Lady Eagles try to move up

The Lady Eagles will try to move up in the Sooner Athletic Conference with wins against Oklahoma Christian and Northwestern Oklahoma State this weekend.

JBU currently sits at ninth place in the SAC with a season record of 12-12, 6-10 in conference because of two wins this weekend against Southern Nazarene and the University of Science and Arts (Okla.).

They had hoped to move into eight, but an upset of top-seeded Lubbock Christian (Texas) by Wayland Baptist (Texas) froze out the SAC to any more movement.

LCU followed up their loss against Wayland Baptist with 77-56 win on the road against Oklahoma Christian, who will play JBU tonight.

OC is currently eleventh in the SAC with a record of 7-16, 2-14 in conference.

Senior guard Katy Clift is OC’s leading scorer with 13.7 points per game followed by junior center Katy O’Steen with 13.6. O’Steen is leading her team in rebounds with 5.44 per game followed by sophomore forward and center Roz Hamilton with 4.9.

As a team, they average 70.2 points per game though they are outscored by their opponents, who average 78.
JBU’s strong defense should hold up well against OC and if the Lady Eagle’s offense stays hot like it was last weekend, they should be able to continue their winning streak.

On Saturday, junior guard Sierra Shipley scored 22 points and on Thursday against SNU fellow junior guard Jessica Berlin scored 21 points.
The offense has been rebounding well too, with 18 total offensive rebounds against SNU and 12 against USAO.
JBU’s game on Saturday against NOSU may break that streak though.

Northwestern is currently the sixth seed in the SAC with a record of 11-10, 8-8 in conference.

NOSU won their last game against WBU with a final score of 77-63. The loss pushed Wayland down to the eight seed in the SAC.
Their leading scorer is junior forward Audrey Richmond with 14.00 points per game followed by senior guard Talytha Williams with 11.6.
Junior guard Renee Golliday is their leading rebounder with 6.5 per game followed by senior guard Titania Simmons with 4.9.

NOSU’s averages 70.24 points per game while holding their opponents to 67.7.

The Lady Eagles will face NOSU at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Bill George Arena.

Tonight they play Oklahoma Christian on the road at 6 p.m.