Lady Bison Complete Perfect Home Season

February 28, 2008


The game was the last on the Noble Complex floor for seniors Keely Tolin, Betsy Simmons and Ashley Gamble.

"That feels really great," said OBU coach John McCullough of the perfect home season. "It will feel even better to our seniors five or six years down the road when they think about it."

After four lead changes in the first five minutes, OBU took the lead for good on a basket by Taujhnae Travis at the 14:31 mark, triggering a 13-3 run. The Lady Bison had a 19-10 advantage at the 10:29 mark.

Rogers State got within 19-15 on back-to-back baskets by Hayley KnifeChief, but the Hillcats never put back-to-back scores together again for the rest of the half. OBU built a 36-26 lead by the half.

The Hillcats got within six again in the early part of the second half.

"They made it a struggle," McCullough said. "We were a little high emotionally. Everyone wanted to play well for the seniors and we just made some miscues."

Simmons scored five points in a 7-0 Lady Bison run to build the lead back up to 50-36 and the OBU defense made sure Rogers State never got within 10 again.

The lead peaked at 65-47 on baskets by Travis and Simmons with 2:43 left.

OBU dominated the rebounding category with 44 to RSU's 25, with Simmons and Heather Graham grabbing eight boards each.

"We did a good job rebounding," said McCullough. "I was happy with the job Betsy and Heather did for us there."

Travis led OBU with 23 points, followed by Simmons with 14 and Graham and Gamble with 10 apiece.

The win locked up the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament for the Lady Bison.

Now 26-3 overall and 18-3 in the SAC, the Lady Bison end the regular season with a 1 p.m. tipoff at John Brown in Siloam Springs, Ark., Saturday.

Oklahoma Baptist 67, Rogers State University 52

Oklahoma Baptist

Taujhnae Travis 9-13 3-6 23; Betsy Simmons 4-6 6-7 14; Heather Graham 4-9 2-2 10; Ashley Gamble 4-9 0-0 10; Jennifer Jupin 2-9 0-0 4; Jayme Glover 0-2 2-2 2; Keely Tolin 1-5 0-0 2; Tanna Truelove 0-0 2-2 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; Jessi Donnel 0-0 0-0 0; Totals 24-53 15-19 67.

Rogers State University

Hayley KnifeChief 5-11 1-1 12; Katie Rice 5-8 1-2 11; Marshay Jasper 4-10 0-0 9; Andrea Miles 2-4 0-0 4; Andrea Robinson 1-4 1-2 4; Hannah Owen 2-4 0-0 4; Breck Muller 1-5 0-0 2; Azzie Knox 1-2 0-0 2; Megan Knowles 1-1 0-0 2; Tasha Parker 0-5 1-2 1; Yoda Woods 0-2 1-2 1; Hunter Peterson 0-2 0-0 0; Tiffany Nelms 0-0 0-0 0; Erica Taylor 0-0 0-0 0; Tiffany Nelms 0-0 0-0 0; Totals 22-58 5-9 52.

Oklahoma Baptist 36 31 - 67

Rogers State University 26 26 - 52

3-point goals-Oklahoma Baptist 4-16 (Ashley Gamble 2-7; Taujhnae Travis 2-2; Jayme Glover 0-2; Keely Tolin 0-1; Jennifer Jupin 0-4) , Rogers State University 3-13 (Marshay Jasper 1-3; Andrea Robinson 1-2; Hayley KnifeChief 1-2; Breck Muller 0-3; Hunter Peterson 0-1; Andrea Miles 0-1; Hannah Owen 0-1) . Fouled out--Oklahoma Baptist-None, Rogers State University-None. Rebounds-Oklahoma Baptist 44 (Heather Graham 8; Betsy Simmons 8) , Rogers State University 25 (Marshay Jasper 5) . Assists-Oklahoma Baptist 15 (Heather Graham 6) , Rogers State University 9 (Marshay Jasper 2) . Total Fouls-Oklahoma Baptist 9, Rogers State University .