Brown and Johnson finish conference opening win with double-doubles
January 15, 2021
ALVA, Okla. – The Lady Rangers won their Great American Conference opener of the 2020-2021 season Saturday afternoon, Jan. 9, after topping the Bison of Oklahoma Baptist University, 65-56. NWOSU women’s basketball hadn’t started the season 3-0 since the 2004-2005 season, until now.
Northwestern now leads OBU in the series of GAC history 6-5 after gaining their fourth straight victory over the Bison.
“It was nice to have Bailey Brown back on the floor with us.” Head Coach Tasha Diesselhorst explains. “I thought her and Mya worked really well together, and both of them finishing with a double-double is great to see.”
“I’m really proud of the girls for sticking with it even though we didn’t shoot the ball well.” Diesselhorst says. “I thought down the stretch we executed and made some big plays when we needed to.”
“It always feels good to get that first conference win.” Diesselhorst adds.
The Red-and-Black finished with three players in double digit figures.
Bailey Brown, who just returned for the first game of her senior season, finished just four assists shy of a triple-double. She posted 19 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and two steals. Brown finished 78.6% from the free-throw line making 11-of-14.
Mya Johnson racked up another double-double after ending with 17 points, 11 rebounds and four steals. She finished shooting an impressive 80% or 8-of-10 from inside.
Scout Frame finished with 10 points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal. She shot 100% from the free-throw line after attempting three.
The Lady Rangers shot 33.3% or 20-of-60 from inside but finished with a respective 75% from the free-throw line after making 21-of-28.
Malou Lachenmeier led the way for the Bison with 13 points and four rebounds. Following Lachenmeier was Andreja Peciuraite who finished with 12 points and nine rebounds.
OBU finished shooting 17-of-45 or 37.8% from the field. The Bison went 17-of-23 from the free-throw line and 5-of-20 from outside. Their largest lead of the day was only three points after 10 lead changes.
Northwestern Oklahoma State Lady Rangers now move to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in GAC play.
On Monday Jan. 11, the Red-and-Black will traveled to Weatherford to face the Bulldogs of Southwestern Oklahoma State at 5:30 p.m.