• Greydon Buhlig

Basketball: #21 Lady Dawgs defeat SNU, 98-73

Updated: Jan 24

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By Greydon Buhlig

Sports Editor

Following a strong 3-0 start to the 2020-21 season, the SWOSU Women's Basketball team had earned their first national ranking of the year, entering the D2SIDA Media Poll at #21 this week. On Thursday evening, the Lady Dawgs continued their success story and defeated Southern Nazarene University (SNU) 98-73.

With 4:02 in the 1st frame, Macy Gore nailed a 3 and made it 18-8. The “Chaos” defense created great pressure the whole first quarter and took the lead at the end of it, 22-14.

The defense played well to begin the half and continued to force SNU into turnovers and rushed offensive possessions extending their lead to 17 with 3:36 to go in the 2nd quarter. SNU dropped 13 points in the 2nd quarter, which pales in comparison to SWOSU’s 27. The Lady Dawgs led 49-27 at the end of the half. The Crimson Storm committed 18 turnovers; that led to 12 SWOSU points, but the Lady Dawgs also committed 13 turnovers, but that only led to 2 SNU points.

This sounds like a broken record, but SWOSU’s “Chaos” defense was tenacious to start the 2nd half as SNU only hit 2-7 from the floor and SWOSU led 59-36 with 4:58 in the 3rd. The offense however started slow but steady. The Lady Bulldogs saw their lead jump to a 30-point lead heading into the final quarter, 72-42.

Maddy North started the 4th off strong to extend the lead to 33 and give her 9 points at the 9:41 mark. The Lady Dawgs did their work early and coasted their way to a win over the Crimson Storm and remain undefeated at 4-0, winning the game 98-73

Another huge game from Makyra Tramble as she dropped 23 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and finished with 5 steals. Karly Gore also had a strong game with 18 points and 6 rebounds. 5 SWOSU players scored in double figures tonight and as a team they shot 47.4% from the field while holding SNU to a measly 36% and forcing them to commit 28 turnovers. The only real downside was that the Lady Dawgs committed 20 turnovers themselves.

The Lady Dawgs are heading back home on Saturday for a date with Oklahoma Baptist. That game is set to begin at 2:00 pm in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center.


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