Storm Holds Off OBU for Win

DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern held Ouachita Baptist without a point for the final four-and-a-half minutes of Saturday afternoon's contest and stayed unbeaten in Great American Conference play with a 65-55 victory in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

The win moves the Savage Storm to 4-1 overall on the year and 2-0 in league play, while the Tigers drop to 0-4 and 0-2.

SE will be back in action on Nov. 25 when it hosts Dallas Christian at 5:30 p.m. in Bloomer Sullivan Arena in the final home event for either basketball team in the fall semester.

The Storm was led on Saturday by Emily Williams who turned in her second-straight double-double, matching her Thursday production with a 13 point and 10 rebound outing. She did most of her scoring damage from long range, finishing 3-of-4 from behind the arc.

She was joined in double-figures by Madison Thames who finished with 11 points.

Shelby Hill added nine points, all coming from three-point range, while Haley Schaefer and Natalie Ruud each added eight.

SE shot 38.3 percent from the field, but was much better from long distance, sinking 11-of-22 three point attempts.

Williams' 10 rebounds led all players on the glass, while Schaefer added seven and the Storm held a 45-to-39 advantage as a team.

Thames also dished out a team-high four assists as the team finished with 15.

The Storm took advantage of turnovers and offensive rebounds, holding a 25-11 edge in points off turnovers and a 17-5 lead in second chance points.

OBU opened with the game's first points, but when Williams drained her first three at the 17:40 mark of the game to make the score 6-4, SE would never trail again.

The Tigers would tie the score at 6-6, but a 10-0 run capped by another Williams three put the Storm in charge with 13:26 to play in the half.

The lead would get as large as 11, but OBU would cut the SE lead to 31-24 at halftime.

The Storm came out a little slow in the second half and the Tigers took advantage, erasing the advantage and tying the game four times, with the last coming at 40-40 with 11:57 to play.

Back-to-back three by Hill and Ruud would put the Storm back in front for good.

OBU would twice get within three points in the remainder of the second half, but SE would score the final five points of the game and keep the Tigers scoreless for more than four minutes to lock up the 65-55 win.


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