College of the Ozarks women earned their tenth win of the season by defeating St. Gregory's University 81-65 in Shawnee, OK. The Lady Cats held a 41-36 halftime advantage behind 14 points from Maggie McMenamy. They also led in the rebound column 25-15 at the break, which played a significant role in the halftime lead. College of the Ozarks shot 44% to the Lady Cavaliers 42%.
The Lady Cats buckled down defensively in the second half, holding St. Gregory's to 29 points on 40% shooting from the field. The Lady Cavaliers entered the contest #2 in NAIA Div. I in made threes per game and #10 in three point percent at 37%. They shot just 4-17 (24%) for the game. College of the Ozarks finished with a 46-32 rebounding advantage, gathering 19 offensive rebounds. Kylee Tatum entered the game leading the Cavaliers in scoring and had 12 at the half. Stingy defense by Shelby Roberts and Cass Johnson held Tatum to just four in the second half.
Maggie McMenamy led all scorers with 20 points, a career high. She was followed by Kelsie Cleeton with 16, and Brandy Uchtman and Lakin Simmerman, both with 11. Cleeton led the rebounding column with 8, followed by three others with 6 (McMenamy, Maison Bovard, and Hannah Wisdom). Cleeton also led with three assists.
The Lady Bobcats will take the week off for finals, prior to traveling to William Woods on Saturday Dec. 19th, for a 2:00 pm tip-off against the Lady Owls. College of the Ozarks is now 10-1 on the season.