Senior night ends victoriously for Lady Eagles basketball

Senior Sydney Hill records 22 points against Texas-Permian Basin on Feb. 27. Photo by Abby Bellow.

Senior Sydney Hill records 22 points against Texas-Permian Basin on Feb. 27. Photo by Abby Bellow.

Four members of the Oklahoma Christian University women’s basketball team took the court for their final game in the Nest as Lady Eagles on Saturday, defeating the University of Texas Permian Basin 102-45.

In front of a crowd of 1,600, the Lady Eagle seniors were honored at senior night, each escorted by their parents and siblings, and presented with gifts after their win against UTPB.

Senior Sydney Hill led the Lady Eagles offensively, finishing the game with 22 points and 10 assists in her first career double-double. Daisha Gonzaque added 15 points and 6 assists, while Aisha Martin contributed 12 points to the effort.

“It was bittersweet because it was the last time I will ever get to play in the Nest in front of all of our fans, but it was great to see the team shoot and play so well together,” Gonzaque said. “Playing in a packed house made the game so much better for us.”

Emma Glade and Jasmine Hinton added seven and five points for the Lady Eagles, respectively. Glade also grabbed five rebounds, while Hinton supplied four steals.

The Lady Eagles were 37-77 from the field and 15-32 from behind the arc. They outrebounded the Lady Falcons 47-42, while adding 18 steals and 26 assists.

“As seniors, we went out there and had fun and I’m glad we could get a good team win in our last home game,” Gonzaque said.

With this win, Oklahoma Christian finished its regular season with a fourth-place seeding in the conference tournament. They will open tournament play against fifth-seed St. Mary’s University on Thursday at Union High School in Tulsa.

Statistics provided by the Oklahoma Christian University Sports Information office.

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