Fri, Nov. 18, 2011 - [Women's Basketball]
Oklahoma City, Okla
. -- Parris Price
's game-high 26 points led the Mid-America Christian University Lady Evangels to an 81-45 rout of the Texas College Lady Steers Friday night (Nov. 18) to improve their record to 5-0, their best start since joining the NAIA in 2007.
got the Lady Evangels off to a fast start with two quick treys for an 11-0 lead four minutes into the game.
Woodard then nailed another from long distance for a 16-4 advantage at the 14:25 mark of the opening half.
After a three-point play by Sekeya Roberson cut the lead to 21-9, Price capped a 8-1 run with a three for a 29-10 cushion.
MACU went on to a 36-18 edge at the half.
The Lady Evangels continued the onslaught in the second half as a three by Erica Jones
and a bucket by Kourtni Williams
gave them their largest lead at that point of 48-22 with 16:39 remaining.
Williams then hit consecutive layups to put the Lady Evangels in front 55-26 and they never looked back in cruising to the victory.
Price's 26 points came on 7-of-10 from the field and a perfect 10-of-10 from the free-throw line. She also had game-highs of five assists and four steals, to go along with four rebounds.
Woodard scored 14, while Williams and Nicole Wittman
added 12. Wittman also pulled down a game-high nine boards. Erica Jones
finished with 11 points.
Keyara Criner paced the Lady Steers (0-3) with 12 points and Roberson added 11. Ashli Smith recorded a team-high eight rebounds.
The Lady Evangels were again solid defensively, holding the Lady Steers to only a 28.8 percent (17-of-59) shooting clip overall and 23.1 percent (6-of-26) in the first half.
MACU entered the night number one in NAIA Division I in scoring defense per game and are allowing only 38.4 points a game through their five victories.
The road will get tougher on Tuesday night (Nov. 22), as the Lady Evangels are set for a showdown against cross-town rival and No. 3-ranked Oklahoma City. Tip-off against the Stars is set for 6 p.m. at the Gaulke Activity Center.