Cowgirls Roll Past Grambling 84-40
STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State’s women’s basketball team moved to 2-0 on
the year with an 84-40 win over Grambling State on Thursday night in front
of 2,006 fans inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.
For the second consecutive game, the Cowgirls were impressive at the
defensive end of the floor, limiting the Tigers (0-4) to 12 points on a
3-of-25 effort from the floor in the first half.
“I thought our intensity was better and I think our defense is pretty good
right now. We’re scrambling, hustling, blocking shots, getting deflections
and doing things on defense that’s going to give us a chance to win
ballgames,” head coach Kurt Budke said.
The Cowgirls opened the game with a 12-2 run and kept in single digits
until the 1:53 mark of the first half. Behind sophomore Toni Young’s 10
points in the first half, led 41-12 at the intermission. The Del City,
Okla., native recorded her second-straight double-double, finishing with 14
points and 14 rebounds.
owned the glass, outrebounding the Tigers by a 59-31 count. Despite
committing 24 turnovers of their own, the Cowgirls forced into 26
miscues in the contest, scoring 22 points off those turnovers.
“We are making a lot of mistakes offensively right now. We’re not all on the
same page, but they give me everything they have and at the end of the night
it’s a 44-point win,” Budke said. “We held a team to 40 points. We’ll take
it and move on to the next one.”
Freshman Tiffany Bias led all scorers with 17 points to go with four assists
and three steals, while fellow freshman Kendra Suttles (11 points) and
junior Carolyn Blair-Mobley (10 points) also reached double figures in the
Senior Precious Robinson narrowly missed matching Young’s double-double
performance, turning in a 9-point, 12-rebound effort.