|Jan. 28, 2017|
|Ottawa (Kan.)||Indv. Leaders||Bethel (Kan.)|
|#33 Madi Stewart - 16||Points||#22 Elise Gerlach - 7|
|#33 Madi Stewart - 6||Rebounds||#10 Fantasia Johnson - 6|
|#2 Jenna Kramer - 3||Assists||3 Players - 1|
|Ottawa (Kan.)||Team Statistics||Bethel (Kan.)|
|55.9% (19 - 34)||Field Goals %||22.8% (13 - 57)|
|55.6% (5 - 9)||3 Point Field Goals %||7.7% (1 - 13)|
|56.3% (18 - 32)||Free Throws||40% (6 - 15)|
|1||2nd Chance Pts||8|
NORTH NEWTON, Kan. – The OU women's basketball team won its sixth straight game with a 61-33 victory on Saturday afternoon in Thresher Gymnasium.
Back-to-back 3-pt field goals by Madi Stewart helped the Braves take a 10-0 lead to open the game. Bethel scored its first points of the game at the 6:23 mark, cutting OU's lead to 10-2. OU increased its lead to 19-8 on a Kaylee Williams basket. Bethel though scored the final basket of the quarter and OU had a 19-10 headed into the second.
OU's defense held the Threshers to two field goals and three free throws in the quarter. The OU offense took advantage, going on a 15-1 run and taking a 34-11 lead. Bethel responded by ending the half on a 6-2 run and cutting the Brave halftime lead to 36-17.
The Braves opened the third quarter on an 8-2 run. A Williams' 3-pt field goal gave OU a 44-19 lead. Jenna Kramer's free throw with 2:17 on the clock increased OU's lead to 49-25. The Threshers scored the next four points, cutting OU's lead to 49-29. The Braves though would get the final basket of the quarter from Williams and the Braves led 51-29 at the end of the third.
In the fourth the Braves continued to increase their lead, holding the Threshers to only four points. OU was able to clear its bench, taking the 61-33 victory.
Inside the box score
The Braves shot 55.9 percent from the floor, 50 percent from behind the 3-pt line, and 56.3 percent from the free throw line. Madi Stewart led the Braves with 16 points on 5-for-7 shooting from the floor. Ashley Romig scored 12 points.
Who is Next?
OU (16-8, 12-4) returns to the friendly confines of Wilson Field House on Thursday, Feb. 2 to play Sterling College. Game time is set for 6:00 p.m.