Hawkeyes Edge Golden Eagles 96-76 Friday Evening

Hawkeyes Edge Golden Eagles 96-76 Friday Evening

THE BASICS

Score: Oral Roberts 76 – Rogers State 96

Records: Oral Roberts (0-1); Iowa (1-0)

Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena – Iowa City, Iowa

 

IOWA  CITY, Iowa. – The Oral Roberts women's basketball team fell short at Big 10 opponent Iowa 96-76 Friday evening in the team's first game of the season.

 

The Golden Eagles put points on the board first when Faith Ihim scored a layup. The Hawkeyes shot well and led ORU 26-16 at the end of the first quarter. The Golden Eagles had a 28 percent shooting percentage in the first half and trailed at halftime 53-30.

 

ORU made adjustments at halftime and in the second half the team shot 43 percent from the field. The Golden Eagles outscored the Hawkeyes in the second half by three points.

 

Four Golden Eagles scored in double digits in tonight's contest. Kaylan Mayberry led the team in points with 18. Faith Ihim scored 17, Lakota Beatty had 15 and Maria Martianez scored 14 points.

 

TURNING POINT

ORU closed in on the deficit in the fourth quarter when the team narrowed the scoring gap to 12 points with four minutes remaining in the game.

 

THE LEADERS

Oral Roberts: Kaylan Mayberry scored 18 points as Maria Martianez added 14 points and 6 rebounds.

Iowa: Ally Disterhoft scored 29 points and seven total rebounds.

 

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

- After shooting 28 percent in the first half, the team finished the game shooting 35.6 percent.

- ORU was out-rebounded 55-36 in tonight's contest.

- ORU turned the ball over just 12 times, but forced Iowa to turn the ball over 13 times.

- Kaylan Mayberry, Lakota Beatty, Faith Ihim and Maria Martianez each scored in double figures in tonight's game.

- Freshman Hillary Hurst, Rachel Skalnik and Montserrat Brotons each saw minutes in tonight's game.

 

UP NEXT

The Golden Eagles head east as the team will play at Northwestern on Sunday, November 13 at 1 p.m. inside Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill.

 

For the latest information on ORU women's basketball, follow @ORUWBB on Twitter or go to www.ORUAthletics.com.  Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store. 

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