|Sterling (Kan.) 16-9, 10-7||13||11||17||23||64|
|Ottawa (Kan.) 16-7, 12-5||11||23||9||20||63|
|Feb. 2, 2017|
|Sterling (Kan.)||Indv. Leaders||Ottawa (Kan.)|
|#25 Hailey Davis - 21||Points||#3 Kaylee Williams - 22|
|2 Players (#12,#32) - 9||Rebounds||#33 Madi Stewart - 6|
|3 Players - 3||Assists||#11 Kelsey Hendricks - 5|
|Sterling (Kan.)||Team Statistics||Ottawa (Kan.)|
|45.1% (23 - 51)||Field Goals %||41.4% (24 - 58)|
|21.1% (4 - 19)||3 Point Field Goals %||29.4% (5 - 17)|
|82.4% (14 - 17)||Free Throws||58.8% (10 - 17)|
|9||2nd Chance Pts||5|
OTTAWA, Kan. – The OU women's basketball team had its six game winning streak snapped with a 64-63 loss to Sterling College in Wilson Field House on Thursday night.
OU started off slow with Sterling jumping out to an 11-3 lead. The Braves though would end the quarter strong by going on an 8-2 run and cutting the deficit to 13-11.
Sterling scored the first basket of the second, giving the Warriors a 15-11 lead. OU though answered by scoring the next six points. A basket by Madi Stewart gave OU its first lead of the game 17-15 with 7:30 left in the half.
The Warriors and Braves exchanged baskets and with 5:01 on the clock Sterling had a 22-21 lead. The OU defense then put the clamps on the Sterling offense. In the final five minutes of the half the Braves held Sterling to two points to take 33-24 lead into the locker room.
Sterling's offense came alive in the third, outscoring the Braves 12-2 and taking a 36-35 lead. A 3-pt field goal by Madi Stewart gave OU back the lead, 38-36 with 4:49 on the clock.
After Sterling tied the game on two free throws, OU scored the next five points and led 43-38 on a Kaylee Williams basket with 2:23 left in the quarter. Both teams played stingy defense in the final two minutes of the quarter. Sterling though would cut OU's lead to 43-41 at the buzzer on a 3-pt field goal by Hailey Davis.
At the start of the fourth the Warriors would retake the lead and with 8:19 left in regulation, led 48-43. Back-to-back baskets by Williams would tie the game for the Braves at 48-48. Two free throws by SC's Kilee Harris gave Sterling a 50-48 lead.
The Braves would get back-to-back 3-pt field goals from Williams to take a 54-50 lead with 5:49 on the clock. SC responded by scoring the next four points, tying the game at 54-54. After an exchange of baskets, Stewart connected on a 3-pt play to give OU a 59-56 lead at the 3:17 mark.
SC's Jordin Greer though would score the next four points for the Warriors to take a 60-59 lead over the Braves. OU scored on its next offensive possession with an Ashley Romig put back and the Braves led 61-60 with 1:22 left in the contest.
After a defensive stop by the Braves, Stewart was fouled. She hit one of two free throws to give OU a 62-60 lead with one minute on the clock. Sterling would retake the lead on a 3-pt play by Davis, 63-62, with 21 seconds left. After a timeout the Braves pushed the ball down the floor. Stewart was fouled. She connected on one of two free throws to tie the game at 63-63 with 16 seconds on the clock. On Sterling's next offensive possession the Braves came up with a defensive stop but couldn't corral the rebound. Princ got the offensive rebound and was fouled. She connected on one free throw and OU had the ball with six seconds left, no timeouts and down 64-63. The Braves pushed the ball down the floor. Williams attacked the basket. Her shot attempt missed as the buzzer sounded and the Braves fell 64-63.
Inside the box score
OU shot 41.4 percent from the floor, 29.4 percent from behind the 3-pt line, and 58.8 percent from the free throw line. Kaylee Williams scored 22 points on 8-for-16 shooting from the floor. Madi Stewart finished with 20 points, six rebounds, and three steals.
Who is Next?
OU (16-9, 12-5) is back in action on Saturday, Feb. 4 against no. 18 Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan. Game time is set for 5:00 p.m.