Shelby Graham shoots Lady Eagles to 78-66 win over Haskell


Final Score:  Oklahoma Wesleyan 78, Haskell 66

Shelby Graham leads the OKWU Lady Eagles over Haskell with 23 its
Shelby Graham leads the OKWU Lady Eagles over Haskell with 23 its

Bartlesville, Okla. — Going into tonight’s game head coach Mark Molder had a massive problem.

He was without one of his premier scorers, Delaney Jones, who took sick prior to the game and was not even available to sit on the bench.

This means Molder had to call on one of his better guards, Shelby Graham to step into that pivotal forward role, and the sophomore didn’t disappoint.

Graham scored 12 of her 23 points in the first half and played for almost 37-minutes in the Lady Eagles’ victory. 

Courtney Backward had 14 points, five assists and four rebounds, while Nichole Tate and Kayla Oleman both finished with 12 points apiece.

Tate also added nine rebounds and five assists on the night for the OKWU Lady Eagles, which are now ranked No. 19 in the NAIA Division II Women’s Coaches’ top 25.

Megan Jones supported with nine rebounds and eight points for Oklahoma Wesleyan (15-3, which now won 9-straight games and extended its winning streak to 7-0 in the MCAC conference.

Jennie Coriz paced Haskell University with 18 points and six assists, with Sydney Jessepe finishing with 13 points in the defeat.