OSU hands Wichita State first home loss


Oklahoma State handed the Wichita State its first loss at Charles Koch Arena of the season, defeating the Shockers 60-47 on Tuesday night. 

Dawnyel Lair scored a career-high 15 points and grabbed six rebounds, while Jaida Hampton scored eight points in addition to three Shockers adding six points each. 

Oklahoma State (5-0) came out of the gates shooting 40 percent on its first 10 shots, but the Shockers held the Cowgirls to a five-minute scoring drought to end the first quarter.

The Shockers were held to just 20 percent shooting, giving the Cowgirls 9-7 lead after the first 10 minutes. 

Hampton’s 3-pointer and a fast break layup from Lair allowed the Shockers to take a three-point lead opening the second quarter, but two quick baskets put the Cowgirls right back in front.

Oklahoma State led by as many as eight in the first half, but two baskets from Lair allowed the deficit to be cut in half. 

The Cowgirls, however, hit a pull-up jumper seconds before the horn sounded, moving ahead 29-23 heading into the locker room. 

After a back-and-forth third quarter, OSU took control with a nine-point lead off a 3-pointer with 4:20 left.

Another three pushed the Cowgirl lead out 43-31, forcing six Shocker turnovers in the third quarter to stretch out their lead to as many as 15. 

As time was winding down, Lair came up with a steal that resulted in a layup and allowed Wichita State to trim the deficit to 13. 

Following two turnovers from Oklahoma State, two quick baskets and a free throw from Lair allowed the Shockers cut the deficit to eight.

Capitalizing off a Raven Prince drawn charge, Lair drove to the rim that resulted in a score while drawing the foul. 

Oklahoma State was not rattled by the Shocker comeback, knocking down two consecutive 3-pointers to go back up by 12 with 5:37 left to play.

The Cowgirls finished the game snagging 43 rebounds, with OSU guard Braxtin Miller scoring a game-high 30 points in the win.  

Wichita State (5-2) continues its home stretch with Tennessee Tech at 2 p.m. on Sunday. 

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