No. 16 Oklahoma State takes down SFA, 85-41
Dec. 6, 2012
STILLWATER, Okla. - The No. 16 Oklahoma State Cowgirls proved to be quite the challenge for the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks, handing SFA an 85-41 loss Thursday evening at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The Ladyjacks (4-4), who played their fourth contest of a current six-game road trip, managed to shoot just 26 percent from the floor for the game compared to 46 percent from the Cowgirls. OSU used their size advantage to outrebound the Ladyjacks, 49-27.
SFA was led in scoring by sophomore guard Brittney Matthew, who scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting, followed by junior transfer KK Jerrell (10 points). Oklahoma State received four double-digit scoring performances, including a game-high 20 points from senior forward Toni Young.
The Ladyjacks were able to hang tough with the Cowgirls in the early going, exchanging the lead six times in the first nine minutes and held an 8-7 lead at the 12:57 mark following a made three-pointer from Matthew. However, from that point on the Cowgirls outscored the Ladyjacks 28-7 over the final 13 minutes.
Oklahoma State (7-0) got a balanced scoring effort in the first 20 minutes, led by eight points from both Bias and Young. The Ladyjacks went nearly eight minutes without scoring before Matthew was able to make a running bank shot at the 4:48 mark to make the score 28-10 in favor of the Cowgirls. During that stretch SFA was outscored 21-0.
In the second half the Cowgirls outscored SFA 27-11 in the first 10 minutes to extend their lead to 64-25 and never looked back.
SFA has two more games on their current six-game road trip but will not be back in action until Dec. 15 when they travel to Houston, Texas for a 2 p.m. game against Rice. The Ladyjacks will then travel to SMU on Dec. 19 to complete the longest road trip of the season.