By Doug Self
Sports Information Director 

#17/19 Lady Bulldogs Coast Past SAU to Stay Unbeaten in GAC Play


January 7, 2018

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – The trio of Hayden Priddy, Hailey Tuckerand Tyra Aska combined for 55 points, leading the No. 17/19-ranked Lady Bulldogs to their largest margin of victory this season in a 98-60 win over Southern Arkansas on Saturday afternoon at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center in Weatherford.

SWOSU scored exactly 49 points in each half, posting 25 points in the first and fourth quarters and 24 in the second and third periods to fall just two points shy of their first 100-point scoring outing of the year. The 98 points is a season high for the Lady Dawgs, who hit 14 three-pointers for the game, including seven in the fourth quarter.

Priddy got things going for SWOSU, scoring 13 points in the first quarter to help the Lady Bulldogs build a 25-8 lead after holding SAU to 3-for-20 shooting in the period. The lead grew to 49-23 at the break with SWOSU shooting 56.8% from the field in the first while hitting just two threes.

The Lady Bulldogs got going from behind the arc after the break, especially in the fourth quarter which saw SWOSU hit 7-of-13 attempts from long range to finish 14-for-28 from downtown for the day. Ten different players scored for the Lady Dawgs, helping SWOSU's to a 30-to-11 advantage in bench scoring. Alexa Harvey had eight points off the bench for SWOSU while Taber Beer, Savannah Gray and Penina Faumui had six apiece.

Priddy and Tucker led the way for SWOSU with 20 points apiece while also filling up the stat sheet in a variety of ways. Priddy finished with 20 points, six rebounds, six assists and one block in 28 minutes of action while Tucker totaled her fourth double-double of the season with 20 points and 11 rebounds to go along with four assists, two blocks and one steal. Tyra Aska added 15 points, four steals, three assists and two steals in 33 minutes of action.

SWOSU improves to 11-1 on the year with the win and they remain unblemished in Great American Conference play, now at 6-0. Next up for the Lady Bulldogs is in-state rival East Central, who visits the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on Thursday night at 5:30 pm.


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