Lady Eagles hold off Cameron for first win

Kylee Hicks, #32, helped bring the Lady Eagles' first victory. Photo by Allyson Hazelrigg.

Kylee Hicks, #32, helped bring the Lady Eagles' first victory. Photo by Allyson Hazelrigg.

Senior Sarah Parker recorder her second career double-double as the Oklahoma Christian University women’s basketball team pushed past Cameron University for their first victory of the season.

Four players for Oklahoma Christian scored in double-digits as the Lady Eagles edged the Aggies 87-83. Parker scored a team high 21 points, which included a 12-12 from the free-throw line, and grabbed 11 rebounds.

“We felt really good going into the game,” Parker said. “I think we really started to figure some things out Tuesday night. This is a special team and I really believe we can do some big things together this year.”

Two out of Parker’s 12 free-throws gave Oklahoma Christian an 80-74 lead with 1:56 to go. Cameron answered immediately with a three to bring the game back within a single possession.
Clift buried a corner three to extend the lead to 83-77.

Sophomore Addy Clift added 11 points and five rebounds off the bench, three of those points off a 3-pointer with 1:17 left to break a late game tie and give the Lady Eagles the lead.

Senior McKenzie Stanford hit one of two free-throws, the latter of which was rebounded by senior Kylee Hicks who was fouled and went back to the line, giving the Lady Eagles an 85-80 lead with 1:09 remaining.

The Aggies hit a 3-pointer with 44 seconds on the clock to cut the lead to two and forced an Oklahoma Christian turnover, but failed to tie the game as junior Audrey Hayes set herself and took a charge. She then hit her two shots from the charity stripe to put the game out of reach for Cameron.

Hayes tallied a career-high 14 points and added four steals and two blocks in 26 minutes. Stanford chipped in 14 points and eight rebounds while sophomore Shae Scheffler put up a career-high nine points in 14 minutes off the bench.

Oklahoma Christian shot 45 percent from field goal from three and 75 percent from the three-point line.

The Lady Eagles will play Tuesday, Nov. 22nd against Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR. Tipoff is at 5:30 p.m.

Statistics provided by the Oklahoma Christian University Sports Information office.

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