Defense leads OBU to win over SNU

SHAWNEE – A brilliant defensive effort, along with clutch performances from Brantly Thompson and Harrison Stoddart, gave the Oklahoma Baptist men’s basketball team a 73-58 victory over rival Southern Nazarene Monday.

The Bison were 26 of 58 (45%) from the field including a red-hot 12 of 32 (38%) from beyond the arc. OBU was especially good in the second half as they knocked down seven 3-pointers and were 50 percent from the field. 

SNU shot a season-low 36 percent from the field and held the Crimson Storm to 24 percent from beyond the arc and six 3-pointers.

OBU forced 14 SNU turnovers, while matching a season-low in giveaways with 11 on the night. The Bison also held a 12-2 advantage in second chance points.

Brantly Thompson was terrific with 20 points, including seven assists. Harrison Stoddart added 15 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Wilcox added nine points and five boards. Jordan Thompson contributed nine points, four rebounds, and three assists.

Justin Tene hit a career-high in a Bison uniform with seven points and two rebounds.

Adokiye Iyaye led SNU with 20 points while Mo Wilson II added eight points, seven rebounds and five assists.

The Bison move to 4-3 overall and 4-2 in the GAC, just a half game back of Southwestern Oklahoma State. OBU will welcome SWOSU into the Noble Complex on Thursday evening as they look to overtake the top spot in the Western Division. The Bison took the first meeting in Weatherford, 74-72.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. from the Noble Complex on the Bison Sports Network.

Southern Nazarene (4-3, 4-3)263258
Oklahoma Baptist (4-3, 4-2)324173

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Points-OBU, B. Thompson 20, H. Stoddart 15, N. Wilco 9. J. Thompson 9. J. Simms 8, J. Tene 7, T. Green 3, S. Milton 2. SNU, A. Iyaye 20, M. Wilson II 8, K. Kenner 8, M. Dixon 7, X. Bryant 7, N. Daviss 6, M. Bouwer2.

Rebounds-OBU, H. Stoddart 11. N. Wilcox 5, J. Simms 5, J. Thompson 4, T. Green 4, B. Thompson 3, J. Tene 2, S. Milton 1, J. Pruitt 1. SNU, M. Wilson II 7, N. Davis 7, M. Dixon 5, A. Iyaye 4, M. Bouwer 3, X. Bryant 2, K. Kenner 1.

Assists-OBU, B. Thompson 7, H. Stoddart 4, J. Thompson 3, T. Green 3, N. Wilcox 1, J. Simms 1. SNU, M. Wilson 5, X. Bryant 2, A. Iyaye 1, K. Kenner 1.

Steals-OBU, N. Wilcox 1. SNU, K. Kenner 3, M Wilson II 1, A. Iyaye 1, M. Bouwer 1.

Blocks-OBU, H. Stoddart 3, N. Wilcox 1. SNU, M. Wilson II 1.