ON THE ROAD: NSU men visit Oklahoma Christian on Saturday; women go to Oklahoma Baptist | Sports


The Northeast State basketball teams will be back on the road on Saturday after the home wins on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The men (2-1) will visit Oklahoma Christian at 5 p.m., while the women (2-1) will travel to Shawnee to face Oklahoma Baptist at 2 p.m.

Forward Emeka Obukwelu scored 31 points, a game-high, and picked up eight rebounds in the RiverHawks’ 96-60 win over Arlington Baptist on Tuesday at the NSU Event Center. The transfer of the University of Arkansas graduates shot 12 of 17 overall and went 7 for 8 from the foul line. In three games, Obukwelu leads NSU with 20.7 points per game and nine rebounds per outing. He shoots 57.8% overall, 40% on five 3-point attempts and rose to 8 of 10 from the free throw line.

Second-year guard Christian Cook, who scored 18 points on Tuesday, is averaging 18 points and leads the RiverHawks with nine points to 3 points. Cook is shooting 52.9% from behind the arc and 52.5% overall.

Rashand Perkins is also posting a double-digit average for NSU at 11.7 points per game. Perkins connected on 70.6% of his shooting attempts and is 4 of 8 from 3-point territory.

The RiverHawks, who return to the NSU Event Center on Friday, November 26 when they face Haskell, beat Mary, 80-70, in their season opener on Nov. 12 in the MIAA / GAC Challenge. Their loss came to Northwestern Oklahoma, 66-58, the next day.

Oklahoma Christian enters Saturday’s game at 1-2. The Eagles beat champion Christian (Arkansas) 91-63 in their last outing on Thursday, November 18.

The NSU women have won their last two games, most recently beating Bacone College, 89-33, at the NSU Event Center on Wednesday behind Maleeah ​​Langstaff’s double-double of 18 points and 15 rebounds.

Four players – Zaria Collins, Jessica Barrow, Maegan Lee and Langstaff – have a double-digit average for NSU over three games. Collins, who has not played against Bacone, is averaging 14.5 points, Barrow is following at 14 points, Lee is averaging 12.7 points and Langstaff is averaging 11.7 points to go with 11 rebounds, the top of the team.

Oklahoma Baptist is winless at 0-2. OBU suffered a 62-50 overtime loss to Washburn on Saturday, November 13 in the MIAA / GAC challenge.

Saturday’s contest will be the first of five consecutive games away from the NSU Event Center for NSU.


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