Haley Griffin finished three points shy of her career high as the Ouachita Baptist University women’s basketball team got back into the win column with a 78-57 rout of Christian Brothers Thursday night in a Gulf South Conference West Division contest at Bill Vining Arena.
Griffin was 7-of-14 from the floor and 8-of-9 from the free-throw line to lead all scores with 20 points as the Lady Tigers (11-3 overall, 1-1 GSC West) were 22-of-60 (36.7 percent) from the field and 32-of-40 from the charity stripe. The senior from Arkadelphia also finished one rebound shy of a double-double, with nine.
The Lady Buccaneers (7-8, 0-2) grabbed an 11-6 advantage after two free throws by Kat Butler with 14:46 remaining in the first half. Ouachita rallied and took a 22-19 lead after a 3-pointer by Domino Miller with 8:29 left.
The Lady Tigers closed the half on a 14-2 run to take a 38-26 halftime lead. Ouachita, which shot 36.7 percent from the floor in the first half, were 15-of-17 from the charity stripe and 11-of-30 from the field.
Ouachita opened the second half by outscoring Christian Brothers, 11-4 to put the game out of reach with 16:17 remaining.
Crystal Shelton paced the Lady Buccaneers with 14 points, while Tanaeya Worden added 13 as Christian Brothers were 20-of-58 (34.5 percent) from the field and 16-of-19 from the line.
Ouachita takes to the road for a pair of Gulf South Conference West Division games, starting 2 p.m., Saturday Jan. 17 at Arkansas-Monticello and concluding 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22 at Arkansas Tech. Both games can be heard on the Ouachita Baptist University Athletic Web site at: www.obutigers.com.