Lion women to host SE Okla. St. tonight
The Lions close out the opening month of the 2015-16 season at home against Southeastern Oklahoma State at 6 p.m. on Nov. 30.
The Lions (2-3) return to The Field House after a loss to Ouachita Baptist 66-64 in Arkadelphia, Ark. The Lions have been struggling this season when it comes to starting and finishing games being outscored 88-94 in the first quarter, and 88-95 in the fourth quarter. Conversely, the Lions have dominated in the second and third quarter outscoring their opposition 188-150. As the opening month of the season draws to an end, the Lions are ranked second in the LSC averaging 72.8 points per game and are ranked third shooting 72.4 percent from the charity stripe. Amari Jones, Khala Riley, and Shomari Harris leads the Lions in scoring averaging 11.6 points per game, 10.8 points per game, and 10.2 points per game respectively. Jones nearly averages a double-double bringing in 9.4 rebounds per game.
The Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm won their first game of the 2015-16 season defeating Bacone College 102-33. The Storm averages 68.6 points per game and gives up 58.8 points per game to their opponents. Their 75.3 shooting percentage from the free throw line places them second in the Great American Conference but only shoots 39 percent from the floor. Although the Storm shoots 34 percent from the three point line, three pointers has been their bread and butter so far this season as they rank first in the GAC with roughly ten made three pointers per contest. Olivia Potter is mostly responsible for that as she leads Southeastern Oklahoma State with 14.8 points per game and shoots 45 percent from beyond the arc. Kaylie Baxter follows her lead scoring 11.6 points per game and is a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line this season. The Savage Storm is coached by Darin Grover who is in his 11th season as the head coach and posts a 157-128 record.