CORPUS CHRISTI — The lead continued to swell for the Golden Eagles, as the offense clicked into gear for Misti Cussen’s team. A layup from Shelton off of a beautiful Taylor Cooper lob stretched the advantage to 44-31 with 9:04 to play.
The largest ORU lead of the game came with 2:33 left, when a Bernadett Balla basket stretched the advantage to 56-38.
Key scored 16 of her 21 points after halftime, while nine of Shelton’s 11 points came after the intermission.
Bigham played all 40 minutes of the win. In addition to her nine points and seven assists, she secured seven rebounds and three steals.
ORU will have an opportunity to solidify their grasp on first place when they face Sam Houston State on Saturday afternoon. Tipoff in Huntsville, Texas is scheduled for 1:30 pm CT.