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The Oakland City University Lady Oaks women's basketball team, now under head coach Terry Enlow, has earned trips to the women's NCCAA National Tournament twelve times, finishing second in 1993 and 2006. The team has advanced to Regional Tournament competition 24 times.

Front Row: Monique Jones-Murphy, Rashawnda Shamell, D'Nell Greenwell, Raven Greer, Chelsea Jellison, Hailey Menke, Ashley Forbes
Back Row: Head Coach Terry Enlow, Samantha Shoulders, Maggie Simons, Brandi Richardson, Samantha Beatty, Chelsea Gould, Emily Pitkin, Assistant Coach Brad Zellner

 

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Dec. 17, 2014 - Late Game Mistakes Doom Lady Oaks Against Cincinnati-Clermont

The Lady Oaks hosted the Cougars of the University of Cincinnati-Clermont, looking for their fifth win of the year, on Wednesday, in the Johnson Center. After building a 13 point lead in the first half, the Oaks held on to a 39-34 halftime advantage. However, the Oaks were unable to hold the lead, losing by the final score of 71-70.

Chelsea Jellison had game highs in scoring and rebounding, notching 23 points and gabbing 10 rebounds, while shooting 7-13 from the field, including 6-12 from beyond the arc. Hailey Menke battled foul trouble much of the second half, but managed to notch 16 points and seven rebounds, while Samantha Beatty, who started for the injured Raven Greer, tallied 11 points and five assists. Jellison also had six steals in the game.

The Cougars were led in scoring by Tess Jenike, who shot 6-16 from the floor, while going a perfect 9-9 from the foul line to notch 22 points. Meggie Malone scored 20, on 7-16 shooting. Jenike also led the team in rebounding with nine.

For the game, OCU shot 25-61 (41.0%) from the field, making 6-25 (24.0%) from three point range, while scoring on 14-17 (82.4%) from the free throw line. The Cougars made 24-57 (42.1%) of their shots, including 6-24 (25.0%) from beyond the arc, while going 17-18 (94.4%) from the charity stripe.

The Oaks outrebounded the Cougars 39-33, including a 14-8 advantage on the offensive glass. OCU had 16 assists, three more than UC-Clermont, while both teams committed 12 turnovers.

The loss brings OCU's record to 4-9 on the year, as they head into the Christmas break. The Lady Oaks return to action on January 8, when they travel to Columbia, Kentucky, to take on Lindsey Wilson College. Game time is set for 6:00 pm.

Dec. 15, 2014 - Lady Oaks Fall to Kentucky Wesleyan on the Road

Despite holding the lead for parts of both halves, the Oakland City University women's basketball team was unable to hold on for their first road win of the year, losing 66-52 to the Panthers of Kentucky Wesleyan College, in Owensboro, Kentucky, falling to 4-8 on the year.

Hailey Menke led the way for OCU with 12 points, on 6-9 shooting, to go with seven rebounds and three steals. Samantha Shoulders added 10 points, six boards and three blocks, while Chelsea Jellison, who struggled from the field, making just 2-11, added eight points and a game high 13 rebounds.

The Panthers were led in scoring by Haley Cook, who notched a game high 14 points on 4-10 shooting. Erin Dorn was the only other KWC player to reach double figures, making 4-7 shots to post 11 points. Bria Wright and Jade Mills-Harris each grabbed seven rebounds to lead the team.

For the game, OCU shot 18-46 (39.1%) from the field, including 4-17 (23.5%) from beyond the arc, while scoring on 12-14 (85.7%) from the foul line. KWC made 20-61 (32.8%) from the floor, knocking down 4-18 (22.2%) from long range, while making 22-25 (88.0%) from the charity stripe.

The Oaks were outrebounded in the game 38-33, due to a deficit of 16-6 on the offensive glass. OCU handed out 10 assists while turning the ball over 23 times, compared to just eight assists and 14 errors for the host Panthers.

Next up for the Oaks is a contest against the Cougars of the University of Cincinnati-Clermont, hosted in the Johnson Center on Wednesday, December 17, tipping off at 5:00 pm.

Dec. 13, 2014 - Chelsea Jellison Leads the Lady Oaks to Victory Over Ohio State-Mansfield

OCU sophomore Chelsea Jellison scored a game high 19 points, as the Lady Oaks cruised to a 67-42 victory over the Mavericks of Ohio State University-Mansfield, giving OCU a record of 4-7 on the year.

Jellison was 7-15 from the field, including 3-8 from three point range, while picking up a game best seven steals. Raven Greer was the only other OCU player to reach double figures, making 4-13 shots to post 13 points. D'Nell Greenwell came off the bench to score nine points, while Hailey Menke added eight. Emily Pitkin notched seven points to go with a team high eight rebounds, while blocking two shots.

The Mavericks, playing with just five healthy players, were led in scoring by Lisa Tittle, who shot 5-11 from the floor, making 1-2 from three point range, to notch 12 points. Justus Lee added nine points, while Lauren Ladd, Emma Lambert and LeAunna Mallard each had seven to round out the OSU-M line. Ladd led the game in rebounding, hauling in 10 missed shots.

For the game, the Oaks shot 27-71 (38.0%) from the field, including 5-18 (27.8%) from beyond the arc, while scoring on a perfect 8-8 (100.0%) from the charity stripe. The Mavericks made 16-43 (37.2%) of their shot attempts, knocking down 1-4 (25.0%) from long range, while going 9-16 (56.3%) from the foul line.

The Oaks were outrebounded in the game 38-36, despite a 17-10 advantage on the offensive glass. OCU had 16 assists to go with 11 assists, while the Mavericks handed out seven helpers while turning the ball over 26 times.

Next up for the Oaks is a trip to Owensboro, Kentucky, to take on Kentucky Wesleyan University on Monday, December 15. Game time is slated for 7:00 pm.

Dec. 11, 2014 - Lady Oaks Fall to 3-7 with Loss Against St. Catharine College

Playing with just eight healthy players, the Lady Oaks hosted the Patriots of St. Catharine College on Thursday night, in the Johnson Center, hoping to gain their fourth win of the year. After leading 22-19 at halftime, in a game that saw five lead changes and 11 tied scores, the Oaks were unable to hold off the visiting Patriots, falling by the eventual score of 53-50.

Chelsea Jellison led all scorers in the game, despite shooting just 3-14 from the field, notching 14 points. Raven Greer was the only other OCU players to reach double digits in the scoring column, making 4-19 shots, to post 10 points. Emily Pitkin had a game high 13 rebounds, while scoring eight points and picking up six blocked shots, while Hailey Menke, making her second start in a row, tallied six points and hauled in 11 missed shots.

The Patriots were led in scoring by Sasha Ruiz-Lopez, who came off the bench to scored 14 points on 6-13 shooting. Miranda WIlson added 11, while Cora Moore chipped in with 10. Heather Sandlin tallied six points, while leading the team with nine rebounds, eight assists and three steals.

For the game, OCU shot 18-64 (28.1%) from the field, including 2-12 (16.7%) from three point range, while making 12-15 (80.0%) from the charity stripe. The Patriots shot 18-58 (31.0%), making 6-11 (54.5%) of their three point attempts, while scoring on 11-18 (61.1%) from the foul line.

The Oaks were outrebounded in the game 49-45, including a deficit of 16-15 on the offensive end. OCU had 11 assists while turning the ball over 12 times, compared to 10 assists and 17 errors for the visitors. The Oaks managed to block a dozen shots, compared to just three for SCC.

The loss moves the Lady Oaks to 3-7 on the season, heading into a matchup against the Mavericks of Ohio State University-Mansfield, who will come into the Johnson Center on Saturday. Game time is scheduled for 1:00 pm.

Dec. 9, 2014 - Purple Aces Too Much for Lady Oaks

The Lady Oaks traveled to the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, to take on the Purple Aces of the University of Evansville, facing their first NCAA DI opponent of the year. After leading by as many as five points early in the game, the Oaks fell behind and were unable to recover, losing by the eventual score of 81-40.

Chelsea Jellison led the Oaks in scoring with 17 points, shooting 6-13 from the field, including 5-9 from beyond the arc, before fouling out in 26 minutes of play. Samantha Shoulders added eight points, while Hailey Menke chipped in with six. Emily Pitkin came off the bench to total three blocked shots.

The Aces were led in scoring by Sara Dickey, who knocked down 10-19 shot attempts on her way to a game high 22 points. Mallory Ladd had a double double with 18 points and 14 rebounds, while Sasha Robinson had 14 counters and a game high 18 boards.

For the game, OCU shot 15-55 (27.3%) from the field, making 6-19 (31.6%) from three point range, while scoring on a perfect 4-4 from the foul line. UE made 34-76 (44.7%) of their shots, including 5-16 (31.5%) from long range, while knocking down 8-12 (66.7%) from the free throw line.

The Oaks were outrebounded in the game 55-29, including a deficit of 25-10 on the offensive glass. OCU had 13 assists while committing 22 turnovers, compared to 20 assists and 14 errors for the host Aces.

Next up for the Lady Oaks, now 3-6 on the year, is a matchup against the Patriots of St. Catharine College on Thursday, in the Johnson Center. Game time is slated for 7:00 pm.

Dec. 6, 2014 - Chelsea Jellison Leads the Lady Oaks to Victory Over Cougars

After eight ties and two lead changes in the first half, the Lady Oaks found themselves leading 39-31 at the break against the Cougars of Ohio University-Lancaster. The second half saw OCU pull away, winning by the eventual score of 77-62.

Chelsea Jellison led all scorers in the game, shooting 9-14 from the floor, including 6-11 from beyond the arc, to notch 27 points. Hailey Menke came off the bench to notch a season high, shooting 7-12 from the field to post 16 counters. Rashawnda Shamell and Raven Greer each had 13 points, while Greer hauled in a career high 10 rebounds to post her first double-double of the year. Greer also had a game high seven assists, while Jellison picked up seven steals in the win.

The Cougars were led in scoring by Morgan Kirkbride, who shot 5-11 from the field, making 5-9 from long range, scoring 21 points. Abbie Linton fell one point shy of a double double, scoring nine points and grabbing ten rebounds. Paige Stought chipped in with nine points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

For the game, OCU shot 28-68 (41.2%) from the field, including 10-22 (45.5%) from three point range, while scoring on 11-14 (78.6%) from the foul line. The Cougars made 21-55 (38.2%) of their shots, knocking down 7-22 (31.8%) from beyond the arc, while connecting on 13-16 (81.3%) from the charity stripe.

The Oaks were outrebounded in the game 40-36, with each team grabbing 13 offensive boards. OCU had 20 assists and 10 turnovers, compared to 18 helpers and 23 errors by the visitors. The Oaks also picked up a season best 15 steals in the win.

Next up for the Lady Oaks, who improved to 3-5 on the year, is a matchup against NCAA DI opponent as they travel to Evansville, Indiana, to take on the Purple Aces of the University of Evansville, on Tuesday, December 9. Game time is set for 11:00 in the morning.

Dec. 3, 2014 - Prairie Stars Outlast Lady Oaks

The Lady Oaks traveled to Springfield, Illinois, to take on the Prairie Stars of the University of Illinois-Springfield, hoping to earn their third win of the season. However, after leading for 28 of the first 30 minutes of the game, the Oaks found themselves trailing by 10 with just over five minutes to play, thanks to an 11-0 run by UIS. OCU managed to put together a run of their own, scoring the next nine points to cut the lead to two, but were unable to score again, losing by the final score of 61-55.

Raven Greer led all scorers in the game with 17 points, while shooting just 7-21 from the floor, including 2-7 from beyond the arc. Samantha Shoulders also reached double digits in the scoring column, posting 14 points on 5-11 shooting. Chelsea Jellison was held to just five points, but managed to haul in a team best seven rebounds, while Greer picked up five steals.

The Prairie Stars were led in scoring by Briana Starks, who came off the bench to notch 15 points. Syerra Cunningham tallied a double double with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Shelbi Patterson added 12, followed by 10 counters from Courtney Knuckles.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 21-58 (36.2%) from the field, including 4-16 (25.0%) from beyond the arc, while making 9-11 (81.8%) from the foul line. The Prairie Stars knocked down 25-67 (37.3%) of their shots, despite shooting a dismal 1-16 (6.3%) from three point range, and made 10-18 (55.6%) from the charity stripe.

The Oaks were outrebounded in the game 57-27, including a 25-6 deficit on the offensive glass. However, they turned the ball over just 11 times while picking up nine steals, compared to 16 turnovers and six steals for the host Stars.

Next up for the Lady Oaks in a matchup against the Cougars of Ohio University-Lancaster on Saturday, December 6, tipping off at 1:00 pm in the Johnson Center.

Nov. 29, 2014 - Lady Oaks held to 49 Points in Loss Against IU-Southeast Grenadiers

Looking to avenge last season's 98-72 loss, the Lady Oaks hosted the Grenadiers of Indiana University-Southeast in the Johnson Center. However, OCU was held to their lowest point total since Bluefield College held them to 47 points on March 10, 2012, en route to a 69-49 loss, dropping their record to 2-4 on the year.

Chelsea Jellison made 5-12 from the field, including 3-7 from beyond the arc to score a game high 13 points. Samantha Shoulders came within one rebound of notching a double-double, with 12 points and nine boards, while Raven Greer also had a dozen counters.

The Grenadiers were led in scoring by Megan Cureton, who had 13 points on 5-13 shooting, while making 3-6 from long range. Heather Wheat added 12 points, while handing out a game high six assists. Tori Kingsley came off the bench to post a double-double, scoring 11 points while hauling in 13 missed shots. Riley Kaiser also reached double figures for the visiting team, with 10.

For the game, OCU shot 19-59 (32.2%) from the field, including a season worst 4-19 (21.1%) from beyond the arc, while shooting 7-11 (63.6%) from the foul line. IU-S made 23-57 (40.4%) of their shot attempts, going 8-22 (36.4%) from long range, while scoring on 15-18 (83.3%) from the charity stripe.

The Oaks were outrebounded in the game 46-34, including a 13-11 deficit on the offensive glass. OCU had 12 assists and 18 turnovers, compared to 13 assists and 17 errors for the Grenadiers. The Lady Oaks were able to block four shots, one more than their opponents, while picking up 11 steals in the game, two more than IU-S.

The loss, the team's third straight, drops their record to 2-4 on the year heading into their game on Wednesday, when they go on the road to take on the Prairie Stars of the University of Illinois-Springfield.

Nov. 18, 2014 - Raven Greer Scores Career High in Win Over IU-Kokomo Cougars

The Lady Oaks hosted the Cougars of Indiana University-Kokomo on Tuesday, November 18, in the Johnson Center, in search of their second win of the young season. When the final horn sounded, OCU found themselves on top 86-62, moving the team to 2-1 on the year.

Raven Greer led all scorers in the game, posting a career high 32 points on 12-23 shooting, including 6-9 from three point range. Chelsea Jellison added 14 points, followed by Rashawnda Shamell's 13. Samantha Shoulders chipped in with 12. Hailey Menke came off the bench to haul in a team best seven rebounds, while Greer handed out a game high five assists and picked up four steals.

The Cougars were led in scoring by Tabitha DeWitt, who came off the bench to score 13 points on 5-10 shooting. Lela Crawford was the only other IU-K player to reach double figures, notching 10. Nevada Jones had a game high eight rebounds, while scoring eight points.

For the game, OCU shot 32-70 (45.7%) from the field, including 10-23 (43.5%) from beyond the arc, and made 12-14 (85.7%) from the foul line. The Cougars were 23-64 (35.9%) from the floor, knocking down just 3-18 (16.7%) from long range, and scored on 13-15 (86.7%) from the charity stripe.

The Oaks were outrebounded 42-39, including a 14-10 deficit on the offensive glass. The Oaks trailed 28-26 in the paint and 13-7 on second chance points, but led in points scored off of turnovers 33-8. OCU had 21 assists and 12 turnovers, compared to just eight assists and 24 errors for the visitors.

The win give the Lady Oak a record of 2-1 as they head to Laie, Hawaii, for two games against the Seasiders of BYU-Hawaii on Saturday, November 22, and again on Monday, November 24.

Nov. 15, 2014 - #19 Lindsey Wilson College Proves too Much for Lady Oaks

In their second game of the season in as many days, the Lady Oaks hosted the Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson College, ranked #19 in the NAIA. After trailing by a mere four points at halftime, with the score at 35-31, OCU fell behind late, eventually losing 75-57.

Chelsea Jellison scored a game best 20 points, shooting 7-12 from the floor, including 4-8 from three point range. Raven Greer was the only other OCU player to reach double figures, posting 15 points on 6-14 shooting. Rashawnda Shamell and D'Nell Greenwell each had five rebounds, while Samantha Shoulders totaled three blocked shots.

The Blue Raiders had four players in double figures, led by Chanel Roberts, who scored 18 points. Michelle Montgomery chipped in with 12, while Billie Hearn and Bre Elder each added 11. Montgomery and Roberts each had double-doubles, with 14 and 10 rebounds respectively. Elder led the team in steals, picking up three.

For the game, OCU shot 22-65 (33.8%) from the field, including 9-26 (34.6%) from long range, while scoring on 4-5 (80.0%) from the foul line. LWC made 25-63 (39.7%) of their shots, knocking down 5-16 (31.3%) from beyond the arc, and scored on 20-24 (83.3%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks were outscored in the paint 38-20, while trailing 32-15 in second chance points. The Raiders held a 56-28 rebounding edge, including a 22-10 lead on the offensive boards. OCU did manage 13 assists while turning the ball over 17 times, while LWC had nine assists and 22 turnovers.

Next up for the Oaks is a home matchup against Indiana University-Kokomo on Tuesday, November 18, starting at 6:00 pm.

Nov. 14, 2014 - Season Opener Ends in Hard-Fought Victory for Lady Oaks

A new era in OCU women's basketball began in the Johnson Center tonight, as the Lady Oaks hosted the Fighting Scots of Ohio Valley University. Terry Enlow made his coaching debut for the Lady Oaks, leading the team to a 77-71 victory as the 2014-15 season kicked off for the team.
Raven Greer led all scorers in the game, posting 27 points on 8-20 shooting, including 1-5 from three point range, while going 10-13 from the foul line. Hailey Menke was the only other OCU player to reach double digits, notching 10 points. Samantha Shoulders and Chelsea Jellison each had nine points while grabbing seven rebounds each to lead the team. Greer also led the team in assists with six, while Rashawnda Shamell tallied four steals, and Emily Pitkin blocked two shots.

Ohio Valley had four players in double figure scoring, led by Ndeye Meissa Diop, who scored 19 points. Ghahmeera McCullers tallied 18, followed by 13 from Danielle Dunnagan and 10 from Angelique Green. Amy Brooks had a game high 15 rebounds to go with eight points. McCullers also handed out six assists.

For the game, OCU shot 26-64 (40.6) from the field, including 5-15 (33.3%) from beyond the arc, while making 20-26 (76.9%) from the free throw line. The Fighting Scots made 25-65 (38.5%) shot attempts, knocking down 9-31 (29.0%) from long range, and scoring on 12-14 (85.7%) from the charity stripe.

The Oaks were outrebounded in the game 45-34, including a 20-13 deficit on the offensive glass. Both teams had 13 assists, but the Oaks won the turnover battle 23-13. OCU was outscored 28-24 in the paint, and trailed 26-12 in second chance points, but were able to turn a 30-27 halftime lead into their first win of the year.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a matchup against Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday, November 15, in the Johnson Center. Tip off is slated for 1:00 pm.

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Feb. 26, 2014 - Lady Oaks Defeat Lynx to Avenge Earlier Loss; Qualify for NCCAA Regional

The Lady Oaks hosted the Lynx of Lindenwood University-Belleville on Wednesday, February 26, a team the took to overtime before losing 79-75 on January 14. The score was similar this time around, but OCU was on top, winning by the score of 82-77. The win gave the Lady Oaks their 10th win of the year, earning the team a trip to the NCCAA Midwest Regional Tournament.

Brooke Jackson led the Lady Oaks in scoring, knocking down 7-11 from the field to score 14 points. Lyndi Tedder and Whitney Malin added 13 each, while Brandi Richardson chipped in with 10 points. Malin grabbed a team best nine missed shots, while Richardson handed out a game high six assists.

The Lynx were led by Shelby Kohrman, who scored 30 points on 9-20 shooting, including 4-7 from beyond the arc, while going 8-9 from the foul line. Diamond Burt had a double-double in the game, notching 14 points to go with 11 rebounds. Burt also led the team with five assists.

For the game, OCU shot 29-64 (45.3%) from the field, including 9-28 (32.1%) from long range, while making 15-19 (78.9%) from the free throw line. The Lynx managed to connect on 29-69 (42.0%) from the floor, knocking down 6-15 (40.0%) from beyond the arc, while scoring on 13-21 (61.9%) from the charity stripe.

The Oaks won the battle on the boards, pulling down 44 rebounds, four more than LU-B, despite a 13-11 deficit on the offensive glass. OCU handed out 18 assists, two more the the Lynx, while both teams committed 11 turnovers in the game.

Next up for OCU is a contest against the Panthers of Kentucky Wesleyan College on Saturday, March 1, in Owensboro, Kentucky. Game time is scheduled for 1:00 pm.

Feb. 22, 2014 - Senior Day Matchup Against Campbellsville Proves Too Great a Task for Lady Oaks

Oakland City University's women's basketball team hosted the Tigers of Campbellsville University, ranked fifth in the NAIA Division I, on senior day, honoring the outstanding careers of five Lady Oaks players. After trailing 44-27 at halftime, OCU was unable to mount any sustained comeback, losing by the eventual score of 86-52.

Lyndi Tedder, Whitney Malin, Jessica Hobson, Chelsea Jones and Brooke Jackson were each recognized prior to the game. Brandi Richardson led the Oaks in scoring, tallying 13 points while coming off the bench for the first time this season. Jackson and Tedder each notched 12, while Malin added six. Hope Marigny pulled down a team best five rebounds, while Tedder handed out a team best four assists.

The Tigers had just two players reach double figures in scoring, led by Angie Lawrence, who scored 13 points off the bench. Daizah Kimberland chipped in with 11, while Caroline Owen added nine. Lindsey Burd, Ellen Sholtes and Lawrence each grabbed five rebounds to lead CU, while Katie Allen and Sholtes handed out five assists apiece.

For the game, OCU shot 19-61 (31.1%) from the field, including 7-26 (26.9%) from three point range, while making 7-8 (87.5%) from the foul line. The Tigers connected on 31-60 (51.7%) from the floor, making 6-13 (46.2%) from beyond the arc, and scored on 18-27 (66.7%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks were outrebounded 55-22, including a deficit of 17-5 on the offensive glass. OCU handed out 15 assists while turning the ball over 16 times, compared to 21 assists and 19 turnovers by the visiting Tigers.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a contest against Lindenwood University-Belleville on Wednesday, February 26, at 7:00 pm, in the Johnson Center.

Feb. 11, 2014 - Lady Oaks Knock Off St. Mary of the Woods on Education Day

The Lady Oaks hosted the Pomeroys of St. Mary of the Woods College on Tuesday, February 11, at 11:00 am, turning a modest 29-27 halftime advantage into a 90-77 victory. It was the first annual Education Day, with approximately 300 students from area elementary schools in attendance.

After struggling to find their shooting rhythm throughout the first half, managing to make just 10-46 (21.7%) from the field, the Lady Oaks found a solution, shooting 20-40 (50.0%) in the second half to pull away down the stretch.

The Oaks were led by Lyndi Tedder, who scored 24 points, shooting 9-21 from the field, including 4-10 from beyond the arc. Whitney Malin notched a double-double, scoring 14 points and hauling in 11 rebounds. Kolbi Edens chipped in with 12 points off the bench.

St. Mary of the Woods had five players reach double figures in scoring, led by Na-Shaunda Rayford's 15 points off the bench. Mikayla Kinneer added 13, followed by Ja-Breena Gardner' 11 points and 13 rebounds. Madeline Pea and Chelsea Weaver each had 10 points, while Pea hauled in 10 rebounds.

For the game, OCU shot 30-86 (34.9%) from the field, including 9-34 (26.5%) from beyond the arc, while making 21-26 (80.8%) from the foul line. SMWC scored on 27-66 (40.9%) of their shot attempts, making 9-29 (31.0%) from long range, and connected on 14-28 (50.0%) from the charity stripe.

OCU held a narrow 54-52 lead in rebounding, thanks to a 24-14 edge on the offensive glass. The Lady Oaks handed out 21 assists while turning the ball over 12 times, while the Pomeroys had 14 assists and 23 turnovers.

Next up for the Oaks is a trip to Bluefield, West Virginia, to take on Bluefield State College, a team they lost to on December 6, by the score of 85-70. They will take on the Blues on Saturday, February 15, tipping off at 1:00 pm CST.

Feb. 8, 2014 - Homecoming Heartbreaker Ends with Lady Oaks Losing to Eagles of RMU-Springfield in Overtime; Lyndi Tedder Honored

Returning home for the first time in over a month, the Lady Oaks hosted the Eagles of Robert Morris University-Springfield on Saturday, February 8, on homecoming day. After leading 41-29 at halftime, the Lady Oaks had to scramble to force overtime, eventually losing by the final score of 87-85, in a game that saw ten ties and 12 lead changes.

Lyndi Tedder was honored prior to the game as the newest member of the 1,000 point club, aa mark she reached against St. Joseph's College on February 3. Tedder led the Lady Oaks in scoring, posting a game high 28 points. Chelsea Jones added 15, followed by 12 from Whitney Malin. Raven Greer added 10 points off the bench. Kayla White hauled in a team best seven rebounds, while Malin led the Oaks with seven assists.

The Eagles were led in scoring by Cassandra Baker, who notched 28 points, followed by a double-double effort from Marquichea Burns, who scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Stephanie House notched 16 points off the bench, while Ellie Krone chipped in with 13 as a starter.

For the game, OCU shot just 28-81 (34.6%) from the field, making 9-26 (34.6%) from beyond the arc, while scoring on 20-27 (74.1%) from the free throw line. The Eagles scored on 29-62 (46.8%) of their shot attempts, knocking down 4-14 (28.6%) from long range, and scored on 25-34 (74.5%) at the line.

The Lady Oaks were outrebounded 54-41, despite leading 14-12 on the offensive glass. OCU had 17 assists and as many turnovers, while the Eagles handed out 19 helpers and turned the ball over 29 times.

Next up for the Oaks is a matchup against the Pomeroys of St. Mary of the Woods College on Tuesday, February 11, tipping off at 11:00 am, in the Johnson Center. Area schools have been invited to participate in the first annual Education Day, with planned activities for students during the game.

Jan. 7, 2014 - Lyndi Tedder Paces Lady Oaks to Fourth Straight Win, Defeating Central Christian College

Lyndi Tedder pulled within 40 points of joining the 1,000 point club, leading the Lady Oaks to their fourth straight victory, knocking off the visiting Saints of Central Christian College of the Bible 98-60.

Tedder shot 7-11 from the field, including 3-6 from three point range, to tally a game high 17 points, reaching 960 as a Lady Oak. Brooke Jackson made 6-7 shots on her way to a 14 point night, followed by 13 counters from Chelsea Jones. Kolbi Edens came off the bench to score 12 points, her fourth game scoring in double figures. Kaebra LaGrange hauled in a game high seven rebounds to go with nine points, while Brandi Richardson handed out a team high five assists.

The Saints had four players score in double figures, led by Kelsi Mueller, who shot 6-12 from the floor to notch 16 points. Kylie Ducat added 13, while Taylor Salmons and Tianna Terry each scored 10. Salmons, Mueller and Katie Kelley each grabbed four rebounds to lead the team, while Katelynn Frazier handed out a game high six assists and picked up five steals.

For the game, OCU shot 39-71 (54.9%) from the field, including 12-26 (46.2%) from beyond the arc, while making 8-12 (66.7%) from the charity stripe. CCCB made 21-51 (41.2%) from the floor, including 5-14 (35.7%) from long range, while scoring on 13-15 (86.7%) of the free throw attempts.

The Lady Oaks held a 37-28 rebounding edge, including a 14-9 lead on the offensive glass. OCU handed out 30 assists while committing 10 turnovers, compared to 12 assists and 24 turnovers for the Saints.

The win improves to Oaks to 7-8 on the year, heading into a road matchup against Lindenwood University-Belleville in Belleville, Illinois, on Tuesday, January 14, tipping off at 7:00 pm.

Jan. 7, 2014 - Lady Oaks Improve to 6-8, Defeating Ohio-Lancaster 87-68

The Oakland City University women's basketball team hosted the Cougars of Ohio University-Lancaster on Tuesday, January 7. The Lady Oaks turned a 44-30 halftime lead into an 87-68 victory, improving to 6-8 on the season.

Whitney Malin led posted a game best 16 points, a season high, shooting 6-8 from the field, including a perfect 4-4 from three point range. Brooke Jackson was 5-6 from the floor, making all three of her shots from beyond the arc, tallying 13 points. Lyndi Tedder added 12 counters, matching the total posted by Hailey Menke off the bench. Malin, Chelsea Jones and Kayla White each pulled down seven rebounds to lead the team, while Jones handed out a team best four assists.

The Cougars were led in scoring by Paige Stought, who shot 9-20 from the field and 3-4 from the foul line to notch a game high 21 points. Stought rounded out a double-double in the game by pulling down game high 10 rebounds. Morgan Kirkbride and Abbie Linton each scored 11 counters, while Britney Barwick added 10 off the bench.

For the game, OCU shot 34-70 (48.6%) from the field, including 9-22 (40.9%) from long range, while connecting on 10-11 (90.9%) from the foul line. OU-L went a combined 24-59 (40.7%) from the floor, making 4-17 (23.5%) from beyond the arc, and scoring on 16-24 (66.7%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks managed a 39-36 rebounding advantage, with both teams pulling down 14 offensive boards. OCU had 23 assists in the game while turning the ball over 17 times, compared to 14 assists and 19 turnovers for the visitors.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a matchup against the Saints of Central Christian College of the Bible on Thursday, January 9, in the Johnson Center. Game time is scheduled for 6:00 pm.

Jan. 5, 2014 - Oakland City Women's Basketball Stifles Mavericks of OSU-Mansfield

The Lady Oaks hosted the Mavericks of Ohio State University-Mansfield on Sunday, January 5, their second game in as many days, opening up a 55-17 halftime advantage before cruising to an easy 99-27 victory, improving their record to 5-8 on the season.

Brooke Jackson shot 8-11 from the field, including 2-3 from beyond the arc, to scored 18 points, leading the Lady Oaks, while pulling down a team high eight rebounds. Lyndi Tedder made 6-12 from the field, including 2-4 from long range, to notch 14 points, while Kolbi Edens came off the bench to add 14 of her own, one point short of her career high, making 5-6 from the floor, including 2-3 from beyond the arc.

The Mavericks only had four players score in the game, led by Alyssa Tilton's 13 point effort. Tilton made 5-15 from the floor, including 3-9 from beyond the arc. Paige Wagner added nine points, followed by three points from Lisa Tittle and two from Jordan Kuns. Kuns also led the team in rebounds, with four.

For the game, OCU shot 40-71 (56.3%) from the floor, making 10-22 (45.5%) from beyond the arc, and scored on 9-11 (81.8%) from the free throw line. OSU-Mansfield managed to make only 8-50 (16.0%) from the field, including 3-28 (10.7%) from long range, while shooting 8-9 (88.9%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks outrebounded the Mavericks 53-22, including an advantage of 15-5 on the offensive glass. OCU handed out 32 assists, three behind the school record, set during the 1991-92 season, while turning the ball over nine times. OSU-M had three assists and 19 turnovers.

The win improves the Lady Oaks to 5-8 on the year, heading into their matchup against Ohio University Lancaster on Tuesday, January 7, in the Johnson Center. Game time is set for 5:00 pm.

Jan. 4, 2014 - Lady Oaks Handle ThunderHawks of Miami-Middletown with Ease

The OCU women's basketball team returned to action following Christmas vacation, facing the ThunderHawks of Miami University-Middletown. After leading 61-38 at the half, the Lady Oaks were able to further build on their lead, winning by the final score of 111-66.

Lyndi Tedder led five Lady Oaks in double figures, knocking down 7-13 field goal attempts, including 4-5 from three point range, to notch 18 points. Hope Marigny came off the bench to add 14 points on 6-9 shooting, while Raven Greer and Kolbi Edens each added 13. Chelsea Jones also scored in double figures, notching 11 points in the win. Kaebra LaGrange hauled in a game high ten rebounds, while Brandi Richardson handed out nine assists.

Miami-Middletown was led in scoring by Ashley Heard, who scored a game high 21 points on 5-11 shooting from the field, including 3-6 from beyond the arc, and a perfect 8-8 from the free throw line. Tierra Tidwell and Maryah Martin each added 14 points, followed by ten from Chrissy Robinson. Megan Tolson led the ThunderHawks in rebounding, pulling down seven missed shots.

For the game, OCU shot 45-95 (47.4%) from the field, including 12-27 (44.4%) from beyond the three point line, and knocked down 9-11 (81.8%) of their free throw attempts. The ThunderHawks made 22-61 (36.1%) of their field goal tries, shooting 7-17 (41.2%) from long range, and scored on 15-24 (62.5%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks outrebounded MU-M 61-34, including a 29-11 advantage on the offensive glass. OCU handed out 30 assists while turning the ball over 14 times, compared to eight assists and 23 turnovers for MU-M. The Lady Oaks also picked up 17 steals, tying their season high for the year, while setting a new season best for blocks, with six.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a matchup against the Mavericks of Ohio State University-Mansfield on Sunday, January 5, at 1:00 pm.

Dec. 21, 2013 - Prairie Stars Outlast Lady Oaks in Rematch

The Oakland City University women's basketball team hosted the Prairie Stars of the University of Illinois-Springfield on Saturday, December 21, a team they defeated on the road 73-71 on December 4. After leading by one at halftime, 38-37, the Lady Oaks were unable to hold on to the lead, losing 76-63.

Lyndi Tedder led all scorers in the game, shooting 5-12 from the field, including 2-4 from three point range, to post 14 points. Chelsea Jones added 13 counters, on 5-9 shooting, including 3-6 form long range. Kayla White led the Oaks in rebounding, hauling in six missed shots, while Whitney Malin blocked a game high two shots to go with nine points.

The Prairie Stars were led in scoring Megan Bergerud, who shot 5-12 from the field, including 3-4 from beyond the arc, to tally 13 points, followed by 12 from Courtney Knuckles. Cassie Wolfe chipped in with 11, followed by 10 points from Elizabeth Kelly. Mallory Beck grabbed a game high 13 rebounds.

For the second game in a row, the Lady Oaks outrebounded their opponents, narrowly edging the Prairie Stars by one at 37-36, despite falling short 10-7 on the offensive glass. OCU handed out 12 assists while turning the ball over 16 times, compared to 21 assists and eight turnovers for the Prairie Stars.

For the game, OCU shot 22-54 (40.7%) from the field, including 10-20 (50.0%) from three point range. The Prairie Stars connected on 30-67 (44.8%) from the floor, making 7-20 (35.0%) from beyond the arc. Both teams shot 9-12 (75.0%) from the free throw line.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a matchup against the ThunderHawks of Miami University-Middletown, on Saturday, January 4, at 1:00 pm, in the Johnson Center.

Dec. 17, 2013 - Five Players Score Double Figures as Lady Oaks Route Visiting Golden Eagles

The Lady Oaks basketball team hosted the Kent State University-Tuscarawas Golden Eagles on Tuesday, December 17, in the Johnson Center. After leading 49-25 at halftime, OCU was able to continue to pull away, winning by the final score of 100-39.

Chelsea Jones led all scorers in the game, shooting 8-14 from the field, including 3-5 from three point range, to notch 21. Lyndi Tedder added 19 points on 8-11 shooting, including 3-5 threes. Kolbi Edens connected on 5-9 from three point range to score a career high 15 points off the bench. Hope Marigny fell just one point shy of her career best, scoring 13 points on 4-5 shooting from the field and 5-6 from the foul line. Whitney Malin also reached double figures, adding 11 points to the OCU side of the ledger. Lindsay Shell pulled down a career best seven rebounds, the most in the game, while Jessica Hobson handed out six assists, and Hailey Menke rounded out the balanced team effort by leading the game with four steals.

The Golden Eagles were led in scoring by Sharde Collier, who made 2-5 from the field, including both of her three point attempts, while making 4-6 from the charity stripe. Alleigha Church-Green led the team in rebounding, hauling in six missed shots, as well as picking up three steals.

For the game, OCU shot 37-73 (50.7%) from the field, their second best shooting night of the year, including 13-24 (54.2%) from three point range, a season high. The Oaks also shot 13-16 (81.3%) from the free throw line. KSU-T made 12-51 (23.5%) from the field, managing 2-8 (25.0%) from beyond the arc, while connecting on 13-22 (59.1%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks outrebounded their opponents for the first time this year, pulling down a season high 43 missed shots, compared to 37 by the Golden Eagles. OCU also reached season highs in assists, with 31, fewest turnovers, with six, and steals, with 17.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a rematch against the Prairie Stars of the University of Illinois-Springfield, a team they defeated 73-71 on the road on December 3. The rematch is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 21, in the Johnson Center, tipping off at 1:00 pm CST.

Dec. 6, 2013 - Lady Oaks Unable to Weather the Storm, Lose to Bluefield State College

The OCU women's basketball team hosted the Bluefield State College Blues on Friday, December 6, amid the largest snow storm in years. After trailing 46-24 at the half, the Lady Oaks were unable to overcome the deficit, losing by the score of 85-70.

Lyndi Tedder led the way for the Oaks in scoring, knocking down 7-15 shot attempts, including 3-6 from long range, to score 18 points. Brooke Jackson made all five of her field goal attempts, while shooting 2-3 from the free throw line to notch 12 counters, while Whitney Malin added 10 points on a pair of three pointers and four foul shots. Brandi Richardson handed out six assists, while joining Hailey Menke to lead the team in rebounding with six each.

Bluefield State was led in scoring by Shay Gravely, who shot 7-13 from the field, including 3-4 from beyond the arc, to tally a game high 19 points. Tasia Nolan added 12 points, on 6-8 shooting, while grabbing a game high nine rebounds. Adana David and Jenaya Jackson also reached double figures for the Blues, tallying 10 points each.

For the game, OCU shot 22-56 (39.3%) from the field, including 9-27 (33.3%) from three point range, while making 17-20 (85.0%) from the free throw line. BSC connected on 37-70 (52.9%) of their shot attempts, making 5-11 (45.5%) from beyond the arc, and scored on 6-13 (46.2%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks were outrebounded 50-25 in the game, including a deficit of 18-4 on the offensive glass. OCU handed out 16 assists and turned the ball over 14 times, while BSC had 15 assists and 17 errors.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a matchup against Kent State University-Tuscarawas on Tuesday, December 17, in the Johnson Center. Game time is scheduled to tip off at 6:00 pm.

Dec. 4, 2013 - Tedder Scores Game Winner in Hard-Fought Road Win Over Illinois-Springfield

Oakland City University's women's basketball team traveled to Springfield, Illinois, to take on the Prairie Stars of the University of Illinois-Springfield on Tuesday, December 4. After taking a 39-27 lead into the locker room at halftime, the Lady Oaks were able to outlast the host Stars to win 73-71.

Brandi Richardson led the Lady Oaks in scoring with 17 points, as all five starters scored in double figures for both teams. Lyndi Tedder added 14 points, including the game winning layup with five seconds to go in the game. Whitney Malin and Chelsea Jones each chipped in with 11 points, while Brook Jackson added 10. Malin led the team in rebounding, pulling down six missed shots, while Jones recorded her first blocked shot of the year, rejecting what would have been the game winning three point attempt at the buzzer.

The Prairie Stars were led by Megan Bergerud, who led all scorers in the game with 24 points, and became the first women's basketball player to reach 1,000 career points for the Illinois-Springfield program. Elizabeth Kelly tallied a double-double in the game, scoring 12 points to go along with 17 rebounds. Carley Goede also notched 12 counters, followed by 11 from Cassie Wolfe and 10 from Alyssa Palmer.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 21-50 (42.0%) from the field, including 11-24 (45.8%) from three point range, while connecting on 20-23 (87.0%) from the free throw line. UIS combined to shoot 27-72 (37.5%) from the field, making 7-21 (33.3%) from three point range, and scored on 10-15 (66.7%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks were outrebounded 48-31, including a deficit of 22-5 on the offensive glass. OCU handed out nine assists, compared to 14 for the Stars, while both teams committed nine turnovers.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a matchup against the Blues of Bluefield State College on Friday, December 6, in the Johnson Center. Tip time is scheduled for 7:00 pm CST.

Dec. 1, 2013 - OCU Women's Basketball Falls at Maryville University

The Lady Oaks basketball team found themselves outmatched on the road, coming off of their first on of the season, when they faced the Saints of Maryville University. After trailing 57-27 at halftime, the OCU women were unable to cut into the lead, losing by the final score of 113-66.

Raven Greer came off the bench to join Lyndi Tedder for the team lead in scoring, with 11 each. Greer went 3-9 from the floor, while shooting a perfect 5-5 from the foul line, and Tedder made 3-14 shot attempts, including 2-9 from three point range, while making 3-4 from the charity stripe. Brandi Richardson also reached double figures, notching 10 points on 3-9 shooting, including 1-4 from long range, and 3-4 from the free throw line. Hope Marigny led the team in rebounding, pulling down six missed shots.

The Saints had four players in double figures, led by 21 points from Alex Hillyer. Alex Wolf added 17 points, followed by Jordynn Martin, who added 13 counters, and Samantha Robison, who posted 12. Wolf also led the team in rebounding, pulling down 10 missed shots.

For the game, OCU shot 21-68 (30.9%) from the field, including 9-29 (31.0%) from three point range, and made 15-20 (75.0%) from the free throw line. Maryville shot 42-77 (54.5%) from the floor, knocking down 9-25 (36.0%) from beyond the arc, and scoring on 20-27 (74.1%) from the foul line.

The Oaks were outrebounded 62-28, including a deficit of 20-8 on the offensive glass, while being outscored in the paint 54-16. OCU handed out 13 assists while turning the ball over 16 times, compared with 32 assists and 15 turnovers by the Saints.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a trip to Springfield, Illinois, to face the Prairie Stars of the University of Illinois-Springfield. Game time is slated for 7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 3.

Nov. 20, 2013 - Lady Oaks Fall to 0-4, Losing Against Kentucky Wesleyan College

The Lady Oaks kept pace with the visiting Panthers on Wednesday, November 20, as they hosted Kentucky Wesleyan College, searching for their first win of the season.

After a back and forth first frame that saw seven ties and 14 lead changes, the Lady Oaks found themselves trailing 42-40 heading into the locker room at the half. The second half saw four more ties and six lead changes, but the Panthers were able to pull away late in the game, winning by the final score of 89-77.

Leading the was for the Lady Oaks in scoring was Chelsea Jones, who managed 17 points on 6-16 shooting, including 1-8 from beyond the three point line, and 4-5 from the foul line. Hailey Menke added 16 points off the bench, followed by 15 counters from Lyndi Tedder. Whitney Malin led the team in rebounding, pulling down seven missed shots, while Jones handed out a team high five assists.

The Panthers had four players in double figures, led by 21 points from Shelbie Tyra, who shot 7-11 from the floor and 6-10 from the foul line. Karly Rhoads added 18 points, shooting 7-8 from the floor, while Jordanne Gambill chipped in with 14. T'Essence Phelps tallied a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Phelps also joined Karly Rhoads with five assists to lead the team.

For the game, OCU shot 29-71 (40.8%) from the field, making 6-23 (26.1%) from long range, and scoring on 13-17 (76.5%) from the charity stripe. KWC scored on 31-51 (60.8%) from the floor, including 5-10 (50.0%) from beyond the three point line, and knocking down 22-36 (61.1%) from the free throw line.

The Oaks were outrebounded 41-31, despite holding a 14-11 advantage on the offensive glass. OCU handed out 10 assists, compared with 14 from KWC, while the Oaks committed 13 turnovers, eight better than the Panthers.

Hope Marigny missed a foul shot with 13:27 on the clock in the second half, ending a streak of 23 straight free throws made by the Oaks in the Johnson Center this year, having set a school record in their season opener by shooting a perfect 15-15 from the line against IU-Southeast, and making their first eight against KWC.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a trip to Parkersburg, West Virginia, to face Ohio Valley University. Game time is slated to tip off at 1:00 pm CDT on Saturday, November 23.

Nov. 16, 2013 - OCU Women's Basketball Drops Two Road Games, Falling to Campbellsville and Lindsey Wilson

The Lady Oaks traveled to Campbellsville, Kentucky, on Friday, November 15, to face Campbellsville University, losing 94-49. They squared off against Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday, November 16, falling 95-59.

Against Campbellsville, Brooke Jackson joined Hope Marigny to lead the team in scoring, notching 12 points each on the night. Marigny also led the Oaks in rebounding, pulling down seven missed shots, as well as pacing the team in assists and steals, with three each.

In the Lindsey Wilson game, Brandi Richardson shot 5-12 from the floor, knocking down 4-7 from three point range, to tally a team high 14 points. Lyndi Tedder added 12 points, followed by 11 from Chelsea Jones. Raven Greer and Hailey Menke each had five rebounds to lead the team, while Richardson handed out five assists and Whitney Malin picked up four steals.

Against Campbellsville, the Lady Oaks shot 18-56 (32.1%) from the field, including 8-25 (32.0%) from three point range, while shooting 5-10 (50.0%) from the foul line. Campbellsville connected on 35-75 (46.7%) of their shots, knocking down 4-15 (26.7%) from long range, and scored on 20-27 (74.1%) from the charity stripe.

Game two saw the Oaks shoot 18-69 (26.1%) from the floor, scoring on 10-31 (32.3%) from beyond the arc, and hitting 8-15 (53.3%) from the free throw line. Lindsey Wilson shot 34-59 (57.6%) from the field, including 5-15 (33.3%) from three point land, and 14-21 (66.7%) from the foul line.

The Lady Oaks were outrebounded in both games, trailing 56-31, including a 22-8 deficit on the offensive glass in game one, followed by a 48-36 disadvantage in game two. The Oaks did manage to outrebound Lindsey Wilson 14-7 on the offensive glass.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a matchup against the Panthers of Kentucky Wesleyan College on Wednesday, November 19, at 7:00 in the Johnson Center.

Nov. 12, 2013 - Lady Oaks Basketball Loses Season Opener to IU-Southeast

The Lady Oaks basketball team kicked off the 2013-14 season against the Grenadiers of Indiana University-Southeast on Tuesday, November 12, in the Johnson Center. After leading much of the first half, the Lady Oaks found themselves behind 51-47 at the end of the opening period. They were unable to keep pace with the Grenadiers down the stretch, losing by the final score of 98-72.

Chelsea Jones led all scorers in the game, shooting 5-13 from the field, including 4-9 from beyond the three point line, while making all seven free throws to score 21 points. Lyndi Tedder added 18 tallies, shooting 6-16 from the floor, including 2-7 from long range, and scoring on all four foul shots. Brooke Jackson also reached double figures in scoring, knocking down all five shot attempts to add ten points to the OCU side of the ledger. Jackson also pulled down a team high seven rebounds. Brandi Richardson handed out a game high six assists to go along with eight points and four rebounds.

IU-S was led in scoring by Michaela Harris and Bridgette Jones, who each scored 15 points. Mary Dye and Heather Wheat each added 12 points. Harris was the game's leading rebounder, pulling down eight mised shots, while Wheat handed out a team best five assists.

For the game, OCU shot 25-60 (41.7%), including 7-24 (29.2%) from beyond the three point line, and connecting on a perfect 15-15 (100.0%) from the free throw line. IU-S shot 36-62 (58.1%) from the floor, making 10-16 (62.5%) from long range, and scoring on 16-23 (69.6%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks were outrebounded 39-25, including a deficit of 10-5 on the offensive glass. Each team handed out 15 assists in the game, while IU-S held an advantage of 11-8 in steals.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a two-game road trip, beginning with a stop at Campbellsville University on Friday, November 15, for a 6:00 tip off, followed by a Saturday matchup at Lindsey Wilson College, starting at 2:00.

 

Feb. 10, 2013 - Former OCU Women's Basketball Standout Lisha (Fair) Portee Inducted Into Oakland City University Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame

The Oakland City University Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed two new members in 2013, current Mighty Oaks baseball coach T-Ray Fletcher, and former Lady Oaks basketball standout Lisha (Fair) Portee. Both were inducted at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet, held on Sunday, February 10.

Lisha Fair, now Lisha Portee, signed her national letter of intent to play basketball at Oakland City University in 1996, after competing at Washington High School, in Washington, Indiana. While at OCU, she was named to the NCCAA All-American team twice, NCCAA All-Region team three times, earned NCCAA All-Tournament Team honors and was named NCCAA All-Region Player of the Year. The Lady Oaks earned two third place and one fifth place finishes at the NCCAA National Finals during her time as a Lady Oak.

As a member of the Washington High School team, Lisha led the Hatchets to a one-class Final Four berth in state tournament play. Then, as a four year starter for the Lady Oaks, she scored a total of 1,322 points, the fourth most in Lady Oaks history when she graduated. She currently ranks sixth in school history.

During her senior season, she averaged 13.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, She led the Lady Oaks in both scoring and rebounding that year, while also leading the team in field-goal percentage, shooting 58.2% for the season. She finished second on the team in assists as well, handing out 70, an average of 2.3 per game.

The 1999-00 campaign marked her third straight season of double-figure scoring. She averaged 13.9 points as a sophomore in 1997-98 and 13.3 as a junior in 1998-99. Her four-year totals include 592 rebounds, 218 assists and 153 steals, and her career shooting percentage was 56.3%.

“I can’t say enough about Lisha. She is a very hard-working young lady on and off the court. She brought leadership, a dedication to the game and a determination to win,” said Dalonda Newton Hayes, top career scorer in Lady Oaks basketball history and the team’s coach for four years, including the 1999-2000 campaign when the then Lisha Fair was a senior. “Lisha loved the game, and she played for the joy she got from competing. She is a great role model for any young person. Not only for her great basketball skills, but also for the great person she is away from the court.

Fair Portee resides in Washington, Indiana, with husband, Morry Portee, and teaches in the Washington school system.

Feb. 10, 2013 - Senior Day Successful for Lady Oaks as Rachel Moore, Lenzie Kerchief and Kayla Skaggs Each Play Their Final Home Game

The Lady Oaks were never challenged in their final home game of the regular season, hosting the Eutectics of St. Louis College of Pharmacy, on Sunday, February 10. After leading 48-23 at halftime, the Lady Oaks outscored their opponents 44-22 in the second half, taking a 92-45 victory.

Rachel Moore led all scorers in the game, shooting 8-12 from the field, including 1-2 from three point range, and 4-4 from the foul line to score 21 points. She had a double-double by pulling down a game high 13 rebounds. Lyndi Tedder added 13 points, while Whitney Malin scored 11. Lenzie Kerchief and Chelsea Jones each scored 10 points in the game. Kayla Skaggs, who has been sidelined all of this season and all but the first three game of last year, played just under three minutes at the end of the game, scoring a layup and picking up an assist.

Leading the way for the Lady Euts was Heather Cohen, who scored nine points. Molly Hood, Amber Laurent and Courtney Dannah each added eight points, while Jaime Everett had seven points and eight rebounds. Dannah was the team leader in rebounds, pulling in nine missed shots.

The Lady Oaks improved to 13-10 on the year, breaking a two-game losing streak, heading into their Tuesday night exhibition game at Eastern Illinois University. Their next regular season game is scheduled for February 16, when they travel to Owensboro, Kentucky, to take on Brescia University.

Feb. 9, 2013 - Lady Oaks Lose Second Straight, Falling 91-87 at St. Mary of the Woods

Oakland City University's women's basketball team traveled to St. Mary of the Woods College, a team they had defeated twice this season, once by the score of 100-80 on a neutral floor, and again at home 92-73. This time, their 55-46 halftime lead was not enough, as the game ended with the score 91-87 in favor of the Pomeroys.

The Lady Oaks placed five player in double figures in the scoring column, led by Lyndi Tedder's 17 point effort. Rachel Moore managed a double-double by scoring 16 points and pulling down a game high 13 rebounds. Whitney Malin chipped in with 15, followed by 14 points from Brooke Evans. Lenzie Kerchief came off the bench to add 10 while picking up a game high four steals.

St. Mary of the Woods was led in scoring by Whitney Allen, who shot 9-16 from the field, including 3-5 from long range, and made 6-9 free throws to score a game high 27 points. Sierra Lopez added 17, while Chelsea Weaver scored 14. Kristina Bruce led the Pomeroys in rebounding, pulling down 11 missed shots.

For the game, OCU shot 33-87 (37.9%) from the field, including 5-23 (21.7%) from beyond the three point arc, while making 16-18 from the foul line. SMWC shot 32-73 (43.8%), connected on 10-26 (38.5%) of their three point shots, and made 17-24 (70.8%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks led the game in rebounding, 52-51, including a 19-14 advantage on the offensive glass. OCU also led in assists, 19-18, turnovers, 14-21, blocked shots, 4-3, and steals, 15-9.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a matchup against the Eutectics of St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Game time is scheduled for 1:00 pm. The three Lady Oak seniors, Rachel Moore, Lenzie Kerchief, and Kayla Skaggs will be honored prior to the game.

Feb. 6, 2013 - Shooting Woes Plague Lady Oaks in Loss to Cedarville University

The Lady Oaks hosted fellow NCAA DII and NCCAA Mid-West Region rival Cedarville University on Wednesday, February 6. After leading early in the game by as many as five points, the Lady Oaks found themselves behind 35-29 at halftime and were unable to cut into the lead, losing by the score of 75-56.

Hailey Menke and Brooke Evans each had 10 points in the game to lead the Lady Oaks in scoring, shooting a combined 8-16 from the field. Rachel Moore and Whitney Malin each added nine points, while Moore and Julie Hogg came up with a team high eight rebounds apiece.

Cedarville University was led by Kayla Jenerette, who shot 10-18 from the floor, including 6-10 from beyond the three point line, to score a game high 29 points. Raegan Ryan added 20 points on 8-14 shooting, including 4-6 from long range. Deborah Gordon and Danielle Spiliotis each pulled down a game high nine rebounds, while Jenerette handed out six assists.

For the game, OCU shot 22-63 (34.9%) from the field, including 6-21 (28.6%) from three point range, and made 6-15 (40.0%) from the foul line. CU shot 29-67 (43.3%) from the floor, making 11-22 (50.0%) of their three point attempts, and scored on 6-7 (85.7%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks saw their seven game win streak come to an end, heading into their Saturday matchup at St. Mary of the Woods College. Game time is slated for 1:00 pm.

Feb. 1, 2013 - Lady Oaks Win in Overtime Thriller Over Midway College Eagles

Oakland City University's women's basketball team took on the Eagles of Midway College, a team they defeated 66-58 in Midway, Kentucky, on December 8. It took overtime for the Lady Oaks to come out ahead this time, with the final score 96-85.

Trailing 33-31 at the half, OCU outscored the Eagles 45-43 in the second half. With four seconds left, the Lady Oaks trailed by three points. Rachel Moore was fouled, sending her to the foul line for a one and one opportunity. After making the first free throw, she intentionally missed the second. Hailey Menke came up with the rebound, tipped the ball to Moore, who passed off to Chelsea Jones, who scored a layup with just over one second left. When the Eagles' final shot fell well short, the game went to overtime, where the Lady Oaks outscored the Eagles 20-9.

Leading the way for OCU in scoring was Lyndi Tedder, who shot 8-15 from the field, including 3-7 from beyond the three point line, and made all seven free throw attempts to notch 26 points. Chelsea Jones made six of her 12 shots to score 17, followed by Rachel Moore, who made 9-10 free throws, to tally 13. Brooke Evans had 11, while Whitney Malin helped out with 10. Julie Hogg had a game high eight rebounds while scoring seven points, blocking five shots and picking up three steals.

The Eagles were led in scoring by Whitley Henry, who made 6-7 shots, including 5-6 from long range, to score 20. McKinzie Laswell added 19 points, going 8-11 from the field, while shooting 2-7 from the foul line. Star Armstrong was the only other Midway player to reach double figures, notching 14 points.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 31-78 (39.7%) from the field, including 10-30 (33.3%) from three point range, while making 24-27 (88.9%) of their free throw attempts. The Eagles connected on 32-68 (47.1%) of their shots, knocking down 8-15 (53.3%) from beyond the arc, and scored on 13-21 (61.9%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks held a 17-12 advantage on the offensive glass, while the rebound total was tied at 45 apiece. OCU handed out 19 assists while committing 12 turnovers, while MC had 17 each.

Next up for the OCU women is a contest against Cedarville University on Wednesday, February 6. Game time is slated for a 6:00 pm tip off and donations will be accepted for breast cancer awareness. Fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of the cause.

Jan. 23, 2013 - Hot Shooting Continues Against Morthland as Lady Oaks Win Sixth Straight

The Oakland City University women's basketball team traveled to West Frankfort, Illinois, to face Morthland College, a team they defeated 82-29 in the Johnson Center on January 8. Both teams managed to score more points, but the Lady Oaks won easily again, defeating the Patriots 103-43, and improving to 11-8 on the year with their sixth straight win.

Chelsea Jones led six Lady Oaks in double figures, shooting 7-13 from the field, including 6-10 from beyond the three point line, to score 20 points off the bench. Rachel Moore had a double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Julie Hogg chipped in with 14 points, while Lyndi Tedder added 13. Lenzie Kerchief and Brooke Evans scored 10 points each in the win. Evans led the team in assists, handing out six, while Moore blocked three shots, and Hogg had five steals.

Morthland College was led in scoring by Jade Vaughn, who shot 5-13 from the floor, including 4-7 from beyond the arc, to score 17 points. Letesha Bennett was the only other Patriot to reach double figures, scoring 10.

The Lady Oaks shot 35-68 (51.5%) from the field, including 13-31 (41.9%) from three point range, while scoring on 20-23 (87.0%) from the free throw line. The Morthland Patriots scored on 13-47 (27.7%) from the floor, scoring on 6-19 (31.6%) from beyond the arc, and shot 11-20 (55.0%) from the charity stripe.

OCU held a 45-29 rebounding advantage, including a 14-7 lead on the offensive glass. The Lady Oaks handed out 27 assists while turning the ball over 10 times, while the Patriots had nine assists while committing 25 turnovers.

The Lady Oaks will carry a six game winning streak into their matchup against Midway College, in the Johnson Center, on Friday, February 1. Tip time is slated for 6:00 pm.

Jan. 21, 2013 - Road Performance Best of the Year for Lady Oaks in Win Over Lindenwood-Belleville

The Lady Oaks traveled to Belleville, Illinois, to face Lindenwood University-Belleville, carrying a record above .500 for the first time this year, thanks to a four-game win streak. Their winning way continued, as the visiting Oaks turned a 47-34 halftime lead into a decisive 88-64 win.

Leading the way for the Lady Oaks in scoring was Lyndi Tedder, who shot 10-15 from the field, including 4-5 from three point range, to score 25 points. Chelsea Jones connected on 7-12 from the field, making 5-9 from beyond the arc, to score 22 points off the bench. Rachel Moore added 14 points, while Lenzie Kerchief chipped in with 10. Brooke Evans pulled down a game high nine rebounds off the bench, while Whitney Malin handed out four assists.

Lindenwood-Belleville's Bernie Brown scored 15 points, followed by 13 from Diamond Burt. Taylor James added 12, while Breana McCullough had 10 points and aa team high seven rebounds.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 33-58 (56.9%) from the field, the best they have shot all season, including 10-18 (55.6%) from three point range, also a season best. They also made 12-16 (75.0%) from the foul line. Lindenwood-Belleville made 24-72 (33.3%) of their shots, including 2-5 (40.0%) from long range, and scored on 14-23 (60.9%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks won the rebounding battle 42-39, despite trailing 22-10 on the offensive glass. OCU handed out 17 assists while turning the ball over 21 times, while LU-B had seven assists while turning the ball over 15 times.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a trip to Morthland College, a team they beat earlier in the year 82-29 in the Johnson Center. Game time is scheduled to tip off at 6:00 pm in West Frankfort, Illinois.

Jan. 18, 2013 - Lady Oaks Hold On to Knock Off Pomeroys Again

The Oakland City University women's basketball team looked to gain their first winning record of the season, hosting the Pomeroys of St. Mary of the Woods College, on Friday, January 18. Leading 61-24 at halftime, the Lady Oaks held on to win 92-73, despite losing the second period 49-31. OCU had defeated SMWC earlier this year, winning 100-80 on November 17.

Leading the way for the Oaks was Rachel Moore, who tallied a double-double by scoring 21 points and pulling down a game high 14 rebounds. Lyndi Tedder scored 18 points, while Hailey Menke chipped in with 16. Moore also led the team in assists, with eight, and blocks, with three, and joined Menke with three steals to pace the team in their win.

The Pomeroys were led in scoring by Whitney Allen, who shot 7-15 from the floor, including 5-9 from beyond the three point line, to score 27 points. Chelsea Weaver added 21 points, while Brandi Daniel tallied 12 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. Allen also had a team high five assists.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 38-86 (44.2%) from the field, including 12-31 (38.7%) from beyond the arc, and managed 4-7 (57.1%) shooting from the foul line. The Pomeroys shot 25-69 (36.2%) from the floor, knocking down 9-26 (34.6%) of their three point attempts, and scored 14-18 (77.8%) at the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks won the rebounding battle 51-45, including an advantage of 15-10 on the offensive glass. OCU had 29 assists and 13 turnovers, while SMWC handed out 17 assists while committing 19 errors.

Oakland City improved their record to 9-8 on the year, eclipsing the the .500 mark for the first time this season, as they head into their January 21 meeting with Lindenwood-Belleville. Game time is set for 6:00 pm in Belleville, Illinois.

Jan. 15, 2013 - OCU Women Even Record with Win Over Visiting Bearcats

The Lady Oaks won their third game in a row on Tuesday, January 15, as they knocked off the Bearcats of Brescia University. After leading 28-23 at the half, OCU outscored Brescia 39-33 to take a 67-56 win, evening their season record at 8-8.

Lyndi Tedder was the game's leading scorer, shooting 6-20 from the field, including 4-10 from beyond the three point line, while connecting on all six of her foul shots to score 22 points. Chelsea Jones came off the bench to shoot 6-11, all three point attempts, and made 3-4 from the charity stripe to score 21 points. Rachel Moore chipped in with seven points and a team high eight rebounds.

The Bearcats were led in scoring by Juliana Whitfill, who shot 5-11 from the floor, making 2-6 from beyond the arc, to score 15 points, while Kaylyn Cecil added 14 points on 5-18 shooting, including 2-12 from long range. Jillian Jones, Holly Simons and Evelyn Turner each tallied seven points in the loss, while Jones was the game's leading rebounder with 12.

The Lady Oaks were outrebounded 47-43 in the game, including a deficit of 15-11 on the offensive glass. OCU handed out 13 assists while turning the ball over 10 times, while Brescia had 11 assists and 16 turnovers.

For the game, OCU shot 17-59 (28.8%) from the floor, making 11-31 (35.5%) of their three point efforts, while scoring 22-26 (84.6%) from the foul line. Brescia shot 19-63 (30.2%) from the field, making 6-26 (23.1%) from long range, and made 12-16 (75.0%) from the charity stripe.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a matchup against St. Mary of the Woods College on Friday, January 18, in the Johnson Center. Game time is slated for a 7:00 pm tipoff.

Jan. 8, 2013 - Lady Oaks Win Second Straight in Blowout Fashion

Coming off their 73-23 win over the Ohio State-Mansfield Mavericks, the Lady Oaks hosted the Patriots of Morthland College, out of West Frankfort, Illinois. The first year Patriots struggled to find scoring opportunities, and the Lady Oaks cruised to an easy 82-29 win.

Rachel Moore scored a game high 18 points, shooting 9-11 from the field, followed by 13 points from Lyndi Tedder. Julie Hogg chipped in with nine points, while pulling down a game high 15 rebounds. Lenzie Kerchief came off the bench to scored nine points and hand out a five assists, tying with Hailey Menke for the game lead.

Leading the way for the Patriots was Letesha Bennett, who notched 15 points on 5-23 shooting. Ashley Slack scored six points while grabbing 11 rebounds.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 35-71 (49.3%) from the field, making 8-27 (29.6%) from the three point line, and shot 4-5 (80.0%) from the charity stripe. The Patriots made 11-47 (23.4%) from the floor, hitting 1-8 (12.5%) from beyond the arc, and scored on 6-10 (60.0%) from the foul line.

The Lady Oaks outrebounded the Patriots 48-25, including a 17-6 advantage on the offensive glass. OCU handed out 28 assists and had just three turnovers, while MC had just four assists and 16 turnovers.

The Lady Oaks stand at 7-8 on the year, as they look to even their record against Brescia University on Tuesday, January 15. Game time is set for a 7:00 pm tip, in the Johnson Center.

Jan. 5, 2013 - Superior Defense Translates to Dominant Win for Lady Oaks

Oakland City University's women's basketball team, coming off back to back losses, hosted the Mavericks of Ohio State University-Mansfield on Saturday, January 3. After opening with a 12-8 lead, the Lady Oaks held the visiting Mavericks scoreless for the final 15:19 of the first half, to take a 42-8 halftime lead.

Their streak ended at 38 straight points on a three pointer by Alyssa Tilton with 16:15 left to play in the game. The final score ended up 73-23 in favor of the home Oaks.

Leading the way for OCU was Rachel Moore, who posted 13 points to go along with her game high eight rebounds. Lyndi Tedder added 12 points, while Whitney Malin chipped in with 11. Ashley Forbes came off the bench to score two points and pull down seven misses, while Tedder and Lenzie Kerchief led the team in assists with four each.

The visiting Mavericks were led in scoring by Alyssa Tilton, who posted 12 points. Briana Finnerty had two points and five rebounds, while Joy Edinger had three assists and four boards.

The Lady Oaks shot 27-57 (47.4%) from the field, making 6-19 (31.6%) from beyond the arc, and scoring on 13-18 (72.2%) from the foul line. The Mavericks connected on just 9-41 (22.0%) from the field, including 5-20 (25.0%) from long range. OSU-M did not shoot a foul shot in the game.

The Lady Oaks set a school record by committing just one foul in the game, called against Rachel Moore with 14:04 on the clock in the first half.

The win moves the Lady Oaks to 6-8 on the year, heading into their game against Morthland College on January 8. Game time is scheduled for a 6:00 pm tip.

Dec. 30, 2012 - Women's Basketball Drops Second Straight, Losing to Kentucky Wesleyan

The Lady Oaks squared off against the Panthers of Kentucky Wesleyan College on Sunday afternoon, as OCU played their last game in 2012. After trailing by one, with the score standing at 16-15, with ten minutes to go, the Lady Oaks found themselves behind 35-19 at halftime. The home team was unable to cut into the lead in the second frame, losing by the final score of 81-52.

Leading the way for Oakland City was Rachel Moore, who shot 5-7 from the field, and made 7-7 from the foul line, to total 17 points. Chelsea Jones added 11 points, shooting 4-14 from the floor, including 1-7 from the three point line. Hailey Menke came off the bench to total eight points, while leading the team in rebounds, with seven, steals, with four, and tying with Lyndi Tedder for the team lead in assists, handing out three.

The Panthers were led in scoring by Lauren Goffinet, who shot 7-15 from the field, including 4-6 from long range, to score 20 points. Karly Rhoads added 11 points, while T'Essence Phelps notched seven points to go along with a game high 10 rebounds.

As a team, the Lady Oaks shot 19-58 (32.8%) from the field, including a dismal 1-15 (6.7%) from three point range, while scoring a perfect 13-13 (100.0%) from the charity stripe. The visiting Panthers scored on 30-67 (44.8%) of their shots, making 9-19 (47.4%) from beyond the arc, and shooting 12-14 (85.7%) from the foul line.

The Lady Oaks were outrebounded 46-32, including 20-13 disadvantage on the offensive glass. OCU handed out 13 assists while turning the ball over 17 times, while KWC had 18 helpers and 15 errors. The hosts blocked seven shots, compared to three for the visitors, while picking up 12 steals, leading KWC's mark of nine.

Next up for the Lady Oaks, who now stand at 5-8 on the year, is a meeting with the Mavericks of Ohio State University-Mansfield on January 5. Game time is slated to start at 1:00 pm in the Johnson Center.

Dec. 28, 2012 - Lady Oaks Fall to Pumas of St. Joseph's College

The Oakland City University women's basketball team returned to action following a two-week lay off for Christmas break, hitting the hardwood in the Johnson Center against the Pumas of St. Joseph's College. The Lady Oaks feel behind 35-28 at halftime, and were unable to cut into that lead in the second period, eventually losing by the score of 79-57.

The Lady Oaks were led in scoring by Lyndi Tedder, who shot 5-17 from the field, including 2-9 from beyond the arc, to score 15 points. Julie Hogg, the only other OCU player to reach double figures in scoring, tallied 10 points to go with her team high eight rebounds. Hogg shot just 1-3 from the floor, but connected on 8-9 from the foul line. Rachel Moore scored six points, grabbed five rebounds, and blocked a game high three shots in the loss.

The Pumas were led in scoring by Lexy Carson, who shot 9-14 from the field, making 1-2 from long range, to notch 22 points, while Kiki Wilson scored 21 points on 10-23 shooting. Courtney Kvachkoff added 10 points, while Zoe Weaver grabbed a game high 10 boards.

OCU shot 18-56 (32.1%) from the field, making just 7-27 (25.9%) from three point range, while scoring 14-18 (77.8%) of their free throw shots. SJC made 31-75 (41.3%) of their shot attempts, connecting on 2-13 (15.4%) from beyond the arc, and going 15-27 (55.6%) from the foul line.

The Lady Oaks were outrebounded 55-37, including a deficit of 27-14 on the offensive glass. Both teams handed out 11 assists, while the visiting Pumas turned the ball over 16 times compared with 25 errors for the home team.

Oakland City will return to action on Sunday, December 30, when the host the Panthers of Kentucky Wesleyan College. Tip time is slated for 2:00 pm CST.

Dec. 15, 2012 - All Five Starters Score Double Digits in Win Over Valor Christian

Oakland City University's women's basketball team scored 79 points and gave up just 49 as they found the win column again, defeating the Warriors of Valor Christian College. The victory improves their record to 5-6, and gives them their first back to back wins this year.

Lyndi Tedder shot 5-6 from the field, hitting 4-5 from beyond the arc and making both of her foul shots to lead the Oaks in scoring with 16 points. Rachel Moore and Chelsea Jones each added 12 points, while Julie Hogg and Whitney Malin added 10 points each. Moore, Hogg, Tedder, Malin and Lenzie Kerchief all had a team-high six rebounds, while Tedder handed out five assists. Moore blocked three shots, while tying with Raven Greer and Ashley Forbes with a pair of steals each.

Valor Christian College was led in scoring by Kanisha Cooks and Raenisha White, who each scored 13 points. Ashley Kariuki scored seven points to go with 14 rebounds, while Tahirah Stevenson added three points and 12 boards.

The Lady Oaks shot 28-67 (41.8%) from the floor, making 12-29 (41.4%) from beyond the arc, and connected on 11-16 (68.8%) from the line. The Warriors made 20-75 (26.7%) from the field, making just 2-20 (10.0%) from beyond the arc, and shot 7-14 (50.0%) from the charity stripe.

OCU led the way in rebounding 53-48 despite trailing 23-17 on the offensive glass. The Lady Oaks handed out 25 assists and turned the ball over 18 times, compared to nine assists and 17 turnovers for the visitors.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a matchup against St. Joseph College on December 28. Game time is slated for a 7:00 pm start in the Johnson Center.

Dec. 5, 2012 - Oakland City Women's Basketball Falls to the Prairie Stars 74-50

The Lady Oaks hosted the Prairie Stars of the University of Illinois-Springfield (1-4), on Wednesday night, in the Johnson Center, losing by the score of 74-50.

The University of Illinois-Springfield Prairie Stars opened up an early lead, taking a 41-21 advantage into the locker room at halftime. It proved too beep a hole for the Lady Oaks to climb out of, as the final score read 74-50 in favor of the visiting Prairie Stars.

The Lady Oaks were led in scoring by Julie Hogg, who made 6-9 from the floor, making 3-3 from the foul line, to score 15 points. Lenzie Kerchief added 10 points off the bench. Rachel Moore tallied eight rebounds, four blocks and two steals, all team-highs, while scoring eight points. Lyndi Tedder added nine points, while handing out a team high five assists.

UI-S was led in scoring by Megan Bergerud, who scored 21 points on 10-13 shooting. Elizabeth Kelly tallied a double-double in the game, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 missed shots.

Oakland City was outrebounded 47-27, including a 20-4 deficit on the offensive glass. The Lady Oaks handed out 11 assists to go with 21 turnovers, while the Prairie Stars handed out 17 helpers while throwing it away just 12 times. OCU had just seven fouls in the game, while UI-S was whistled for 18.

The loss drops the Oaks to 3-5 on the year. The Prairie Stars improve to 2-4 for the season.

Prior to the game, members of the OCU faculty and staff were recognized by the Lady Oaks basketball team, who each selected their favorite faculty and staff member. At halftime, the OCU women's volleyball team was presented their banner for winning the NCCAA Mid-West Regional Championship.

Next up for OCU is Asbury University, slated for a 6:00 pm CST start in Wilmore, Kentucky.

Nov. 10, 2012 - Lady Oaks Get Back in the Win Column with Victory over OU-Lancaster

The Oakland City University women's basketball team has fought through many injuries throughout the course of the 2012-13 season. On Saturday, in the Johnson Center, the Lady Oaks suited up more than nine players for the first time this year, taking a 70-56 victory over the Cougars of Ohio University-Lancaster.

Rachel Moore led four Lady Oak starters in double figures, notching a double-double by scoring 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Lyndi Tedder added 15 points to go with her team high five assists, while Julie Hogg had a double-double of her own by scoring 13 points and pulling down 11 misses. Hailey Menke chipped in with 11 points and seven boards.

The Cougars were led in scoring by Kristy Swinehart's 20, followed by Chelsea Eccard, who notched 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Jessica Cordle also had nine boards, while scoring nine points, blocking two shots and picking up three steals. Swinehart had a game high six assists, as well.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 24-61 (39.3%) from the field, connecting on 8-23 (34.8%) from beyond the arc, and scored 14-22 (63.6%) of their free throw tries. The Cougars managed to make 18-46 (39.1%) of their shots, hitting 4-16 (25.0%) from three-point land, and added 16-20 (80.0%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks won the rebounding battle 42-31, including a 15-6 advantage on the offensive glass. Oakland City had 18 assists and turned the ball over 14 times, compared with 14 assists and 21 turnovers for OU-Lancaster.

Oakland City will return to action on Wednesday, December 5, when they square off against the University of Illinois-Springfield. Game time is slated for 7:00 PM.

Nov. 10, 2012 - Whitney Malin Beats Buzzer to Give Lady Oaks their First Win

The Lady Oaks played their second game of the regular season today, facing the Central Christian College of the Bible Saints. It was the second game in two days decided by two points. Friday's game saw the Lady Oaks fall to the Lakers of Lake Superior State University 71-69. Saturday's matchup went in favor of the home team, as OCU leveled their record at 1-1 with a 70-68 victory.

After taking a 37-33 lead into the locker room at the half, the Lady Oaks pushed their lead to 11 points, held first at 55-44 with 12:22, as well as 57-46 with 10:50 left, and last held at 64-53 with 5:39 remaining to play. With the score reading 66-57 and the clock at 3:26, the Saints went on a nine-point run, capped off by Taylor Terry's three-point field goal, to tie the game at 66-66 with 1:55 left.

Hailey Menke stepped to the foul line with 34 seconds left and connected on both of her attempts to give the Oaks the lead. Terry was fouled by Whitney Malin with 13 seconds left, making both of her shots, tying the game at 68-68. Lyndi Tedder missed a running layup with two seconds left, but the rebound was tipped out of bounds, with posetion staying with the home Oaks. After a time out, the Lady Oaks executed their out of bounds play to perfection, freeing Malin for an open twelve-foot jumper at the buzzer. The ball cleared the net just as time expired, giving the Oakland City University women's team their first with of the 2012-13 season.

The Lady Oaks were led in scoring by Lyndi Tedder for the second night in a row, hitting 7-17 of her shot attempts, including 5-8 from three-point range, and giong 3-3 from the foul line, scoring 22 points to go with four assists and four rebounds. Whitney Malin added 14 points adn grabbed five boards, while Julie Hogg fell one rebound shy of her first double-double, notching 12 points and nine caroms. Hogg also picked up a game-high three steals.

The visiting Saints had all five starters score in double figures, led by the double-double of Mazie Dowdy, who had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Kelsi Mueller had 13 points and six rebounds, followed by 12 points each from Marissa Hunter and Tianna Terry. Taylor Terry notched 11 points, all in the secon half. Hunter also had nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 25-66 (37.9%) from the field, including 10-27 (37.0%) from beyond the arc. They also made 10-12 (83.3%) from the foul line, including a perfect 10-10 in the second period. The Saints were 27-59 (45.8%) from the field, making 7-15 (46.7%) from beyond the arc, and made 7-9 (77.8%) of their free throw tries.

Oakland City was outrebounded 39-37, despite winning on the offensive glass 14-10. OCU handed out 18 assists while turning the ball over just six times and picking up seven steals. CCCB had 12 assists, nine turnovers and four steals.

The Lady Oaks travel to Cedarville, Ohio, to take on Cedarville University on Tuesday, November 13. Tip time is set for 5:30 PM.

Nov. 9, 2012 - Oakland City Women's Basketball Drops Heartbreaker in Season Opener

The Oakland City University Women's Basketball team opened the regular season on Friday night in the Johnson Center, taking on the Lakers of Lake Superior State University. Despite scoring twice as many three-point baskets (12-6) as the visiting Lakers, and leading the majority of the game, the Lady Oaks fell 69-71.

After taking a 38-34 lead to the locker room at halftime, after seeing seven ties and nine lead changes in an evenly matched period, the Lady Oaks opened up an 11 point lead at 58-47 with just over ten minutes remaining. Lake Superior State closed to within double digits, with the Oaks responding every time, trading scores until the 11 point gap remained at 64-53 with seven minutes to play. After Maria Blazejewski's three-point play cut the lead to eight, Whitney Malin put back her own miss to stretch the lead back to ten at 66-56 with six minutes on the clock.

Lake Superior State scored the next ten straight points to tie the game at 68-68 with 2:26 left. Neither team scored until Chelsea Jones made one of her two free-throws to give the Oaks the lead at 69-68 with 43 seconds left. Blazejewski rebounded a missed Laker shot and tipped in her own miss to give her team the lead at 70-69. Kandace Crittendon scored her first foul shot with five seconds left as the final score stood at 71-69 when Chelsea Jones' half-court heave at the buzzer fell well short.

The Lady Oaks played well, despite Rachel Moore's shoulder injury just seven minutes into the game. She did not return.

OCU was led in scoring by Lyndi Tedder, who shot 7-13 from the field, including 6-8 from beyond the three-point line, to notch 20 points. Whitney Malin tallied a double-double, adding 13 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Julie Hogg, making her first regular season appearance in the blue and white, put up 11 points to go with seven rebounds and a blocked shot. Lenzie Kerchief came off the bench to score five points while grabbing nine misses, while Brooke Evans scored seven points and handed out a team-high four assists.

The Lakers were led by Maria Blazejewski's 23 points and 16 rebounds, followed by Kandace Crittendon, who posted 15 points and 10 boards. Raven Trammell scored 12 points, while Laura VanEs had two points to go along with 13 rebounds. Blazejewski also blocked five shots, while VanEs had four blocks and three steals.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 23-61 (37.7%) from the field, including 12-26 (46.2%) from three-point range, and made 11-19 (57.9%) of their free-throw shots. The Lakers shot 27-72 (37.5%) from the floor, making 6-22 (27.3%) of their three-point shots, and connecting on 11-14 (78.6%) of their foul shots.

LSSU won the rebounding battle 56-35, including a 23-11 advantage on the offensive glass. The Lady Oaks had 18 assists and turned the ball over 11 times, while the Lakers handed out 16 assists and had 14 turnovers. Blocked shots were 11-2 in favor of the visitors, who also led the game in steals 9-5.

The Lady Oaks will return to action on Saturday, November 10, as they take on the Saints of Central Christian College of the Bible. Tip time is set for 1:00 PM in the Johnson Center.

May 21, 2012 - Lady Oaks to Host 2012 "Camp of Champions" June 24-28

The Oakland City University Lady Oaks Basketball team will host the 2012 "Camp of Champions" June 24-28, under the direction of OCU head women's basketball coach Jessica Mehringer.

The camp is open to athletes entering the fifth grade through those entering the ninth grade, while enrollment is limited to the first 75 entrants. The fee for the camp is $275, and includes meals, a camp T-shirt, awards, individual fundamental periods each day, film sessions, lectures, team play, handout material and insurance for each camper.

Further information regarding the 2012 "Camp of Champions" may be found by downloading the camp brochure or calling the OCU athletic office at (812)749-1264.

March 9, 2012 - Oakland City Women's Basketball Team Falls in Regional Championship

The Lady Oaks faced the top seeded Bluefield College in the NCCAA Mid-East Regional Championship game on Saturday, working towards a trip to Winona Lake, Indiana, for the NCCAA D-I National Tournament. Despite leading 28-26 at the half, OCU managed to score just 19 second half points and fell 64-47.

Rinesha Soaper shot 6-12 from the field, making 2-5 from beyond the arc and 7-9 from the foul line, to lead the Oaks in scoring with 21 points. Chelsea Jones added 11 points as the only other OCU player to reach double figures. Jane Barclay tallied six points while grabbing a team high 11 rebounds, while blocking two shots.

Bluefield College was led in scoring by Kia Gillard's 21 point effort. Takieva Rouse added 11 points, while Destiny Tolliver came off the bench to notch a double double with 10 points and a game high 14 rebounds.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 16-49 (32.7%) from the field, making 4-16 (25.0%) from beyond the arc, and scored 11-15 (73.3%) from the foul line. Bluefield shot 21-68 (30.9%) from the floor, including 4-15 (26.7%) from deep, and made 18-23 (78.3%) from the line.

The Lady Oaks were outrebounded 47-41, including a deficit of 20-9 on the offensive glass. OCU handed out just six assists to go with 28 turnovers, while Bluefield had nine assists while turning the ball over just 13 times.

March 8, 2012 - Lady Oaks Advance to Regional Championship with Upset of Asbury University

The Oakland City University women's basketball team advanced to the NCCAA Mid-East regional championship game by beating the second seeded Asbury University Eagles 90-82. After leading 51-34 at the halftime break, the Oaks managed to hang on to win by eight points despite being outscored 48-39 in the second period.

Lyndi Tedder scored a season high 23 points, making 7-14 from the field, including 4-8 from beyond the arc, to lead the Lady Oaks in scoring. Chelsea Jones chipped in with 19 points, followed by 18 points from Rinesha Soaper and 16 points from Jane Barclay. Tedder handed out five assists to lead the team, while Barclay hauled in a team high eight rebounds. Kayla Sutton and Rachel Moore each had two blocked shots, while Soaper picked up three steals in the victory.

Asbury University was led in scoring by Ellen Gray, who made 7-12 from the field, making all seven of her three point attempts, and connected on 8-9 free throws to score 29 points. Trenia Barbee scored 23 points in the loss, making 9-19 from the floor.

As a team, the Lady Oaks shot 26-57 (45.6%) from the field, making 12-25 (48.0%) from the three point line, and scored on 26-30 (86.7%) free throws. Asbury made 27-65 (41.5%) from the floor, shooting 13-22 (59.1%) from beyond the arc, and connected on 15-20 (75.0%) from the foul line.

The Lady Oaks will square off against the top seeded Bluefield College with a berth in the NCCAA National Championship tournament on the line. Game time is set for 3:00 PM CST.

March 8, 2012 - Rinesha Soaper Leads Lady Oaks Past Hiwassee in Opening Round of NCCAA Regional Tournament

The Lady Oaks traveled to Tennessee Temple University to participate in the National Christian College Athletic Association Mid-East Regional Tournament, earning the third seed, facing Hiwassee College in the opening round. OCU proved up to the challenge, winning 68-26, advancing to a second round matchup with the second ranked Asbury University Eagles.

Rinesha Soaper shot 8-15 from the floor, including 4-8 from three point range, to score a game high 22 points. Lyndi Tedder came off the bench to add 12 points, while Kayla Sutton added 10. Lenzie Kerchief led the team in rebounding and assists, grabbing eight misses and handing out six helpers. Rachel Moore scored eight points to go along with five points, three assists and a game high four blocked shots.

For the game, OCU shot 24-59 (40.7%) from the floor, including 5-16 (31.3%) from beyond the arc, and made 15-20 (75.0%) from the foul line. Hiwassee shot 10-47 (21.7%) from the field, connecting on 2-7 (28.6%) from deep, and scored 4-7 (57.1%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks held a 46-32 advantage in rebounding, including 10-3 on the offensive glass. OCU had 17 assists and 16 turnovers, while Hiwassee had just six assists and 28 turnovers.

Next up for the Oaks will be the #2 Eagles of Asbury University. Game time is slated for 7:00 PM CST.

Feb. 25, 2012 - Jane Barclay, Rinesha Soaper and Kayla Sutton Finish their Johnson Center Careers With Win Over St. Mary of the Woods

The Lady Oaks bid a fond farewell to a trio of seniors, as Jane Barclay, Rinesha Soaper and Kayla Sutton played their final home game today, winning against the Pomeroys of St. Mary of the Woods College by the score of 96-71.

Chelsea Jones led Oakland City in scoring, knocking down 8-17 from the floor, including 5-10 from beyond the arc, to score 22 points. Jane Barclay tallied a double-double in her final home game, notching 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Lyndi Tedder came off the bench to score 14 points, while Rinesha Soaper added 13. Kayla Sutton had game highs in assists and blocks, handing out nine helpers and swatting away five shots.

The Pomeroys were led by Brittney Shaner's 20 points, followed by 18 points from Whitney Allen and 16 points from Chelsea Weaver. Shaner also led the team in assists while seven, while Chelsey Barron pulled down 11 missed shot to go with eight points.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 36-72 (50.0%) from the field, making 10-25 (40.0%) from beyond the arc, and connected on 14-16 (87.5%) from the foul line. St. Mary of the Woods made 25-58 (43.1%) of their field goal attempts, making 3-13 (23.1%) from deep, and made 18-22 (81.8%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks were outrebounded 36-35, including a 6-5 deficit on the offensive glass. OCU handed out 28 assists while committing 11 turnovers, while the Pomeroys had 19 assists and 20 turnovers.

Up next for Oakland City is a road trip to face Lindenwood University on February 28. Game time is set for 7:00 PM CST.

Feb. 20, 2012 - Women's Basketball Revenge Bid Falls Short Against Alabama-Huntsville

The Oakland City University women's basketball team hosted the Chargers of the University of Alabama at Huntsville, a team they lost to on the ninth of January in Huntsville, Alabama, 73-47. This time the game was much closer, but OCU's comeback bid fell short and the visiting team found victory by the score of 93-87.

The Lady Oaks were led in scoring by Chelsea Jones, who shot 8-10 from the field, making 6-7 from beyond the arc, and hit 7-9 from the foul line, scoring 29 points. Whitney Malin added 15 points, while Rinesha Soaper chipped in with 14. Jane Barclay and Lyndi Tedder each scored 10 points in the loss. Soaper handed out ten assists, her season high, while Barclay pulled down a game high seven rebounds.

The Chargers were led in scoring by Morgan Duncan's 27 points, followed closely by Jordan Smith, who tallied 26 points in the win. Jasmine Hammon was the only other UAH player to score in double figures, notching 11 points in the game. Natalie Kelley grabbed a team high seven rebounds, while Smith had a double double with ten assists.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot a season best 54.7% (29-53) from the field, making an outstanding 59.1% (13-22) of their three point attempts, and connecting on 76.2% (16-21) from the foul line. The Chargers shot 44.1% (30-68) from the floor, including 46.4% (13-28) from beyond the arc, and connected on 20-27 (74.1%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks won the rebounding battle 39-32, while losing on the offensive glass 13-10. OCU handed out 24 assists while turning the ball over 19 times, while UAH had 17 assists and 10 turnovers.

The Oakland City women will return to action on Saturday, February 25, as they host St. Mary of the Woods College for Senior Day. Game time is set for 1:00 PM CST.

Feb. 13, 2012 - Lady Oaks Outlast Lynx of Lindenwood-Belleville to Lock Up Postseason Berth

The Lady Oaks needed one more win amidst their final four games of the year to meet the win percentage requirements for postseason play (40.0%). They didn't waste any time as they knocked off the Lynx of Lindenwood University-Belleville 82-72 to seal their fate.

Oakland City had four starters in double figures, led by RInesha Soaper, who scored 15 points, shooting 3-5 from the floor, all of which were three point attempts, and made 6-8 from the foul line. Whitney Malin went a perfect 5-5 from the floor, including 4-4 from beyond the arc, to score 14 points, while Jane Barclay tallied a double-double by scoring 12 points and pulling down a game high 12 missed shots. Chelsea Jones also scored 11 points in the win. Barclay also led the team in assists with five and blocked shots with six.

The Lynx were led in scoring by Ashley Will, who scored 16 points and fell one rebound shy of picking up a double-double. Taylor James added 14 points, while Megan Clark notched 13. Bernadette Brown had 10 points to go along with her game high eight assists while playing all 40 minutes in the loss.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 25-49 (51.0%) from the field, including 10-19 (52.6%) from three point range, while making 22-28 (78.6%) from the foul line. The Lynx shot 29-89 (32.6%) from the floor, making 5-28 (17.9%) from beyond the arc, and connected on 9-14 (64.3%) from the charity stripe.

OCU held a 47-45 advantage in rebounding, but trailed on the offensive glass 24-8. Both teams handed out 20 assists, while the Oaks had 23 turnovers compared to just nine for LU-Belleville. The Lady Oaks led in blocked shots 13-0, while the Lynx led in steals 15-5.

Whitney Malin left the game with 15:05 left in the game after a cross-court pass connected directly with her head. She did not return.

The Lady Oaks will return to action on Monday, February 20, when they host the Chargers of the University of Alabama-Huntsville. Game time is set for 5:15 PM CST.

Feb. 11, 2012 - OCU Women Dominate Mavericks of Ohio State-Mansfield

Oakland City University hosted the Mavericks of Ohio State University-Mansfield Saturday afternoon in the Johnson Center, winning 88-48 thanks to a 61-25 advantage at the half.

Rinesha Soaper, Chelsea Jones and Hailey Menke each scored 14 points to lead the Lady Oaks in scoring, while Lenzie Kerchief added 11 markers of her own. Rachel Moore pulled down a game high nine rebounds while scoring eight points. Whitney Malin handed out a game high six assists to go with five points and two boards.

The Mavericks had two players score over 20 points, as Aisha Taylor notched 22 and Bre McVey added 21. The duo went a combined 14-34 from the field, including 11-23 from beyond the arc. Dana Hart failed to score in the contest, but let the team in rebounds with eight.

The Lady Oaks shot 37-68 (54.4%) from the field, including 10-20 (50.0%) from three point range, and made 4-7 (57.1%) from the foul line. The Mavericks connected on 16-48 (33.3%) of their field goal attempts, making 12-31 (38.7%) from long range, and hit 4-6 (66.7%) from the charity stripe.

For the game, OCU held a 38-29 advantage on the boards, including a 9-4 lead on the offensive glass. The Lady Oaks handed out 27 turnovers while turning the ball over a season low four times. OSU-Mansfield had eight assists and 18 turnovers.

Jane Barclay left the game after five minutes of action after turning an ankle on a rebound attempt. She did not return.

The Lady Oaks will return to action on Monday, February 13, when they host Lindenwood University-Belleville. Game time is set for 7:00 PM CST.

Feb. 1, 2012 - Lady Oaks Hold 11 Point Lead at Halftime; Lose to Brescia in Final Seconds

The Lady Oaks jumped out to 22-3 lead in the early going of their game against Brescia University in the Johnson Center, but saw their lead dwindle to 36-25 as the horn sounded the end of the first period. OCU could not find a way to stop the Bearcat comeback, as Brescia was able to score on a putback by Holly Simons with just over a second to play to take down the oaks 64-62.

The Lady Oaks were led by Rinesha Soaper, making her first start since returning from a concussion injury, who scored 18 points on 6-12 shooting, including 2-4 from three point range, and 4-5 from the line. Rachel Moore had a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing ten rebounds. Jane Barclay grabbed a game high 12 rebounds while scoring seven points and blocking six shots. Moore made a three pointer, just her second this season, to tie the game at 62-62 with 8.8 seconds left on the clock.

Olivia Moore led the Bearcats in scoring, making 7-17 shots for 14 points. Sarah King and Holly Simons each tallied 11 points in the win, while Moore had a team high in rebounds with nine.

The Oaks shot 20-57 (35.1%) from the field, making 7-18 (38.9%) from three point range, and connecting on 15-24 (62.5%) from the foul line. Brescia made 21-58 (36.2%) from the floor, including 3-12 (25.0%) from beyond the arc, and connected on 19-25 (76.0%) from the line.

Oakland City was outrebounded 42-40, including a deficit of 12-11 on the offensive glass. The Lady Oaks handed out nine assists while turning the ball over 18 times, while Brescia had 13 assists and 17 turnovers.

The Lady Oaks are set to return to action on Saturday, February 11, when they host the Mavericks of Ohio State University-Mansfield. Game time is set for 1:00 PM CST.

Jan. 28, 2012 - Lady Oaks Fall to Lindenwood University 71-67 During Homecoming

The Oakland City University women's basketball team hosted the Lions of Lindenwood University on Saturday in the Johnson Center. Amid the annual Homecoming Celebration, the Lady Oaks lost 71-67.

The top two scorers for OCU came off the bench, as Rinesha Soaper shot 6-12 from the floor and made 3-5 foul shots to score 15 points, while Chelsea Jones hit 4-9 shots, making 3-6 from three point range, and went 3-3 from the line to notch 14 points. Whitney Malin scored 11 points, while Jane Barclay tallied a double double by scoring ten points and pulling down ten rebounds before fouling out in just 20 minutes of action. Soaper handed out four assists to lead the team, while picking up three steals.

Lindenwood University was led by 19 points each from Caroline Bourlioux and Morgan Harrington, followed by 15 points from Marissa Lehnig. Boulioux grabbed ten rebounds, while handing out four assists, both team highs.

The Lady Oaks shot 27-61 (44.3%) from the floor, including 7-18 (38.9%) from beyond the arc, while hitting 6-8 (75.0%) from the foul line. The Lions made 24-56 (42.9%) from the field, including 6-11 (54.5%) from long range, and hit 17.35 (48.6%) from the charity stripe.

Oakland City was outrebounded 45.33, including a deficit of 18-9 on the offensive glass. The Oaks handed out 16 assists while turning the ball over 20 times, while Lindenwood had 16 assists and 19 turnovers.

The Lady Oaks will return to action on Wednesday, February 1, as they host the Brescia University Bearcats. Game time is set for 7:00 PM in the Johnson Center.

Jan. 25, 2012 - OCU Holds St. Louis College of Pharmacy to 27 Points in Road Win

The Lady Oaks traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, on Wednesday night to take on the Eutectics of St. Louis College of Pharmacy, winning 69-27 and improving to 8-10 on the year. Oakland City held the Eutectics to just nine made field goals in the win while picking up a season-high 62 rebounds.

Rinesha Soaper was the leading scorer in the game, coming off the bench to make 5-9 from the floor, including 2-6 from three point range and making both of her foul shots, scoring 14 points. Whitney Malin added 12 points while Lenzie Kerchief tallied a season high 11 counters. Hailey Menke pulled down a team high nine rebounds and handed out five assists, while Kayla Sutton blocked three shots. Kerchief also let the team in steals with four.

The Eutectics were led in scoring by Heather Cohen, who scored seven points on 3-7 shooting from the floor and 1-5 free throws. Courtney Darrah grabbed 15 rebounds while scoring six points in the loss.

In the game, Oakland City shot 25-69 (36.2%) from the field, including 5-23 (21.7%) from three point range, while making 14-21 (66.7%) foul shots. STLCOP connected on just 9-59 (15.3%) from the floor, including 1-15 (6.7%) from beyond the arc, while hitting 8-20 (40.0%) from the charity stripe.

Oakland City outrebounded the Eutectics 62-45, including an 18-15 advantage on the offensive glass. The Lady Oaks handed out 20 assists while committing 17 turnovers while Pharmacy had just three assists while turning the ball over 21 times.

The Lady Oaks next play on Saturday, January 28, against Lindenwood University in the Johnson Center. Game time is set for 1:00 PM CST.

Jan. 17, 2012 - Lady Oaks Pick Up Seventh Win in Blowout Fashion Over Midway College

Oakland City hosted Midway College Tuesday night in the Johnson Center, winning 80-41. Jane Barclay had her second double-double in a row, scoring 10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the win.

The Lady Oaks were led in scoring by Rinesha Soaper, who tallied 13 points, all in the first half, shooting 4-5 from the field, including 2-3 from beyond the arc, and making all three of her foul shots. Rachel Moore scored 12 points, followed by nine points from Lyndi Tedder, as every Lady Oaks player scored in the game. Moore also had seven rebounds and a game high five assists, while Barclay and Kayla Sutton had four and three blocks respectively.

The Eagles were led by Whitney Odom, who put up 12 points and grabbed six rebounds, while Miranda Rone came off the bench to score nine points in the loss. McKinzie Laswell pulled down a team high seven rebounds, while Shantel Cherry handed out five assists.

The Lady Oaks shot 32-71 (45.1%) from the field, making 7-23 (30.4%) from three point range, while going 9-12 (75.0%) from the line. The Eagles connected on 16-71 (22.5%) of their shots, hitting 6-30 (20.0%) from deep, and made 3-9 (33.3%) from the charity stripe.

Oakland City outrebounded Midway 59-41, while the teams tied on the offensive glass 11-11. The Lady Oaks handed out 25 assists while turning the ball over a season low nine times. Meanwhile, the Eagles had nine assists and 12 turnovers.

Next up for the Lady Oaks is a trip to St. Louis, Missouri, on January 25, to take on St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Game time is set for 5:00 PM CST.

Jan. 14, 2012 - Jane Barclay's Double-Double Fuels Lady Oaks to Second Straight Win

The Lady Oaks traveled to Terre Haute, Indiana, on Saturday, January 14, to face St. Mary of the Woods. Jane Barclay, senior forward from Brentwood, Essex, England, had 21 points and 14 rebounds as the Lady Oaks won 79-64.

Including Barclay, four OCU players scored in double figures in the victory. Trailing Barclay's 21 point effort were Chelsea Jones, who came off the bench to score 16 points, Lyndi Tedder, who tallied 13 markers, and Rinesha Soaper, who scored a season high 12 points off the bench. Kayla Sutton had just two points, but handed out a game high six assists, while Soaper picked up five steals in the game.

St. Mary of the Woods College was led by Brittany Shaner, who scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Lyndsi Woolems and Whitney Allen also scored in double digits for the Pomeroys, notching 14 and 10 points respectively.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 35-75 (46.7%) from the field, including 5-18 (27.8%) from three point range, and 4-6 (66.7%) from the foul line. SMWC made 23-60 (38.3%) from the floor, hitting 4-14 (28.6%) from deep, and making 14-17 (82.4%) from the charity stripe.

Oakland City had a 43-38 advantage in rebounding, including an 18-15 lead on the offensive glass. The Lady Oaks handed out 15 assists while turning the ball over 17 times, while the Pomeroys had 13 assists and 23 turnovers.

The Lady Oaks are set to return to action on Tuesday, January 17, as they host the Eagles of Midway College. Game time is set for 7:00 PM CST.

Jan. 11, 2012 - Lady Oaks Dominate Central Christian College, Winning 84-36

The Oakland City University women's basketball team won their fifth game of the year, beating Central Christian College of the Bible 84-36.

Chelsea Jones scored a game high 14 points, coming off the bench to shoot 5-11 from the field, including 4-9 from three point range. Jane Barclay scored 12 points to go along with eight rebounds, seven assists, four blocks and one steal. Whitney Malin had 11 points, while Rachel Moore added eight points and grabbed nine rebounds.

The Saints were led in scoring by Kelsi Mueller, who scored 12 points, followed by Taylor Terry's seven points. Mueller also led the team in rebounding, pulling down nine missed shots. Jennifer Willis scored just two points, but grabbed six rebounds and blocked seven of the Oaks shot attempts.

OCU shot 32-72 (44.4%) from the field, including 9-22 (40.9%) from three point range, and made 11-15 (73.3%) of their free throws. CCCB made 15-62 (24.2%) from the floor, including 2-11 (18.2%) from beyond the arc, and connected on 4-10 (40.0%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks outrebounded the Saints 57-35, including a 21-13 advantage on the offensive end. OCU handed out 23 assists and turned the ball over just 12 times, while the Saints had just seven assists with 14 turnovers. Both teams had eight blocks and eight steals in the game.

Oakland City will return to action on Saturday, January 14, in Terre Haute, Indiana, where they will face St. Mary of the Woods. Game time is set for 1:00 PM.

Jan. 9, 2012 - Turnovers Keep Lady Oaks Out of Game at Alabama-Huntsville

The Oakland City University women's basketball team traveled to Huntsville, Alabama, to square off against the Chargers of the University of Alabama at Huntsville, losing 73-47. The loss drops the Lady Oaks to 4-10 on the season, while the Chargers improved to 11-2, their best record in over 20 years.

Kayla Sutton and Jane Barclay finished in double figures for the Oaks, scoring 13 and 12 points respectively. Chelsea Jones came off the bench to score nine points, while the rest of the team combined for just 13. Whitney Malin, the Oaks leading scorer heading into the game, was scoreless as the trapping press of the Chargers proved effective at keeping the Lady Oaks from getting into their offense for much of the game.

Jordan Smith scored 13 points, followed by 11 from Jasmine Hammon, leading the Chargers to victory.

The Chargers had 25 steals in the game, while the Oaks managed just four. The Lady Oaks turned the ball over 43 times, a season worst by 12 (31 against KWC on November 13), while UAH had just 16. Oakland City also lost the rebounding battle 47-43, including a 25-6 deficit on the offensive glass. OCU managed to hand out 14 assists and block seven shots, while Huntsville had 13 assists and just one block.

For the game, OCU shot 21-46 (45.7%) from the field, including 1-6 (16.7%) from three point range, while going 4-9 (44.4%) from the foul line. Meanwhile, the Chargers shot 22-79 (27.8%) from the floor, making 7-29 (24.1%) from beyond the arc, while connecting on 22-31 (71.0%) of their free throws.

The Lady Oaks next game is slated for Wednesday, January 11, as they host the Saints of Central Christian College of the Bible. Game time is set at 6:00 PM CST.

Jan. 2, 2012 - Revenge Bid Falls Short as Lady Oaks Lose to Kentucky Wesleyan College

The Lady Oaks hosted the Panthers of Kentucky Wesleyan College in the Johnson Center, hoping to split the season series after losing 84-51 in Owensboro, Kentucky, on November 13. Their bid fell short, however, as the Oaks lost 62-47.

Neither team scored until 3:48 had elapsed, when Kayla Sutton connected on a jumper in the lane. The slow start continued for both teams as, after over eight minutes had gone by, the score stood at 6-4 in favor of OCU. There were four ties and one lead change in the first half, but the score at the end of the first period stood at 28-20 in favor of the visiting Panthers.

Oakland City began the second half on a 10-4 run to cut the lead to 32-30 with just over 16 minutes to play. KWC responded with 16-2 run of their own to open up a 12 point advantage. The Lady Oaks were able to cut the lead to seven points at 50-43 with just under five minutes to go, but their comeback bid would come up short as the Panthers continued to increase their lead, eventually winning 62-47.

Rachel Moore was the only Oakland City player to score in double figures, putting up ten points on 2-7 shooting and 6-6 from the foul line. Lyndi Tedder added seven points, while Kayla Sutton, Jane Barclay and Whitney Malin each scored six points in the loss. Barclay had a game high 11 rebounds, while Moore blocked five shots and came up with three steals. Moore, Barclay and Tedder handed out three assists each, which led the team.

Karly Rhoads scored a game high 13 points, shooting 4-7 from the field and 3-4 from the foul line, followed by Kristin Rowe's 11 point and eight rebounds effort.

The Lady Oaks shot 17-48 (35.4%) from the floor, making 2-10 (20.0%) from three point range, and 11-13 (84.6%) from the free throw line. Kentucky Wesleyan made 22-58 (37.9%) from the field, connecting on 3-15 (20.0%) from beyond the arc, and making 15-21 (71.4%) from the charity stripe.

For the game, Oakland City was outrebounded 43-29, including a 13-4 deficit on the offensive glass. The Lady Oaks had 11 assists and 20 turnovers while the Panthers had 13 assists and 17 turnovers.

The loss drops the Lady Oaks to 3-9 on the year as they head into their road game at Brescia University on Thursday, January 5. Game time is slated for 2:00 PM CST.

Dec. 30, 2011 - Six Lady Oaks Score in Double Figures in Victory Over Riverhawks of West Virginia University-Parkersburg

Whitney Malin led all scorers with 18 points, helping lead the Lady Oaks to a fifty point victory, 88-38. The win improved OCU's record to 3-8, including 3-1 in their last four games.

Malin shot 8-12 from the field, including 2-5 from three. Jane Barclay tallied a double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Lyndi Tedder added 13 points on 5-10 shooting, making 3-7 from three point range. Rachel Moore and Chelsea Jones, playing in her first game since undergoing appendectomy surgery, each scored 11 points, while Brooke Evans scored 10.

Barclay had a game-high six blocked shots and joined Malin, Tedder and Kayla Sutton with three steals each. Tedder handed out a game-high seven assists, leading Sutton's five, while Barclay, Malin and Jones each handed out four.

The Riverhawks were led in scoring by Jessica Moore's 10, followed by Allison Parsons and Kristiana Hunt, who scored nine and eight points respectively. Whitney Drake came off the bench to grab a team-high six rebounds, while Hunt led the team with four assists and three steals.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 37-69 (53.6%), including 6-23 (26.1%) from three point range, and made 8-10 (80.0%) from the foul line. The Riverhawks connected on 13-54 (24.1%) from the field, making 6-18 (33.3%) from beyond the arc, and hitting 6-9 (66.7%) free throws.

The Lady Oaks won the rebounding battle 42-33, while the teams tied on the offensive glass with 15 boards each. OCU handed out 31 assists while turning the ball over 10 times, while WV-P had 10 assists and 26 turnovers.

Oakland City's next game is scheduled for Tuesday, January 2, when they host Kentucky Wesleyan College in the Johnson Center. Game time is slated for 7:00 PM CST.

Dec. 17, 2011 - Oakland City Women Defeat Hilltoppers in Easy Fashion

The Lady Oaks held Ohio University-Chillicothe to 31.6% shooting en route to an easy 92-46 victory. The win improved the Oaks to 2-8 on the season heading into Christmas break.

Whitney Malin led five Lady Oaks in double figures, shooting 9-17 from the floor, including 5-6 from three point range. Lyndi Tedder added 17 points, followed by Brooke Evans, who scored 15 points off the bench. Jane Barclay and Kayla Sutton had 12 and 10 points respectively. Barclay pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds, while Sutton and Tedder each handed out nine assists. Sutton also had a game-high four blocked shots, while Rachel Moore had three to go along with six points, nine rebounds and three assists.

The Hilltoppers were led in scoring by Brittany Leeson and Cara Thaxton, who scored 17 points each. Leeson also led the team with nine boards. Taylor Corcoran and Chelsey Taborn had three steals a piece in the loss.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 39-73 (53.4%) from the field, including 11-19 (57.9%) from three-point range. They made 3-7 (42.9%) from the free throw line. The Hilltoppers were 18-57 (31.6%) from the floor, making 2-12 (16.7%) from beyond the arc, while hitting 8-13 (61.5%) from the charity stripe.

The Lady Oaks outrebounded the HIlltoppers 46-34, including a 17-10 advantage on the offensive glass. Oakland City handed out 33 assists while turning the ball over 13 times, while OU-Chillicothe had nine assists with 21 turnovers. The Lady Oaks had 12 blocked shots and 11 steals verses the single block and ten steals of the Hilltoppers.

Oakland City's next game is slated for December 30 against West Virginia-Parkersburg. Game time is set for 6:00 PM CST.

Dec. 11, 2011 - Lady Oaks Drop to 1-8 After Loss to Bellarmine University

Oakland City hosted Bellarmine University on Sunday afternoon, playing their second game in as many days, losing 83-58. The loss dropped the Lady Oaks to 1-8 on the season.

Rachel Moore led the Lady Oaks in five categories, tallying 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocked shots. Jane Barclay added 12 points while Kayla Sutton chipped in with 10 in the loss.

Kylee Hamilton came off the bench to score 17 points, leading five Knights in double figures. Morgan Clemons added 15 points, followed by Darion Hutchinson's 12, while Therese Montano and Allison Matheis each scored 10 points. Hutchinson had six rebounds and Matheis handed out five assists.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 23-56 (41.1%), including 3-11 (27.3%) from three-point range, and 9-12 (75.0%) from the free-throw line. The Knights went 30-66 (45.5%) from the field, making 8-23 (34.8%) three-pointers, while making 15-19 (78.9%) from the foul line.

The Lady Oaks were outrebounded 37-35, trailing 12-10 on the offensive glass. They had 20 assists and 20 turnovers as a team, while Bellarmine totaled 17 assists and 10 turnovers.

Oakland City's next game is scheduled for Saturday, December 17, when they host Ohio University-Chillicothe at 1:00 PM CST.

Dec. 10, 2011 - OCU Women's Basketball Team Earns First Victory of the Year Against Ohio University-Lancaster

The Lady Oaks entered the game with a record of 0-7 after playing one of their toughest early-season schedules in school history. Despite facing the Cougars of Ohio University-Lancaster who entered the game with a record of 7-2, Coach Mehringer's team proved the stronger team, winning easily 80-39, and improved to 1-7 on the year.

Whitney Malin led four Lady Oaks in double-figures, scoring 15 points while gathering up four steals. Rachel Moore added 14 points while grabbing seven rebounds. Lyndi Tedder put up 12 points, while Hailey Menke came off the bench to score 11 points. Jane Barclay and Lenzie Kerchief joined Moore with seven rebounds each, while Kayla Sutton blocked three shots to go along with six points, five rebounds, and a game-high six assists.

The Cougars were led in scoring by Kristy Swinehart, who put up 21 points, followed by Abbie Linton's nine point game. Jessica Cordle blocked three shots while pulling down a team-high six rebounds.

The Lady Oaks shot 31-64 (48.4%) from the field, including 10-26 (38.5%) from three, and 8-9 (88.9%) from the free throw line. The Cougars were 12-47 (25.5%) from the floor, making 3-18 (16.7%) of their three pointers, and were 12-16 (75.0%) from the charity stripe.

Oakland City won the rebounding battle 47-26, including a 15-7 advantage on the offensive glass. For the game, OCU handed out 26 assists and turned the ball over 16 times, while OU-L had just five assists and turned the ball over 24 times.

The Lady Oaks will not have the chance to dwell on this game for long, as they host Bellarmine University tomorrow, December 11, at 2:00 PM CST.

Nov. 30, 2011 - Lady Oaks Lose Home Opener to Cedarville, Dropping to 0-6 on the Year

The Oakland City women's basketball team, playing without three starting players, lost their first game in the Johnson Center tonight, falling 77-54 to the Yellow Jackets of Cedarville University.

After tying the game early at 5-5, Cedarville went on a 25-2 run that lasted from 17:39 in the first half until 5:49. The Lady Oaks closed out the half on a run of their own, cutting the lead to 37-18 at the half.

But a comeback was not in the works, despite the Lady Oaks cutting the lead further early on in the first half, trailing by as few as 15 points, a deficit faced at 39-24 with 18:45 left to play in the game. They trailed by 15 again with 13:41 remaining on the clock, with the score reading 49-34 with the visiting team on top.

The Lady Oaks were led in scoring by Whitney Malin, who knocked down 6-13 shots, including 5-11 from three-point range, to score 17 points. Jane Barclay had a double-double, scoring 15 points on 4-8 shooting and 7-8 from the foul line and grabbing a game-high 13 rebounds. Lyndi Tedder was the only other player in double figures for the Oaks, adding 11 points to the Oaks ledger. Barclay also had a game-leading three blocked shots.

The Yellow Jackets had just one player score in double figures in a balanced offensive attack. Kayla Jenerette scored a game-high 23 points, making 9-14 shots, including 3-4 three-point attempts, while making both of her free throw attempts. The trio of Kara Cayton, Heidi Ansiel and Danielle Spiliotis each had eight points. Deborah Gordon scored six points while pulling down a team-high ten rebounds, while Becky Orchard added six points of her own while handing out a game-high eight assists.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot just 15-54 from the field (27.8%), including 7-22 from three-point range (31.8%). Cedarville made 29-59 of their shot attempts (49.2%), including 5-14 from beyond the arc (35.7%). Oakland City hit 17-22 free throws (77.3%), outshooting the 14-23 (60.9%) put up by the visiting team.

The Lady Oaks lost the rebounding battle 44-36, including a 14-11 deficit on the offensive end. The host team also found themselves on the wrong end of the turnover numbers 20-17.

Oakland City's next game is schedule for Saturday, December 3, when they host the Ohio State University-Mansfield Mavericks. Game time is slated for 1:00 PM CST.

Aug. 27, 2011 - Former Lady Oaks Sam Stahl and Ali Pia and Current Player Whitney Malin Named to NCAA Division II All-Independent Teams

Former OCU starters Sam Stahl and Ali Pia were each named to the NCAA Division II All-Independent Team following their senior campaigns. Stahl joined four other players from NCAA D-II independent teams from throughout the United States on the first team while Pia was named to the third team. Fellow Lady Oak Whitney Malin was named to the all-freshman team after her first year in an OCU uniform.

"This is good recognition for Sam and Ali," stated OCU Head Coach Jessica Mehringer, "It's a reward for what they have achieved in their careers here. Whitney spend time on the bench due to injury, but she made her presence felt when she did play. She will have a good career nd this honor is just the tip of the iceberg for her."

May 17, 2011 - Lady Oaks Head Coach Jessica Mehringer to Host Series of Basketball Camps

Oakland City University women's basketball coach Jessica Mehringer will host three camps during the summer. June 22-24 will be the Shooting Camp, open to basketball players in grades 5-12. The Individual Fundamentals camp will be held June 27-30 and is open to players in 5-8 grade. A two-day intensive Post Camp will be held July 11-12 and will focus on helping post players improve. Post Camp is open to players in grades 5-12. More information may be found in the camp brochure (print and mail for registration) or by contacting Coach Mehringer.

Mar. 2, 2011 - #3 Lady Oaks Lose in NCCAA Regionals to #1 King College

Oakland City University's women's basketball team advanced to the NCCAA Mid-East Regional Championship game against King College by way of upsetting the second seeded Tennessee Temple yesterday 79-68. King College beat the fourth seed and host school Covenant College 64-36. The championship game decided who would advance to play for the NCCAA D-I Women's Basketball National Championship, hosted by Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana.

After opening the game on a 14-4 run, the Lady Oaks held the lead until a pair of free throws brought the game to 22-21 in favor of King with six minutes to play in the first half. The Lady Oaks responded by retaking the lead, increasing to to as many as five points, at 37-32, but King's Brooke Johnson made two free throws with twenty seconds left to tie the score at 38-38 at the half.

The Lady Oaks scored the first four points of the second half and held onto the lead, by as many as seven points at 54-47 on Jesse Oxley's three pointer with 14:46 to play, for the first twelve and a half minutes. King tied the score on a pair of free throws by Ashley Deans and recaptured the lead on 1-2 free throws from Derika Mooney, bringing the score to 61-60 in favor of the Tornado. A layup by Jane Barclay and a jumper from Sam Stahl game OCU a three point lead at 64-61, but King retook the advantage at 66-64 with just over five minutes to play. Stahl's three pointer with 5:03 on the clock gave OCU a one point edge, but when Mooney made a layup with 4:13 to play, King grabbed the lead for good. The Lady Oaks managed to score just 11 more points while giving up 18 in the final minutes as King went on to end the Lady Oaks season by the score of 84-78.

Senior Sam Stahl was the game's leading scorer, putting up 25 points on 8-16 shooting, including 3-7 from three-point range. Stahl hit all six of her free throw attempts. Kayla Skaggs scored 12 points, followed by senior Jesse Oxley's 11 points. Oxley handed out a game-high eight assists while grabbing six rebounds. Jane Barclay notched another double-double, scoring 10 points and pulling down a game-high 10 rebounds.

King had six players score in double figures, led by Derika Mooney's 16 point game. Ashley Deans scored 15 points, followed by Brooke Johnson's 14. Jessica Tharpe and Kalen Collins each added 12, while Brianna Kelley put up 10 points in the win.

The Lady Oaks shot 46.6% from the field, 27-58, including 40% from three, 8-20. King managed to hit just 39.1%, 27-69, and 21.7% of their threes, 5-23. But it was free throws that made the difference. OCU shot 84.2% while King made 86.2%, but the Lady Oaks shot ten fewer, going 16-19 verses King's 25-29.

Mar. 1, 2011 - #3 Lady Oaks Defeat #2 Tennessee Temple to Advance in Regional Tournament

The third seeded Lady Oaks jumped out to a 22-4 lead before second seeded Tennessee Temple was able to steady themselves. But the lead held strong and Oakland City held on to win 79-68 and advance to play the winner of top ranked King College and the fourth ranked host, Covenant College, on Saturday, March 12, at 1:00 PM CST.

Oakland City led by as many as 23 points, a lead they held at 38-15, but the Lady Oaks didn't manage to connect on a field goal the final 1:40 of the half and took an 18 point lead into halftime at 41-23 after Sam Stahl made three free-throws with under one second on the clock.

TTU began the second half on a 12-2 run to cut the lead to eight at 43-35 after just three minutes had passed in the period. Both teams played even until the final minute and a half, holding on to a 73-65 lead. They made their final fifteen free-throws, including six in the final stretch, helping them to an 11 point win at 79-68.

Sam Stahl was the leading scorer in the game, notching 24 points while connecting on a perfect 11-11 free-throw attempts. Fellow senior Jesse Oxley added 15 points while grabbing a team-high three steals. Jane Barclay had a double-double by scoring 14 points and pulling down 13 rebounds before fouling out with just over six minutes to play. Kayla Skaggs was also in double-figure scoring with 11 points. Lyndi Tedder scored just three points but handed out six assists in her first start of the season.

Tennessee Temple had three players score in double-figures. Cherelle James led the way, coming off the bench to score 15, followed by Kanetra Gonzalez's 14 points and Amber Charles, who scored 10. James was also the team's leading rebounder, pulling down six misses. Charles also had a game-high four steals.

The Lady Oaks shot 45.3% from the field (24-53), including 31.3% from three-point range (5-16). But it was their free-throw shooting that made the difference as they were able to hit nearly 90%, going 26-29 from the charity stripe. TTU shot just 32.5% for the game (25-77), including 50% from the three-point line (4-8). They were able to put 56% of their free-throw attempts on the board, going 14-25 in the game.

Seniors Ali Pia and Brittany Hart were inactive during the game with injuries.

Mar. 9, 2011 - Trio of Lady Oaks Seniors Receive All-Region Honors; Stahl All-American

The trio of Jesse Oxley, Sam Stahl and Ali Pia have been the backbone of the Lady Oaks all season and their efforts and contributions have been recognized as they have each been named to the NCCAA D-I Mid-East All-Region team.

Sam Stahl, Oakland City's leading scorer the past two seasons and newest member of the 1,000 point club, was honored as a 1st Team All-Region player and an Honorable Mention All-American player. Jesse Oxley, the emotional leader of the team and leader in steals and assists, was named 2nd Team All-Region. Ali Pia, the team's second leading scorer and rebounder and leader in field goal percentage, also received 2nd Team All-Region.

The Lady Oaks hit the floor Thursday, March 11 against Tennessee Temple University in the NCCAA Mid-East Regional tournament. Game time is set for 4:00 PM CST.

Feb. 26, 2011 - All Four Lady Oaks Seniors Go Out With a Win Over Central Christian

The Lady Oaks hosted Central Christian College of the Bible for Senior Day, honoring the four senior players, Brittany Hart, Jesse Oxley, Samantha Stahl and Ali Pia. Stahl led the team in scoring with 19 points as the Lady Oaks cruised to an easy victory by the score of 92-36.

Behind Stahl, the Lady Oaks had double-figure scoring by three other players. Ali Pia scored 13 points, followed by 12 points from Lenzie Kerchief and 11 points from Lyndi Tedder. Jesse Oxley scored just four points, but had five rebounds, four assists and a game-high five steals. Jane Barclay grabbed a team-high eight rebounds while scoring as many points. Kayla Sutton came off the bench to block a game-high four blocks.

The Saints were led by the double-double recorded by Marissa Hunter, tallying 12 points and 11 rebounds. Barbie Askew scored nine points off the bench while pulling down five rebounds in a losing effort.

The Lady Oaks improved to 14-13 on the season. They will advance to the NCCAA Division-I Regional tournament, held in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

Feb. 19, 2011 - Lady Oaks Survive Overtime Scare to Avenge Loss to Alabama-Huntsville

Oakland City hosted the Lady Chargers of the University of Alabama-Huntsville, who had previously given the Lady Oaks their eighth loss of the season. OCU was able to gain the victory this time, winning in overtime 96-94.

After taking a 43-35 advantage into the locker room at halftime, the Lady Oaks increased their lead to ten points at 47-37 with sixteen and a half minutes to play. UAH fought back, pulling even on Jordan Smith's three-pointer at 59-59 with just under ten minutes left. OCU found themselves trailing 85-80 with 56 seconds remaining on the clock, but Jesse Oxley hit two free-throws to cut the lead to three. Oxley then stole the ball, and passed to Lenzie Kerchief on a fast break opportunity, who scored and was fouled. Her free-throw tied the game at 85-85 with twenty-four seconds left. Jordan Smith's inbounds pass was intercepted by Oxley, who called timeout. Sam Stahl was called for an offensive foul with nine seconds left, turning the ball over to the Chargers who failed to even attempt a shot in regulation.

The Lady Chargers controlled much of the overtime period, leading 93-88 with just under three minutes left. The Lady Oaks chipped into the lead until they had gained a 94-93 advantage with just 40 seconds left. Oxley's two free-throws with 15 seconds left gave the Lady Oaks a 96-93 lead. Jordan Smith made the first of two free-throws with 10 seconds left and Jane Barclay rebounded the second and got fouled. She missed both, allowing the Chargers a chance. With four seconds left, Candace Lee had her shot blocked out of bounds by Barclay. When the ball was inbounded to Smith, she was fouled by Oxley, sending her to the line to shoot two with just under one second left. After her first attempt fell short, Smith tried missing her second on purpose, but the ball was tipped around and the time expired, giving the Lady Oaks their 13th win on the year.

All five of Oakland City's starters scored in double-figures, led by Jesse Oxley's 25 points. Sam Stahl added 21, followed by Jane Barclay's 14 points. Kayla Skaggs and Ali Pia each scored 11 points in the win. Barclay grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds. Oxley handed out a game-high six assists while stealing the ball four times.

The Chargers had two players with double-doubles in the game. They were led in scoring by Jordan Smith's 32 points, 30 of which came in the second half, followed by Jasmine Hammon, who scored 22 and grabbed 13 rebounds. Candace Lee added 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Emily Jones came off the bench for 11 points.

There were 28 fouls called on each team as OCU lost Ali Pia to fouls and UAH lost Jordan Beggs, Jasmine Hammon and Lakrisha White. The Lady Oaks shot 24-32 (75%) from the free-throw line, compared to the Lady Chargers who went 32-42 (76.2%) in their efforts. Oakland City outscored UAH 42-24 in the paint, the main difference in the ball game.

The Lady Oaks will return to action when the travel to play Central State University in Xenia, Ohio, a team they beat 79-63 earlier this season. They then return to the confines of the Johnson Center to square off against Central Christian College on Senior Day, Saturday, February 26, at 1:00 PM CST, their last game of the regular season.

Feb. 12, 2011 - Outstanding Defense Against Logan Earns Lady Oaks their 12th Win

The Lady Oaks held Logan University to just nine points in the second half on 14.8% shooting (4-27) and 0-5 from three-point range. The Lady Oaks scored 82 points while giving up a season-low 29 en route to their 12th win of the year.

After taking a 45-20 lead into halftime, the Lady Oaks held the Logan University team to just nine points in the second half while they put up 37 of their own. Logan scored just one point off of turnovers versus 26 for the Lady Oaks, who forced 20 turnovers while giving up a season low of just six.

Lenzie Kerchief came off the bench to lead the Lady Oaks in scoring with 15 points, followed by Sam Stahl's 14. Lyndi Tedder and Kayla Skaggs each put 11 points on the board as every healthy member of the team scored in the win. Berna Miranda was a game-time decision and played six minutes before being taken out because of her injury. Jane Barclay grabbed 10 rebounds, including nine in the first half, to lead the team. Jesse Oxley dished out a game-high eight assists while scoring three points. Kayla Sutton scored seven points and blocked a career-high six shots.

Logan was led by Amanda Smith's 18 points and 13 rebounds. Kate McClung was the only other player to score for Logan, posting 11 points to the scoreboard while blocking a shot.

The Lady Oaks will play at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky, in their next game on Tuesday, February 15. Gametime is set for 5:00 PM.

Feb. 8, 2011 - Lady Oaks Lose Make-Up Game at Illinois-Springfield

The Oakland CIty University women's basketball team traveled to Springfield, Illinois, to face the University of Illinois-Springfield on Tuesday, February 8, to make-up a game previously postponed due to winter weather. The Lady Oaks held their own, cutting what once was a 15 point deficit all the way down to a mere four points with three and a half minutes to play in the game, but their comeback bid fell short as UIS won 74-63.

Sam Stahl led the team in scoring, putting up 18 points on 6-12 shooting, including 2-3 from three-point range. Ali Pia and Jane Barclay each scored in double-figures for the Lady Oaks, tallying 16 and 11 points respectively. Pia also pulled down a game-high nine rebounds and blocked three shots, but battled foul trouble and played just 26 minutes. Jesse Oxley was held to only three points, one less than her foul total for the game, but was able to dish out a game-high six assists while joining Barclay and Lyndi Tedder to lead the team in steals with three apiece.

Illinois-Springfield had five players in double-figures in the scoring column, led by Megan Bergerud's 14. Alyssa Palmer and Bailey Beale each added 13 points, followed by 10 points each from Paulina Pogorzelski and Cristina Nevins. Mallory Beck grabbed nine rebounds to lead the team.

The Lady Oaks outshot their opponents, connecting on 23-54 (42.6%), including 3-7 (42.9%) from three-point range, opposed to 22-63 (34.9%) and 6-20 (30%), but Oakland City turned the ball over 37 times against only 20 times by UIS. The Lady Oaks were also called for 24 fouls, giving UIS 32 free-throw attempts, of which 24 of them were posted to the scoreboard. UIS was called for only 18, sending OCU players to the line 18 times, of which 14 were made.

Oakland City's next game is set for Saturday, February 12, when the Lady Oaks host Logan University at 1:00 PM CST in the Johnson Center.

Feb. 5, 2011 - OCU Women Fall in Close Game at Urbana University

Three Lady Oaks scored in double-figures, but it wasn't enough to get past Urbana University in Springfield, Ohio, and the score ended 68-55.

Ali Pia and Sam Stahl each scored 13 points to lead the team, followed by Jesse Oxley with 10 points and a game-high five assists. Pia also grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds to give her a double-double. The Lady Oaks shot just 36% from the field in the game, including only 28% in the second half, going 3-17 from the three-point line, 1-10 in the second half.

Urbana was led in scoring by Unique Lane with 18 points, followed by the double-double by Ashley Falknor, who scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Urbana outrebounded the Lady Oaks 43-32 for the game.

The Lady Oaks fell to 11-10 on the year, heading into their game at the University of Illinois-Springfield, a game that was rescheduled for Tuesday due to snow. Game time is set for 5:30 PM CST in Springfield, Illinois.

Jan. 29, 2011 - Lady Oaks Prevail in Homecoming Victory over Lindenwood-Belleville

Jesse Oxley scored a team-high 22 points, as the Lady Oaks beat the Lady Lynx of Lindenwood University-Belleville on Homecoming day in the Johnson center. The final score was 85-70 and the Lady Oaks led most of the game, by as many as 19 points, in what proved to be an easy win to help them improve to 11-9 on the year.

Behind Oxley for the Lady Oaks was Kayla Skaggs, who scored 17 points. Lyndi Tedder came off the bench to notch nine points en route to the victory. Oxley was the team leader in both blocked shots, with two, and steals, with four. Jane Barclay pulled down a game-high seven rebounds while scoring seven points.

The Lady Lynx were led by Destini Wilson's 29 points and seven rebounds, but her effort proved to be not enough as Oakland City outplayed their opponents most of the game.

The 2001 women's soccer team, the first at Oakland City University, was honored at halftime. Four members from the original team returned for the event.

The Lady Oaks' next game is set for February 2 when they travel to take on the University of Illinois-Springfield at 5:30 PM.

Jan. 18, 2011 - Sam Stahl Gets Within Three Points of 1,000 Career as OCU Beats Brescia

Sam Stahl scored a game-high 23 points, giving her 997 for her career going into their game against St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and the Lady Oaks avenged a loss from last season, beating the Lady Bearcats of Brescia University by the score of 76-65 in the Johnson Center.

Following Stahl in scoring for the Lady Oaks was both Ali Pia and Jesse Oxley, who each scored 12, and Kayla Skaggs, who added 11 points in the win. Pia also notched game-highs with eight rebounds and five blocked shots, while Lyndi Tedder came off the bench do distribute six assists to lead the team. The Lady Oaks shot 50.9% from the field (29-57), including 50% from the three-point line (10-20).

Clarissa Houston led the way for the Lady Bearcats with 21 points, followed by Brittany Bird's 18 points and Olivia Moore's 11 points. Bird also had a game-high seven assists, as well as grabbing a team-high seven rebounds. For the game, Brescia shot only 31.1% (19-61) and 31.8% from the three-point line (7-22).

Oakland City shot only 11 free-throws, connecting on eight, while Brescia was given 25 and made 20. The Bearcats also won the turnover battle 21-17 as well as outrebounding the Lady Oaks 39-35. But it was the Lady Oaks who prevailed in the end, getting back to even on the year at 9-9, while knocking the Lady Bearcats down to 12-7 on the year.

Oakland City's next game is slated for Wednesday, January 26, when they travel to face the Eutectics of St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Gametime will be 5:00 PM CST.

Jan. 15, 2011 - Shooting Touch Abandons Lady Oaks Against Urbana University

Coming off a win against Central Christian College in which the Lady Oaks shot over 54% from the field, Oakland City hosted the Blue Knights of Urbana University on Saturday afternoon in the Johnson Center. For the game, the Lady Oaks shot just 25.4%, including 20% from three-point range, and the Blue Knights took the win 65-49.

After seeing one tie and thirteen lead changes in the first half, the Lady Oaks went into the locker room trailing by only two points with the score reading 25-23. However, Oakland City failed to get any consistent production throughout the second half, shooting only 7-32 from the field while their opponents went 15-22 during the same time period, leading to a final score of 65-49, and dropping the Lady Oaks to 8-9 on the season.

Samantha Stahl and Ali Pia each scored 13 points to lead to Oaks, Stahl on 3-7 from the field and 6-7 free-throws, Pia on 5-17 shooting at 3-3 from the line. Jesse Oxley scored seven points, all in the second half, shooting only 2-13 from the floor. Pia pulled down a team-high eight rebounds, while Stahl handed out a team-high in assists, with five. Oxley led the team in blocks, with two, and steals, with three. On the game, the Oaks turned the ball over 16 times, while forcing the Blue Knights into 27 turnovers, but their shooting drought did not allow them to pull out the victory.

The Blue Knights were led by Andrea Vogel's 15 points and nine rebounds, followed by Devonyea Johnson's 13 points and six assists.

The Lady Oaks' next game in Tuesday, January 18, when the host Brescia University in the Johnson Center at 7:00 PM CST.

Jan. 12, 2011 - OCU Women Get Back to Even on the Year with Easy Win

Ali Pia led the way as six Lady Oaks scored in double figures and helped the team improve to 8-8 on the year with a 95-43 win over Central Christian College of the Bible on Wednesday in the Johnson Center.

Pia scored a team-high 18 points, followed by Jesse Oxley with 14, Sam Stahl and Lyndi Tedder with 13 each, and Berna Miranda and Jane Barclay with 10 each. Kayla Skaggs grabbed a game-high eight rebounds while scoring eight points. Every active member of the Lady Oaks roster tallied at least one assist, except for Barclay, led by Miranda and Stahl, who gave out six each. Stahl also led the game with five steals.

For the Saints of Central Christian College, their leading scorer was Taylor Terry, who notched 27 points on 10-18 shooting, including 5-7 from three-point range. Loree Vickio and Marissa Hunter each pulled down six rebounds to lead the team.

For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 40-74 from the floor for 54.1%, including 8-15 from three for 53.3%. The Saints shot 16-50, 32%, and 5-12 from three for 41.7%.

The Lady Oaks will play next against Urbana University in the Johnson Center on Saturday, January 15, at 1:00 PM CST.

Jan. 8, 2011 - Lady Oaks' Comeback Falls Short at Alabama-Huntsville

Jesse Oxley scored a season high 18 points, but the Lady Oaks were unable to take down the 4-8 Lady Chargers of the University of Alabama-Huntsville, falling 82-76.

After leading the majority of the first half and going through three ties and eleven lead changes, the Lady Oaks trailed by seven heading into the locker room at halftime by the score of 46-39. The Lady Chargers continued to increase their lead, building it up to as many as 12 points, held at 59-47 with just under thirteen minutes to play. The Lady Oaks responded with three straight three-points baskets from Jesse Oxley to cut the lead to only three points, trailing 59-56. But that was as close as the Lady Oaks would come to retaking the lead, and the Chargers came away with the victory, 82-76.

Oxley's 18 points led the team, followed by Jane Barclay's 12 and Sam Stahl and Kayla Skaggs, who each added 11 points. Oxley also led the team in rebounding with nine, while dishing out a game-high six assists. The Lady Chargers were led by Jordan Smith, who notched 26 points, followed by Jasmine Hammon's 19, Andrea Bennett's 16 and Candace Lee's 14 points. Bennett tallied a double-double by grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds. For the game, the Lady Oaks were outrebounded 40-33, and they lost the turnover battle 22-19.

The Lady Oaks will next face the Saints of Central Christian College of the Bible on Wednesday, January 12, in the Johnson Center at 6:00 PM CST.

Jan. 4, 2011 - OCU Pull Even for the Year After Beating Central State University

It took double digit scoring from four Lady Oaks, including a double-double from Jane Barclay, to be the pesky Marauders of Central State University, but the Lady Oaks were able to come away with the victory 79-63, improving their record to 7-7 on the season.

Samantha Stahl led the way for the Lady Oaks by scoring 17 points. She was followed by Kayla Skaggs's 12 points and 10 points each from Jane Barclay and Kayla Sutton. Barclay was the game's leading rebounder with 13 boards. Stahl dished out five assists and Barclay blocked two shots while stealing the ball twice to tie with Jesse Oxley for game-highs. For the game, the Lady Oaks were 29-60 from the field, 48.3%, while shooting only 3-14 from beyond the three-point arc. However, they connected on 18-25 free throws, 72%, en route to earning their seventh win of the year.

The Marauders were led by Iniquia Snell's 26 points, followed by Brooklyn Morrow's 12 points, nine rebounds and two blocks. Snell also had a game high in steals, tallying eight in the loss.

Oakland City's next game is slated for January 8, when the travel to take on the University of Alabama-Huntsville before returning to the Johnson Center for a matchup against Central Christian College of the Bible on January 12, which tips off at 6:00 PM CST.

Dec. 30, 2010 - Lady Oaks Fall at Quincy Despite Four Double-Figure Scorers

The Lady Oaks traveled to Quincy, Illinois, to face the Lady Hawks of Quincy University in their first game after Christmas break. After trailing by 25 points at halftime, the Lady Oaks ended up playing better in the second half, but lost 99-71 to the 9-1 Quincy Hawks.

Samantha Stahl led the way for the Lady Oaks, scoring 16 points, followed by Berna Miranda's 12 and Jane Barclay and Jesse Oxley, who each scored 10. Oxley, Barclay and Kayla Sutton each pulled down five rebounds to lead the team. Stahl dished out five assists while Barclay stole the ball three times, both team-highs. For the game, Oakland City shot 26-60 from the field for 43.3%, including 4-17 from three-point range for 23.5%, and 15-23, or 65.2%, from the free-throw line.

The Lady Hawks were led in scoring by Ali Schwagmeyer, who scored 22 points, followed by Daryle Goldie's 18, Stephanie Wagner and D. Gatschenberger's 15, and Courtney Shuman's 13 points. Shuman also led the team in rebounding with 10 boards. Schwagmeyer and Kassidy Shuman each dished out seven assists while Felisha Loggins blocked three shots.

The Lady Oaks next game will be on January 4 when they host Central State University in the Johnson Center at 6:00 PM CST.

Dec. 19, 2010 - OCU Women Cruise to Dominating Victory Over OU-Chillicothe

Oakland City hosted the Hilltoppers of Ohio University-Chillicothe on Sunday, December 20, the day after returning from a weekend tournament in Palos Heights, Illinois. The Lady Oaks were victorious in an easy win, scoring 99 points while giving up only 31, including a mere nine points in the second half.

Not one Lady Oak played more than 23 minutes in the game, as every player who dressed out scored at least four points and grabbed at least a rebound. Samantha Stahl led the team in scoring with 17. Other Oakland City players in double figures were Whitney Malin, with 16, Kayla Skaggs, with 15, and Berna Miranda, who scored 12. Jane Barclay, starting in place of the injured Ali Pia for the third straight game, joined with Skaggs to grab a game-high in rebounding with 12 each. Barclay also blocked four shots and stole the ball three times, both game-highs. Lyndi Tedder scored seven points while handing out just as many assists.

The Lady Oaks turned the ball over only 11 times for the game, while the Hilltoppers coughed it up 21 times. OCU also outrebounded OU-Chillicothe 55-37. The Hilltoppers were led in scoring by Brittany Leeson, who scored 10 points, and in rebounding by Cara Thaxton, who pulled down 11 rebounds. The Lady Oaks shot nearly 60% from the field in the second half, 20-34, while holding the Hilltoppers to only 3-30 from the field for 10% and only 16-62 for the game, 16.1%.

The Lady Oaks take a break until December 30, when they travel to play Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois, at 5:15 PM CST.

Dec. 11, 2010 - Lady Oaks Win Big Over Ohio University-Lancaster

The Lady Oaks hosted the Cougars of Ohio University-Lancaster on Saturday, looking for their fifth win of the season, which they earned with a decisive 73-48 victory.

Oakland City jumped out an early 12-1 lead before OU-Lancaster could put together any sort of consistent scoring. Alexis Norton came off the bench in the first half and scored her first points in a Lady Oak uniform, hitting her first three-point shot of the game and giving Oakland City a 22 point lead at 33-11. The Cougars cut the lead to 16 but Lenzie Kerchief scored after Norton's shot was blocked right into her hands to give the Lady Oaks an 18 point advantage into the locker room.

After falling behind by 31 points at 54-23, OU-Lancaster chipped away at the lead until they were within 21 points at 61-40 with six minutes to play. However, the deficit proved too large to overcome for the Cougars and Oakland City improved to 5-3 on the season with their 25 point win at 73-48.

The Lady Oaks were led in scoring by Whitney Malin, who came off the bench to score 11 points. Kayla Skaggs added 10 points while tying for a game-high in rebounds with Jane Barclay with 10 each. Every healthy member of the Oakland City women's team scored at least two points. Jesse Oxley stole the ball five times, a game-high, and Samantha Stahl, Brittany Hart and Malin each had three assists. Skaggs and Barclay blocked two shots apiece helping OCU get their win. The team totaled 54 rebounds, more than the Cougars put up on the scoreboard. OU-Lancaster was led in scoring by Chelsea Eccard's 12 and Carlisha Mullins, with 10 points. Jenna Reynolds added eight points while pulling down a team-high eight rebounds.

Oakland City travels to Louisville, Kentucky, to face Bellarmine on Sunday at 1:00 PM.

Dec. 7, 2010 - Women's Basketball Earns Hard-Fought Win Over Illinois-Springfield

Oakland City University hosted the Prairie Stars of the University of Illinois-Springfield on Tuesday night in the Johnson center, winning by the score of 75-67.

After the Lady Oaks led all but one minute in the first half, and being up by as many as fifteen points, they took a twelve point advantage into the locker room at 37-25. Ali Pia hit a jumper in the lane to open the second half and then the Prairie Stars began chipping away at the deficit. Oakland City held on to a nine point lead at 52-43, but UIS went on an 11-0 run to actually take a two point lead at 54-52. OCU responded with a 10-1 run of their own to take back the lead at 64-55. The Lady Oaks never looked back, thanks to strong free-throw shooting in the second half (17-18, 94.4%), and outrebounding their opponents for the fifth straight game (38-34).

Ali Pia led the way for the Lady Oaks in both points, with 25, and rebounds, with eight. Samantha Stahl added 18 points and Berna Miranda also scored in double-figures with 11 points. Jesse Oxley dished out six assists while notching four steals, both game-highs, while Kayla Sutton and Jane Barclay each blocked two shots. The Prairie Stars were led by Pauline Pogorzelski, who scored 18 points and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds before fouling out of the game with only three and a half minutes to play. Other Prairie Stars in double-figures were Alyssa Palmer, with 15, Megan Bergerud, with 12 and Cristina Nevins, who scored 10. Palmer also had four assists, and Nevins had three steals, to lead their team in their fourth loss on the season.

Oakland City improves to 4-3 on the season and is set to square off against Ohio University-Lancaster on Saturday, December 11, in the Johnson Center at 1:00 PM CST.

Nov. 20, 2010 - Lady Oaks Take First Victory by Beating OSU-Mansfield

The Lady Oaks faced off against the Mavericks of Ohio University-Mansfield Saturday in the Johnson Center and cruised to a decisive 96-52 win, improving their record to 1-2 on the year. There were six player who scored in double figures for Oakland City, led by Samantha Stahl's game-high 22..

Oakland City never trailed in the game as they started out by scoring the first thirteen points and never looked back as they built as much as an eighteen point advantage in the first half, a lead they took into halftime at 44-26. Samantha Stahl put up thirteen points and Jane Barclay added eleven of the Lady Oaks total for the half.

The second half saw much of the same as the Lady Oaks opened by hitting their first five field goal attempts as they started the half with an eighteen to nothing run to push their lead to thirty-four points at 62-28. Kayla Sutton's jumper with two minutes left put Oakland City up by fifty points, their largest lead of the ball game, at 96-46. The Mavericks put in the last six points of the game as the final scored read 96-52 for the Lady Oaks first victory of the season.

Samantha Stahl was the game's leading scorer, notching 22 points in only 21 minutes of action. Also in double-figures for the Lady Oaks were Jane Barclay (15), Ali PIa (12), Kayla Skaggs (11), Lyndi Tedder (11) and Kayla Sutton (10). The Mavericks were led by Olivia Porter, who put home 17 points, pulled down a game-high 16 rebounds and blocked three shots in a losing effort. Skaggs led the Oaks in rebounding with eight as every active player on the Oakland City roster recorded at least one rebound. Tedder dished out a game-high six assists and Stahl had six steals. For the game, the Lady Oaks shot 45% from the field, including 31.8% from three-point range, and were 17-19 for 89.5% from the free throw line.

The next game for the Lady Oaks will be against BYU-Hawaii on November 26 at 7:30 PM local time.

Nov. 13, 2010 - Lady Oaks Lost Season Opener to Quincy University

The Oakland City University women's basketball team faced Quincy University in their season opener Saturday in the Johnson Center. Senior Ali Pia led all scorers with twenty-two points, but the Lady Oaks fell to the Lady Hawks 96-61.

Oakland City's Ali Pia also pulled down a team-high six rebounds to go along with her game-high point total. Pia was 6-10 shooting from the field and 10-11 from the free-throw line. Jane Barclay had the second highest point total for the Lady Oaks, tallying eight points in only fourteen minutes of play. Berna Miranda dished out four assists and had four steals to lead Oakland City in each category.

Quincy was led by Courtney Shuman and Stephanie Wagner, who each scored sixteen for the Lady Hawks. Ali Schwagmeyer scored fourteen points while putting up game-highs by pulling down fifteen rebounds and totaling seven assists. Linsay Henke scored thirteen and Darla Gatschenberger added ten as five players scored in double figures for the Lady Hawks.

The Lady Oaks return to action on Thursday, November 18, at 5:30 PM, when the travel to Rensallear, Indiana, to face St. Joseph College. Their next home game is set for Saturday, November 20, when the play Ohio State University-Mansfield at 1:00 PM.

May 5, 2010 - Lady Oaks Host Basketball Camp

July 11th-15th

The Basketball “Camp of Champions” is a small camp dedicated to providing individual instruction and one-on-one help. Camp numbers are limited to 75 campers during the individual camp week so that we can maintain an individual approach.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Any student 6th grade (2010-11) through 12th grade (2010-11) may attend.

WHAT DOES THE CAMP FEE INCLUDE?

The camp fee includes meals, a camp T-Shirt, awards, individual fundamental periods each day, films, lectures, team play, handout material to take home, & insurance on each camper.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?

You will need to bring a supply of sweat socks, shorts, T-Shirts, gym shoes, towels, soap, toothbrush, sheets, blanket & pillow (or sleeping bag), and other camp clothes desired.

WHAT IS THE FEE?

The fee for the “Camp of Champions” will be $240 for the camp. This includes meals, lodging, T-Shirt, tuition, insurance, and handout material to take home. The fee is $210 for a day camper, which includes all of the above except lodging and breakfast.

WHERE IS THE CAMP HELD?

The 2010 Basketball “Camp of Champions” will be held on the beautiful campus of Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana. Oakland City University has an outstanding facility, including 6 indoor stations (2 full courts), a fitness center, and more…

WHEN DO YOU ARRIVE AND LEAVE?

Campers should check-in in the lobby of Johnson Center between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Camp will conclude Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the conclusion of the camp All-Star Game.

A TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE

6:45-7:15         Rise & Shine

7:05-7:45         Breakfast

7:45-8:00         Tidy Up Room

8:00-8:45         Lectures & Film

8:45-11:00       Fundamentals Session

11:00-12:00    League Games

12:00-12:45    Lunch

12:45-1:00      Rest

1:00-3:00         Featured Lecturer, Demonstrations, and Fundamentals Session

3:00-3:30        Contests and Awards

3:30-5:00        League Games

5:00-6:00        Dinner

6:00-6:30        Rest

6:30-8:00        League Games

8:00-9:00        Free Games

9:00-10:00      Films

10:00-10:30   Fun Time (Pizza Parties, etc)

10:30               Lights Out

We Stress Fundamentals

Here Are The Fundamentals You’ll Learn

SHOOTING

Triple threat position/Right and left drives/Whirl, drive and jumpshot/Stagger move/Drive, stop and jump shot.

BALL HANDLING, PASSING & DRIBBLING

Proper Techniques

Demonstration of fundamentals/Starting and stopping the dribble/Protecting the ball/Crossover, reserve, control and speed dribbles

Proper Techniques of Passing

Receiving and follow-through/Chest, bounce, overhead, shovel, and flip passes

POSITION PLAY

Center Play - Proper Techniques

Squaring up and triple threat/Tipping/Jumpshot drill/Fake - drive - power move/Offensive and defensive rebounding.

Forward Play - Proper Techniques

Triple threat position/Fake left, drive right/Fake right, drive left/Fake - one dribble - jump shot/ Reverse and power moves to basket

Guard Play - Proper Techniques

Passing to guard, to forward and to post/Shot selection/Guard defense

INDIVIDUAL INTENSIFIED PLAY

Proper Techniques

Pivoting/Blocking out/Defensive and offensive rebounding

DEFENSIVE BASKETBALL

Proper Techniques I

Individual defense & “Importance”/Good defensive stance/Balance, Speed, Quickness/Foot, hip, trunk,

eye, head and shoulders

Proper Techniques II

Guarding a man with and without ball/Guarding dribbler, shooter and cutter

Camp Director

Jessica Mehringer

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH

OAKLAND CITY UNIVERSITY

In her first season as the women’s basketball coach at Oakland City University in 2006-07, women’s basketball coach Jessica Mehringer guided her “Lady Oaks” to a third place finish in the 2007 National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Women’s Division I National Championships last March.

Prior to accepting the reins of the Oakland City University Women’s Basketball program,Mehringer served as the head women’s basketball coach at Olney Central College for eight seasons, where she guided the Blue Knight to a 125-119 standard from 1998-2006. Included in the 125-119 record were five Region 24 Championship Games.

From 1993-98, the Eldorado, Illinois native worked the sidelines as an assistant basketball coach for the “Lady Oaks”, and during her five years as an OCU assistant, the “Oaks” put together the best five year record in school history, racing to a 92-44 mark that included five straight trips to the NCCAA “Final Eight”.

Mehringer is a 1993 graduate of OCU, where she carved out an outstanding personal record, as well as helping the “Lady Oaks” to a 38-17 mark as a starter on back-to-back NCCAA National Tournament “Final Eight” teams, earning All-Region honors both years.

Mehringer (then Jessica Morris) tossed in 11.0 points and pulled in 5.6 rebounds a night as a junior in 1991-92, and as a senior, she rammed home 17.8 markers a night, while grabbing 8.6 caroms a contest to lead the “Lady Oaks” to the NCCAA National Championship Game in Spring Arbor, Michigan.

Mehringer transferred to OCU from John A. Logan College, where she played a key role in the “Lady Volunteers” fortunes for two seasons (1989-91) at the Illinois Junior College.

At her hiring at OCU on June 1, 2006, then OCU President Dr. James Murray said, “In Jessica, we have provided our women’s basketball program with a proven winner.” “She did a terrific job for us here as a student/athlete during her playing days, and as the assistant coach, she was instrumental in helping to lead our program to the best five years in our school’s women’s basketball history.”

OCU director of Athletics Mike Sandifar has only high praises for his second-year “Lady Oak” Coach, stating, “Jessica did everything we asked of her this past year, and more – She is a tireless worker, who wants her student/athletes to work hard to be the best they can be, on and off the playing floor.”

She is a great role model to, not only, the women’s basketball players, but to all of our student/athletes on our campus – we are fortunate to have her as a part of the Oakland City University family.  “She wants to make a difference in the lives of those under her direction, as well as those around her...”

Mehringer holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business from OCU, and in addition to her coaching duties, she teaches in OCU’s School of Business. Mehringer and her husband, Kurt, reside in Jasper, Indiana, and they are the parents of two, a son, Tysen (age 7) and a daughter, Libby (age 5).