State college notebook: Oklahoma City University women topple No. 1 Lubbock Christian
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.
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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.
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