Huge win for the defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City U. women's basketball team. The Stars toppled No. 1-ranked Lubbock Christian (Texas) 79-68 on the road last Thursday. The statement win improved the No. 6-ranked Stars to 11-2 overall and 3-0 in the Sooner Athletic Conference. Lubbock Christian fell to 16-1, losing to a team that might be ready to defend its title despite losing a lot of horsepower to graduation.
Desiree Jeffries had 19 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals for OCU. The Del City High product was named Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
*The Northeastern State women's basketball team tied a school-record with 15 3-pointers during its 85-57 rout of Nebraska-Kearney. The RiverHawks put up 26 shots from behind the arc. Taylor Lewis, a senior from Broken Arrow, finished with a game-high 26 points. Lewis was the 3-point queen, sinking 6 of 7 3-point attempts in just 21 minutes.
*Oklahoma Christian U. center Will Reinke was named Sooner Athletic Conference Men's Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. Reinke, a three-time winner this season, averaged 21 points, 14.5 rebounds and 3 blocks as the Eagles lost in overtime to McMurry (Texas) and defeated St. Edward's (Texas) in double OT. Reinke is a 6-foot-10 senior out of Lawton; he was named a preseason NCAA Division II All-American by Basketball Times.
*Oklahoma City U. wrestler Mark Meyer had a huge win before Christmas break. The No. 7-ranked 157-pounder pinned top-ranked Chad Lowman of Grand View (Iowa) during the Duster Duals in Las Vegas. Meyer won it in 6 minutes, 36 seconds. Meyer also pinned Bryce Robbins of Waldorf (Iowa), but the former Midwest City standout lost two matches by decision.