ALVA, Okla - The Lady Rangers opened up a 17-point first half lead and cruised to a 95-59 victory over Oklahoma Baptist at Percefull Fieldhouse on Thursday evening.
NWOSU (9-7, 6-5 Sooner Athletic Conference) received a hot shooting night from Autumn Klugh who nailed four threes, scored 16 points and was later honored during the men's game for being the all-time record holder for three-pointers in a career. The senior now has 209 in her career.
A 9-2 run highlighed by two Emily Eaton baskets gave the Lady Rangers a 10-point lead and the hot shooting continued. A trey by Audrey Richmond led to a 12-0 run which saw the Lady Rangers take a 19-point lead. Richmond's nine first-half points was second only to Klugh's 11. Defense was key in jumping out to the lead. NWOSU held the Bison to just 11 points over the final 11 minutes of the first half.
The Lady Rangers continued to pour it on in the second half right from the start. A 19-3 run highlighted by Renee Golliday's seven points in the first six minutes opened up a 33-point lead.
It was lights out all half as the Lady Rangers shot nearly 62 percent from the field for the second half and finished shooting 55 percent.
Four Rangers eventually reached double figures. Talytha Williams, Klugh and Newsom each finished the game with 16 points. Klugh's team-high 12 rebounds gave her a double-double on the day. Golliday added 15 points and nine rebounds while Audrey Richmond finished with 11 points.
The Lady Rangers return to action on Saturday with a 3 p.m. tip against Saint Gregory. Be sure to follow the Lady Rangers on Twitter (NWOSUAthletics) and on Facebook (Northwestern Oklahoma State Athletics).
Posted on Thu, January 19, 2012
by Allan Scarabello