The College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcats, playing in the JBU Classic in Siloam Springs, Arkansas picked up a big win Friday evening as they defeated NAIA Div. I John Brown University, 71-64.
The Lady Bobcats, who shot only 28% in the first half, came back with 52% in the second half, while JBU started out at 46% but managed only 30% in the second half. The Lady Cats posted a balanced attack, as four players scored in double figures: Lakin Simmerman with 14, Cassidy Johnson and Hannah Wisdom with 13, and Brandy Uchtman with 11. Uchtman and Madisen Brethower grabbed 7 rebounds apiece and Simmerman picked up 6. John Brown was led by Brooke Barker with 24 points and Bailey Cameron with 10 rebounds.
Friday’s win brings the Lady Cats’ record to 7-1 on the season. They will face another tough DI team, #7 ranked Oklahoma City University, on Saturday afternoon.
Picture: Lakin Simmerman (Plumlee Photo)