OKWU basketball

Posted: Jan 12, 2018 9:00 PMUpdated: Jan 12, 2018 9:00 PM

Lady Eagles to Rely on Senior Leadership in Season's Second Half

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Max Gross

Both Oklahoma Wesleyan basketball teams will start their second time through the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference on Saturday with a doubleheader matchup against McPherson.

The Lady Eagles are 8-3 in conference and just one game behind first place despite being picked toward the middle of the conference in preseason polls. At 14-5 on the year OKWU has already matched its win total from the 2016-17 season.

Senior guard Tiffany Rieger thinks attitude and experience have made the difference.

The Lady Eagles will be challenged on Saturday taking on a McPherson team that beat them in the first game of the conference season, 91-84.

Fellow senior guard Cheyenne Been says the team is in a different place since the first meeting.

OKWU’s ability to grind out games down the stretch has been a huge strength. The Lady Eagles have won six games decided by ten points or less.

The Eagle men sit at 6-5 in conference and are fighting to keep pace with the rest of the pack. They knocked off McPherson in convincing fashion, 82-66 in the first meeting on November 15.

You can hear the Eagle basketball doubleheader against McPherson at 3 o’clock on 1500 AM—99.1 FM KPGM

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