Eagles and Lady Eagles win final exhibition games

Sophomore Megan Shelton goes up for a layup. Photo by Jenny Rigney.

Sophomore Megan Shelton goes up for a layup. Photo by Jenny Rigney.

In their last exhibition game of the season, the Oklahoma Christian University women’s basketball team beat York College 124-60 Nov. 4.

The 124 points scored by the Lady Eagles is the most points scored in program history, but is not recorded officially as such due to the game being an exhibition.

Five players for Oklahoma Christian posted double-digit points on a team shooting percentage of 54.5 percent.

Junior Addy Clift, who was a preseason All-Heartland Conference selection, led the team with 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting, including 6-8 from 3-point range, while adding three steals in just 15 minutes of play.

Sophomore Megan Shelton scored 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting and went 5-of-5 from the free throw line. She also put up three assists and two steals in her 16 minutes on the court.

Freshman Delyssa Miller scored 19 points and pulled down five rebounds in 12 minutes, freshman Katie Mayo posted 14 points and four rebounds and senior Audrey Hayes went 6-of-8 for 12 points and three rebounds.

Following the game, Clift was named the Eagle of the Week for her pair of 20-point performances against York and Manhattan Christian University to start the season.

For the men’s team, senior Miroslav Jaksic played his first game for Oklahoma Christian after redshirting all last season in an 88-76 victory over Randall University.

Jaksic put up 26 points on 13-of-15 shooting from the field along with five rebounds and a block during his 22 minutes on the court.

Senior Elijah Strickland, with 17 points and 11 rebounds in 35 minutes, and junior Roderick Smith, with 11 points and 11 rebounds in 17 minutes, both posted a double-double.

Junior Charles Shaw had nine assists on the game and senior Abel Rodriguez had nine points, six rebounds and three steals.

The Lady Eagles will travel to Wichita Falls, TX to compete in the Ashbrook Classic to play against Cameron University Nov. 10 and Midwestern State University Nov. 11. The men will travel to Wichita, KS to play in the Heartland-Lone Star Challenge. They will play Texas A&M University–Commerce Nov. 10 and Cameron Nov. 11.

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