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RANGER WOMEN DEFEATED BY OBUALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern women’s basketball team hung around with No. 4 Oklahoma Baptist for a half, before the Lady Bison defeated the Lady Rangers, 65-58, at Percefull Fieldhouse on Monday in a makeup game.


The first half featured nine lead changes and five ties over the first 15 minutes, with no team gaining a larger lead than five points. With the game tied at 23-23 before half, Oklahoma Baptist closed the half with a field goal, three-pointer and layup to take a 30-23 into the break.


The Lady Bison came out and led the majority of the second half in double figures, before Northwestern trimmed the lead to eight points with 1:02 left. OBU made six free throws in the final minute to put the game out of reach.


Audrey Richmond came off the bench to lead the Rangers for the second consecutive game with 17 points, hitting a pair of treys. She was followed by Rachel Wilczek’s 15 points and Keindra Scott’s 10 points.


Northwestern shot 35 percent, only to be outdone by a percent from Oklahoma Baptist, who shot 36 percent. The Lady Rangers hit eight three-pointers in 19 attempts, while OBU was limited to four. OBU took advantage of 26 NWOSU turnovers to score 25 points off of miscues.


Oklahoma Baptist was paced by Taujhnae Travis’ 16 points and Amy Pryor’s 15 points.


Northwestern (12-16, 6-14) will play its third home game in a row on Thursday, Feb. 25 in a 6 p.m. game at Percefull Fieldhouse against Rogers State University.