-12 2-3 13; Kyle Tefft 4-8 0-0 9; Jon Jonsson 3-6 0-0 7; David Jackson 2-7 0-0 5; John Powell 1-3 2-2 4; Chad Endres 1-2 0-0 3; Marlon Word 0-0 0-0 0; Jared Mitchel 0-0 0-0 0; Zach Anderson 0-0 0-0 0; Darrick Matthews 0-0 0-0 0; Benjamin Hobbes 0-0 0-0 0; Sam Stephens 0-1 0-0 0; Izea Lovejoy 0-0 0-0 0; Scott Hornbaker 0-0 0-0 0; Lionel Saban 0-0 0-0 0; Totals 24-55 7-10 60.

Oklahoma Baptist

Al Moore 5-6 4-6 14; Justin Williams 4-6 3-3 13; Brian Hill 5-9 0-0 12; Brent Jones 4-10 3-4 11; Aaron Perez 4-6 1-4 9; Evan Grace 2-7 0-0 6; Charles Carter 3-4 0-0 6; Jamar Fortune 0-0 0-0 0; Tyler Parker 0-0 0-0 0; Mirko Vojinovic 0-0 0-0 0; Totals 27-48 11-17 71.

Oklahoma Christian University 25 35 - 60

Oklahoma Baptist 32 39 - 71



3-point goals-Oklahoma Christian University 5-17 (Jeff Crocker 1-5; Chad Endres 1-2; Kyle Tefft 1-3; David Jackson 1-2; Jon Jonsson 1-4; John Powell 0-1) , Oklahoma Baptist 6-13 (Justin Williams 2-4; Evan Grace 2-4; Brian Hill 2-2; Brent Jones 0-3) . Fouled out--Oklahoma Christian University-None, Oklahoma Baptist-None. Rebounds-Oklahoma Christian University 20 (Kyle Tefft 7) , Oklahoma Baptist 38 (Al Moore 9) . Assists-Oklahoma Christian University 16 (Kyle Tefft 8) , Oklahoma Baptist 20 (Evan Grace 8) . Total Fouls-Oklahoma Christian University 14, Oklahoma Baptist .