Bison Take Down MACU, 70-55

January 10, 2008

An early second half run boosted the No. 6 Oklahoma Baptist Bison over Mid-America Christian Saturday night 70-55 in the Noble Complex.

The Bison sported a 38-27 lead when Brian Hill blocked a shot and got rewarded on the other end with a transition layup.

"That could have been Brian's fourth foul, that's what concerned me when he went after that block," said Bison head coach Doug Tolin. "We're a team that has to get easy baskets off of our defense and that was an example right there that kind of got us going again."

Charles Carter kept the momentum going with a put-back dunk to put the lead at 42-27 and the Evangels never threatened again.

Carter recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to go along with a season-high six blocks.

"Charles was a real factor in there," Tolin said. "Again tonight we got a lot offensively out of him."

Two of Carter's blocks came in the same possession with under five minutes to go in the first half.

Hill scored 15, Brent Jones pitched in 13 and Al Moore recorded 10 points on the night. Aaron Perez came off the bench to score eight and grab seven rebounds.

The Bison defense held MACU to 32.8 percent shooting.

OBU built a 14-0 lead to begin the game before the Evangels closed the gap to 16-12.

"We got pretty careless when it got to 16-4," Tolin said. "You've got to believe there's still a lot to improve."

Saturday, the Bison take on defending national champions Oklahoma City at 8 p.m. in the Noble Complex.

Oklahoma Baptist 70, Mid-America Christian University 55

Oklahoma Baptist

Brian Hill 5-12 4-4 15; Brent Jones 5-14 3-5 13; Charles Carter 2-5 6-8 10; Al Moore 4-5 2-3 10; Aaron Perez 3-7 2-2 8; Evan Grace 3-7 0-0 7; Mirko Vojinovic 2-2 1-1 5; Justin Williams 0-3 2-3 2; Jamar Fortune 0-0 0-0 0; Tyler Parker 0-0 0-0 0; Totals 24-55 20-26 70.

Mid-America Christian University

Joe Brown 3-10 1-2 10; Clint Nixon 3-7 2-2 9; Tyron Goldsmith 2-5 3-3 8; Derek Winston 3-8 0-0 7; Preston Cranford 2-5 0-0 5; Tracey Wilkins 2-6 0-0 4; Stevan Thomas 2-7 0-2 4; Haves Jackson 1-1 0-0 3; Josh Ball 0-1 3-6 3; Donald Thorne 1-4 0-0 2; Donnell Lewis 0-0 0-0 0; Xavier Bell 0-0 0-0 0; Terrance McCollister 0-3 0-0 0; Thiago Lucas 0-1 0-0 0; Totals 19-58 9-15 55.

Oklahoma Baptist 35 35 - 70

Mid-America Christian University 22 33 - 55

3-point goals-Oklahoma Baptist 2-11 (Evan Grace 1-5; Brian Hill 1-2; Brent Jones 0-2; Justin Williams 0-2) , Mid-America Christian University 8-21 (Joe Brown 3-7; Clint Nixon 1-2; Haves Jackson 1-1; Derek Winston 1-4; Tyron Goldsmith 1-1; Preston Cranford 1-4; Tracey Wilkins 0-2) . Fouled out--Oklahoma Baptist-None, Mid-America Christian University-None. Rebounds-Oklahoma Baptist 41 (Charles Carter 10) , Mid-America Christian University 37 (Clint Nixon 6) . Assists-Oklahoma Baptist 10 (Brent Jones 3; Evan Grace 3) , Mid-America Christian University 9 (Clint Nixon 3; Terrance McCollister 3) . Total Fouls-Oklahoma Baptist 16, Mid-America Christian University .