Lady Bison Top Wayland Baptist

March 7, 2008


"It's a great win," said OBU coach John McCullough. "Any tournament win is a great win. This was a good chance to work on our offense. We did our assignments right."

The Lady Bison trailed twice early, but Ashley Gamble scored a three-pointer to trigger a 15-3 run to give OBU the lead for good.

Wayland trailed by as many as 12 in the half and OBU held a 32-21 advantage at intermission.

The Lady Bison led by as many as 20 in the second half as OBU went on an 11-6 run that included a rare three-pointer by Betsy Simmons.

"As long as it goes in, it's good coaching," joked McCullough.

Simmons led OBU with 17 points and had seven rebounds. Taujhnae Travis came off the bench for 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Now 28-3, the Lady Bison play in the semifinals at 8 p.m. against Southern Nazarene or USAO.

Oklahoma Baptist 67, Wayland Baptist University 51
Oklahoma Baptist
Betsy Simmons 6-10 4-6 17; Taujhnae Travis 6-12 3-5 16; Ashley Gamble 5-8 0-0 12; Jennifer Jupin 3-10 0-0 7; Heather Graham 2-9 3-4 7; Jayme Glover 1-4 0-0 3; Keely Tolin 1-7 0-0 3; Jessi Donnel 1-1 0-0 2; Katie Cupp 0-1 0-1 0; Kristin Anderson 0-0 0-0 0; Tiffany Jupin 0-0 0-0 0; Erin Pickering 0-0 0-1 0; Tanna Truelove 0-1 0-0 0; Totals 25-63 10-17 67.
Wayland Baptist University
Megan Coats 6-18 4-6 17; Vanita Wright 5-10 0-0 10; Katie Benton 3-7 0-0 9; Anastasia Okolo 2-12 2-2 7; Jessica Howard 2-8 1-2 5; Rebekah Marsh 1-1 0-0 2; Shelby Conrad 0-2 1-2 1; Erica Rodriguez 0-0 0-0 0; Danielle Purcell 0-0 0-0 0; Staci Murphree 0-0 0-0 0; Erica Knight 0-2 0-0 0; Totals 19-60 8-12 51.
Oklahoma Baptist 32 35 - 67
Wayland Baptist University 21 30 - 51



3-point goals-Oklahoma Baptist 7-16 (Ashley Gamble 2-5; Jayme Glover 1-3; Keely Tolin 1-1; Jennifer Jupin 1-4; Betsy Simmons 1-1; Taujhnae Travis 1-1; Tanna Truelove 0-1) , Wayland Baptist University 5-19 (Katie Benton 3-6; Megan Coats 1-4; Anastasia Okolo 1-5; Shelby Conrad 0-1; Jessica Howard 0-3) . Fouled out--Oklahoma Baptist-None, Wayland Baptist University-None. Rebounds-Oklahoma Baptist 45 (Taujhnae Travis 10) , Wayland Baptist University 40 (Jessica Howard 8) . Assists-Oklahoma Baptist 14 (Ashley Gamble 5) , Wayland Baptist University 8 (Megan Coats 7) . Total Fouls-Oklahoma Baptist 10, Wayland Baptist University .