Women’s Basketball Rides Furious Comeback for 66-55 Win at Southwestern

WINFIELD, Kan. – The Oklahoma Wesleyan women’s basketball team used a furious comeback for a 66-55 win at Southwestern on  Saturday afternoon.

Falling behind 27-7 at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Eagles would go on to outscore the Moundbuilders 59-28 over the next three quarters for the victory.

Sarah Short led the way for Oklahoma Wesleyan as she went 8-for-13 from the floor for 17 points and also pulled down four rebounds. Cheyenne Been nailed three triples from deep on her way to 13 points, while she also compiled eight rebounds and eight assists. Tiffany Rieger finished with 12 points and three assists, while Danae Goodwin added 10 points to round out the top scorers for the Lady Eagles.

Mary Hutchins pulled down 11 rebounds to lead OKWU in that category.

As a team, Oklahoma Wesleyan shot 36%(24/66) from the field and 32%(9/28) from behind the three-point line. They outrebounded Southwestern 41 to 36 on the boards and forced the Builders into 18 turnovers.

Jordan Miller led Southwestern in scoring with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the field.

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The Lady Eagles will return home for their next game on Wednesday, February 7th when they host Bethany College. Tip-off against the Swedes is scheduled for 6:00pm.