The Lady Eagles put up a lead early in the game and never looked back as the Oklahoma Christian University recorded a 90-51 victory over the the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Drovers on Monday. This was their second win of the season, and only their first after losing their last four games.
Seniors Sarah Parker and McKenzie Stanford both recorded a double-double, with Parker putting up 11 points and grabbing a career-high 15 rebounds in 21 minutes, while Stanford scored 13 points and pulled in 10 rebounds in 23 minutes.
Oklahoma Christian outrebounded the Drovers 65-38, something Head Coach Stephanie Findley said she emphasized to her team during the practices leading up to the game.
“Offensive rebounds were the story of the game,” Findley said. “We found a way to grab a lot of them and it seemed to work out for us in the end.”
The Lady Eagles had 20-9 lead in the first quarter and never trailed the Drovers as they stretched the lead to 41-20 at halftime. The lead was up to 64-32 after the third quarter and in the fourth Oklahoma Christian led by as much as 45.
Sophomore Addy Clift scored a team-high 18 points and had two steals. Senior Emma Gade posted a career-high 15 points and added eight rebounds and two steals and freshman Megan Shelton matched her career high with 11 points to give Oklahoma Christian five players in double figures. Three Lady Eagles, senior Dontasia McAfee, freshman Raven Watkins and freshman Tori Connell, also scored their first career points.
The Lady Eagles will host Our Lady of the Lake University on Saturday at 1 p.m in the Nest.