Thompson’s 25 points powers OBU to win over SWOSU, 90-80

By Adam Ewing |

SHAWNEE – Brantly Thompson tallied 25 points as the Oklahoma Baptist men’s basketball team upended Southwestern Oklahoma State 90-80 Thursday evening.

OBU led 42-40 at intermission. The Bison knocked down 7-of-18 three-pointer attempts and 9-of-11 from the charity tripe in the first frame.

The Bison outscored SWOSU 48-40 in the second half.

Along with Brantly Thompson’s team-leading 25 points, the senior tallied four rebounds, three steals and one block.

Harrison Stoddart recorded his second-straight double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Stoddart’s stat line included three blocks and two assists.

Nigel Wilcox recorded his first double-double as a member of the Bison. The junior transfer from Alpharetta, GA, registered 13 points and 13 rebounds. Wilcox added two steals and one block in the winning effort.

Jordan Thompson was the fourth Bison in double figures with 14 points. His six assists were second on the team Thursday to Jaquan Simms’ seven dimes.

Tauriawn Knight led SWOSU with 19 points.

Chris Braggs Jr., Damion Thornton and Kamden Gipson joined knight in double figures with 17, 15 and 11 respectively. Thornton added 10 rebounds and four assists.

Jaylan Williams led the Bulldogs with two three-pointers, going 2-for-3 from the field and grabbed two boards in 22 minutes.

OBU (5-3, GAC 5-2) returns to action Jan. 30 with a roach matchup against East Central. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.

Southwestern Oklahoma (5-3, 5-3)404080
Oklahoma Baptist (5-3 (5-2)424890


Points-OBU, B. Thompson 25, H. Stoddart 17, J. Thompson 14, N. Wilcox 13, T. Boling 8, J. Simms 7, T. Green 6. SWOSU, T. Knight 19, C. Braggs Jr. 15, D. Thornton 15, K. Gipson 11, J. Williams 6, B. James 4, L. Cleare 3, K. Butler 2.

Rebounds-OBU, N. Wilcox 13, H. Stoddart 10, B. Thompson 4, J. Thompson 3, T. Boling 3, J. Simms 3, J. Tene 2, T. Green 1. SWOSU, D. Thornton 10, L. Cleare 8, T. Knight 5, B. James 3, J. Williams 2, K. Austin-Johnson 2, C. Braggs Jr. 1, K. Gipson 1, K. Butler 1.

Assists-OBU, J. Simms 7, J. Thompson 6, H. Stoddart 2, B. Thompson 2. SWOSU, D. Thornton 4, B. James 4, T. Knight 2, K. Gipson 1, K. Butler 1.

Steals-OBU, B. Thompson 3, N. Wilcox 2, J. Simms 1, J. Thompson 1. SWOSU, L. Cleare 3. C. Braggs Jr. 1.

Blocks-OBU, H. Stoddart 3, B. Thompson 1, N. Wilcox 1. SWOSU, L. Cleare 1, T. Knight 1.