The SWOSU women’s basketball team moved to 3-0 on the young season with an emphatic 93-47 victory against the rival Rangers of Northwestern Oklahoma State Monday evening at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center.
The Lady Bulldogs continue their offensive excellence with a third straight game breaking 90 points and winning by at least 15.
SWOSU sophomore Macy Gore got off to a hot start, scoring 11 of her 21 points in the first quarter and being one of five Lady Bulldogs to reach double digits, where she was joined by Makyra Tramble, 19 points, Regan Crawford, 13 points, Karly Gore, 13 points, and Taber Beer, 11 points.
SWOSU also performed on the other side of the court, forcing 29 total turnovers, including 17 in the first half, using their “Chaos Defense” to hold the Lady Rangers to only one quarter with more than 12 points, and not allowing a single made three-pointer in the game.
“I thought we came out and played much better,” coach Kelsi Musick said following the game. “I thought we were much more prepared for the zone we knew they were going to run. We knew they wanted to run screens and different sets, so our game plan was to come in and be disruptive.”
The Lady Bulldogs will now take their 3-0 record on the road to Bethany on Thursday for a 5:30 pm matchup against Southern Nazarene.”
SWOSU 101, Southeastern Oklahoma State 64
The Lady Bulldogs knocked down 18 threepointers and defeated Southeastern Oklahoma State 101-64 Saturday afternoon in a matchup of two teams who tied atop the Great American Conference Western Division Preseason Poll.
SWOSU was led by sophomore Makyra Tramble who posted career-highs in points, 28, three-pointers made, eight, and rebounds, 17.
Tramble, who was one made 3-pointer away from the Lady Bulldogs program record, also put up 5 assists and 4 steals. The other four starters, Lauren Ramey, 11 points, Macy Gore, 14 points, Karly Gore, 15 points, and Bethany Franks, 10 points, also broke double-digits in a game where the Bulldogs but up 94 shots from the field.
SWOSU only scored 13 points in the first quarter, before turning on the jets, scoring 24 or more in each of the final three quarters. The Lady Bulldogs forced 14 turnovers to help take a 37-31 lead into half before pulling away in the second with the help of big runs throughout and 18 three-pointers made by eight different players.
“We will take the 101 today. We got over the hump in the first half where we didn’t shoot as good as we need to but then got it going in the second half,” Head Coach Kelsi Musick said. “We are capable of all of our players scoring and that is what we need.”