Moon, Kobiske power Storm to win in home opener

Durant, Oklahoma – A third consecutive 20-point effort from Briley Moon and a double-double from Caitlin Kobiske helped Southeastern to a 69-58 victory over Oklahoma Christian in their Tuesday night home opener at Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

The win lifted the Savage Storm to 2-3 on the year en route to an eight-day Thanksgiving break before plunging into the Great American Conference with a road game against Southern Nazarene on November 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Bethany, Oklahoma.

Moon finished the night going 9-of-14 overall from the floor with a 3-for-6 effort form past the arc to finish with 25 points, while also tying team-highs with four assists and three steals.

Kobiske posted a 5-of-11 effort from the floor to finish with 14 points and was big on both ends of the floor on the board with 11 total, six offensively and five defensively.

Holli Lindley posted 11 points off the bench, shot 4-of-5 from the floor, and was next in line behind Kobiske on the glass with six rebounds.

Grace Alverson scored seven points, while Aimee Alverson added four assists and Karyssa Jackson grabbed three steals.

SE shot 42.1 percent for the game, but picked up that performance in the second half, primarily with a 563.8 percent effort in the fourth quarter.

After scoring the first two points of the game, the Storm would see the Eagles answer with 11 straight points to build an early lead.

Southeastern would erase that nine-point deficit with a 9-0 run to tie the game at 11-11, but OCU would close out the quarter with a 7-1 run to take an 18-12 lead after the quarter to take.

That lead would stretch to 22-14 by 6:07 of the second quarter, but a Grace Alverson bucket would spark a 14-1 run capped by a pair of Maci Bookout free throws just before the buzzer that put the Storm on header put 28-23 at the half.

SE would extend its lead to double digits three times in the third quarter, but the Eagles would close the gap to five points with 3:54 to play in the frame.

The Storm would finish the quarter solid and push the lead back to 48-38 on a Lindley bucket to score the third quarter.

A Moon steal and layup with 3:58 to play would give Southeastern the biggest lead at 63-48, but OCU would rally with a 10-2 run in the next three minutes to cut the Storm advantage to seven points, but SE would hit 4 of 6 of his free throws in the last minute to deflect the threat and hang on for a 69-58 victory.

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