Lindsborg, KS — The Oklahoma Wesleyan women’s basketball team got back on winning track on Monday night with a 72-61 victory over Bethany College.
Megan Jones and Nichole Tate combined to score 33 points to lead the Lady Eagles, who were rebounding from a 62-51 defeat to Friends University last week.
Tate scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting and pulled down five rebounds, while Jones collected 15 points and seven boards in the win for the Lady Eagles.
Caithlin Linihan added 12 points to go along with her five rebounds, with freshman point guard Courtney Backward supporting with 11 points and three assists.
Oklahoma Wesleyan, which had a four game win steak snapped by Friends University before the Thanksgiving break, is 5-2 on the season.
Tanya Garner scored 16 points to lead the way for Bethany College.
Nicole Felker and Tasha Wagoner each added 12 points in the defeat for the Swedes, who shot just 37-percent from the field.
Bartlesville, Okla. — Nichole Tate led four home players in double figures in Oklahoma Wesleyan’s battling 64-54 win over Kansas Wesleyan in the OKWU Classic on Saturday night.
The Lady Eagles once again started slowly and found themselves trailing 32-29 at the first half whistle, before rallying to outscore the visitors 35-22 in the second half to take the victory.
Tate shot 6-of-14 from the field to finish the game with 14 points. The sophomore also had seven rebounds on the night.
Courtney Backward scored 13 points, three rebounds and three assists, while Megan Jones had 11 points and Kayla Oleman ended with 10.
The Lady Eagles have also won four in a row and are 4-1 on the season.
Mark Molder’s side will next face Friends University on Tuesday night – a time that handed OKWU its only defeat of the season in the year opener.
Bartlesville, Okla. — Delaney Jones scored 17 points and pulled down six rebounds and the Oklahoma Wesleyan Lady Eagles beat Bethany College (Kan.) 59-38 at home in the OKWU Classic Friday night.
Delaney knocked down 5-of-7 from three point range and shot 6-of-9 from the field in a dominate performance for the Lady Eagles, who have now won three games in a row.
Megan Jones, the twin sister of Delaney, added 10 points and 11 boards in the victory for OKWU, while Nichole Tate had nine points.
Head coach Mark Molder, who after watching his team’s slow start to the game and poor shooting in the first half – which was 10-of-37 from the field and 5-of-17 from behind the arc, was delighted with the Lady Eagles’ second half performance, especially its defensive work.
Tanya Garner led Bethany with 14 points and six rebounds, while Tasha Wagoner committed eight of her team’s 19 turnovers.
The Lady Eagles (3-1) will again be in action on Saturday at 6:00 PM when they take on Kansas Wesleyan.
Winfield, KS — Oklahoma Wesleyan women’s basketball team picked up massive victory on the road after it knocked off No. 16 Southwestern 84-72 in overtime in Winfield Tuesday night.
Sophomore Nichole Tate scored 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting for 58 percent, five rebounds and four assists and transfer junior Megan Jones added a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the way for the Lady Eagles, who are now 2-1 on the season.
Freshman guard Courtney Backward added 12 points and junior Kayla Oleman finished with 10 points in the win.
As a team the Lady Eagles shot 29-of-72 from the field, but were 19-of-21 from the free throw line.
The OKWU women have now won two in a row since losing 62-56 to Friends University in their opener.
Jana Reichenberger led Southwestern College with 22 points and 10 rebounds, Montana Rickey finished with 15 points and Trinicia Shaffer had 11.
The Lady Eagles will next be in action on Friday and Saturday when they host the OKWU Classic.