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Women’s Basketball Resumes Summit League Play Against Fort Wayne Thursday

Women’s Basketball Resumes Summit League Play Against Fort Wayne Thursday

The Basics

Game 22
Oral Roberts
(13-8, 4-3 SL) vs. Fort Wayne (4-17, 1-7 SL)
Date/Time:
Thursday, February 1, 2018 / 7 p.m.
TV/Video: ORU Sports Network
Radio: ORU Radio Network
Live Stats: vs. Fort Wayne
Location:
Tulsa, Oklahoma (Mabee Center)


TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women's basketball team will begin the second half of Summit League play Thursday, February 1 at 7 p.m. when Fort Wayne visits the Mabee Center. 

The game will be streamed online via the ORU Sports Network. Fans may also view the live stats, see link below, or follow the Golden Eagles on Twitter, @ORUWBB.


Important Links

ORU Game Notes: vs. Fort Wayne
Opponent Notes: Fort Wayne
Summit League Notes:
Week 12
Live Stats: vs. Fort Wayne
TV/Video: ORU Sports Network
Radio: ORU Radio Network

2017-18 #ORUWBB Media Guide


About the Opponent

  • The Mastodons are playing under second year Head Coach Niecee Nelson.
  • ORU defeated Fort Wayne in the first matchup of the season, 73-48, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Quick Hits

  • ORU will face Fort Wayne for its 22nd game of the season and the first game of the second half of Summit League play.
  • This will be the 19th overall meeting between the Golden Eagles and the Mastodons.
  • Junior forward, Maria Martianez scored six points and recorded eight rebounds in the team's last game against Central Christian. Martianez is currently second in the Summit League in rebounds per game with 7.7.
  • Senior Faith Ihim scored her 1,000th career point against Arkansas and became the 20th player to score at least 1,000 points during her career. Ihim also has more than 500 rebounds, which makes her the 10th player in ORU women's basketball history to have more than 1,000 points and at least 500 rebounds. She scored a career high 26 points against Central Christian and grabbed seven rebounds. She is currently fourth in the Summit League with 7.0 rebounds per game and first in overall field-goal percentage at 62.6 percent. She is also sixth in the league in points per game at 14.2. Ihim was awarded her first-ever Summit League Player of the Week on December 18. She has been named one of 30 finalists for the Senior CLASS award.
  • ORU was picked to finish fourth in The Summit League according to the preseason poll. Faith Ihim and Maria Martianez were named to the Summit League preseason all-league second team.
  • Last game, Maya Mayberry scored 12 points at home against Central Christian. As a freshman, Mayberry is leading the Summit League in three-point percentage at 46.9 percent. She is also seventh in the Summit League in overall field-goal percentage at 49.4 percent.
  • Head Coach Misti Cussen is in her sixth season at the helm for the Golden Eagles and holds an 87-88 overall head coaching record.
  • After the completion of the first half of league play, the Golden Eagles are fourth in the standings behind South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois.
  • For the latest information on ORU women's basketball, follow @ORUWBB on Twitter or go to www.ORUAthletics.com.  Fans can also receive updates on the team by downloading the Golden Eagles Front Row App at ORUAthletics.com/frontrow or in the App Store. 

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