Cold Shooting Dooms the Lady Aggies in Loss to Newman
by Scott Puryear of Aggie Sports on 11/23/05
Goodwell, OK - Fresh off their tournament
championship in the Comfort Inn Classic last weekend, the
Oklahoma Panhandle State Lady Aggie basketball team traveled
to Wichita for a match-up with Newman University on Tuesday
evening. Doomed by cold shooting from the start, even a second
half comeback could not prevent a Newman win - 70-58.
Newman shot 42% in the first half, compared
22% and that was the major factor in Newman’s 40-22 halftime
lead. Post-game, OPSU coach Jerry Olson was critical of his
team’s performance in the opening half (which included
This year’s Lady Aggie team does
not wear their hearts on their sleeves and they played hard
(and performed better) in the second half and outscored Newman
OPSU won the battle of the boards, with
a rebounding edge of 47-37, but had 25 turnovers to Newman’s
Olson added that the Lady Aggies played much better in the
second half and that they must continue to show that kind of
effort. With the loss, OPSU evened their season record at 2-2.
Taneisha Rogers, Brandi Lewis and Nina Kuleff each had 13
points for OPSU, and Kuleff led her team with 17 rebounds.
Laura Wilson added ten points and had four steals.
The Lady Aggies have their home opener on Monday (11/28) at
7:00 p.m. against the Yellowjackets of Montana State University-Billings.
It shapes up to be an outstanding game
between the two teams. The Lady Aggies were picked third
in the Heartland Conference pre-season poll and the Yellowjackets
were picked as number one. The league title won’t officially
be decided until March, but fans will get a preview on Monday
evening as to who may win the Heartland Championship.