Lady Bison Bounce Back Against SNU

January 19, 2008


"It was a must win," said OBU head coach John McCullough, "We showed who we are."

Jennifer Jupin scored 20 points, nine of them in a two and a half minute span in the first half to help turn a 19-12 lead into a 21-21 tie. She went five-for-eight behind the arc in the game.

The Lady Bison took the lead for good on a Jayme Glover three with 14:11 to go in the second half for a 41-38 score.

A key moment came with 4:19 to go. The Crimson Storm pulled within 52-51 when Ashley Gamble knocked down a three on an inbound play and Betsy Simmons got fouled at the same time. Simmons missed her free throws, but Heather Graham grabbed the rebound and got fouled. She hit her foul shots and the Lady Bison scored the next eight to go up 65-51.

"I think that three-pointer and the foul coming right as the three was being shot, that swung the momentum," McCullough said.

SNU never threatened again.

A factor in making the run happen, SNU's Tejana Elmore fouled out. She had 13 points in the first half, but was limited to just one in the second because of foul trouble and the Lady Bison defense. That defense held SNU to 34.5 percent shooting, including four-for-22 from long range while the offense hit 45.7 of their shots from the field and even better from deep, going nine-for-19.

"We got good looks," said McCullough. "We moved the ball around."

OBU, now tied in first in the Sooner Athletic Conference with Oklahoma City at 8-1, moves to 16-1 overall and heads to Lubbock, Texas, Thursday.

Oklahoma Baptist 72, Southern Nazarene University 63

Oklahoma Baptist

Jennifer Jupin 6-10 3-4 20; Heather Graham 3-8 10-12 16; Betsy Simmons 5-7 2-6 12; Ashley Gamble 3-7 2-2 10; Jayme Glover 1-6 4-6 7; Keely Tolin 2-5 0-2 5; Jessi Donnel 1-3 0-0 2; Katie Cupp 0-0 0-0 0; Kristin Anderson 0-0 0-0 0; Tiffany Jupin 0-0 0-0 0; Erin Pickering 0-0 0-0 0; Tanna Truelove 0-0 0-0 0; Totals 21-46 21-32 72.

Southern Nazarene University

Tejana Elmore 3-4 8-10 14; Lauran Hart 2-4 6-8 11; Lashelle Chandler 3-8 1-2 9; Kinzie Glover 4-15 0-0 8; Ashley Jackson 3-5 0-0 6; Mara Kee 2-7 2-3 6; Rachel Balzer 2-6 0-0 5; Lana Keith 1-7 2-2 4; Lauren Langston 0-0 0-0 0; Taja Guerin 0-1 0-0 0; Lillie West 0-1 0-0 0; Totals 20-58 19-25 63.

Oklahoma Baptist 30 42 - 72

Southern Nazarene University 31 32 - 63

3-point goals-Oklahoma Baptist 9-19 (Jennifer Jupin 5-8; Ashley Gamble 2-4; Jayme Glover 1-5; Keely Tolin 1-1; Heather Graham 0-1) , Southern Nazarene University 4-22 (Lashelle Chandler 2-6; Rachel Balzer 1-2; Lauran Hart 1-1; Kinzie Glover 0-6; Ashley Jackson 0-1; Lana Keith 0-4; Mara Kee 0-1; Lillie West 0-1) . Fouled out--Oklahoma Baptist-Heather Graham, Betsy Simmons, Southern Nazarene University-Tejana Elmore, Kinzie Glover. Rebounds-Oklahoma Baptist 32 (Heather Graham 8) , Southern Nazarene University 40 (Lashelle Chandler 9) . Assists-Oklahoma Baptist 16 (Ashley Gamble 5) , Southern Nazarene University 7 (Mara Kee 2) . Total Fouls-Oklahoma Baptist 18, Southern Nazarene University .