The men’s basketball team defeated Paul Quinn College (PQC) 106-68 in the last home game of the season. This year’s team is the first-ever to never lose at home in a full season. The Saints improve to 20-8 overall while PQC drops to 3-26. Before the game began, the university honored seniors Yephnick Adelphonse, Simon Shafack Jr., PJ Escobar, Brandell Collins and Darion Brown. The Saints will play their last games of the season on Feb. 23 against LSU-Shreveport and Feb. 24 against LSU-Alexandria.
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The women’s basketball team played its last home game of the season and defeated Paul Quinn College (PQC) 102-77. The Saints improve to 21-7 overall, while PQC drops to 19-10. After the game, the university honored seniors Rachel Baity, Quintianna LeShore, Nakia Page, Francesca Patrick and Julia Rendon. The Saints will play their last games of the season on Feb. 23 against LSU-Shreveport and Feb. 24 against LSU-Alexandria.
This past Saturday, the men’s basketball team triumphed over the University of the Southwest 91-80 in a Red River Athletic Conference matchup after losing to Langston on Thursday 84-81. The Saints improve to 17-8 overall and 11-3 in conference and have qualified for the postseason tournament that begins in a few weeks. The men, ranked 18th in the NAIA, are half-a-game behind league-leader LSU-Shreveport with a 12-3 conference record and 18-8 overall.
The women’s basketball team beat Langston and the University of the Southwest by identical scores this past week. The Saints won both games 102-56. The Saints, ranked 18th in the NAIA, are one of two teams to qualify for the postseason that begins in a few weeks. They are half-a-game ahead of LSU-Shreveport in conference rankings with a 14-1 record and 19-7 overall.
The team hosted a round-robin tournament featuring Sterling College (SC) and Central Methodist University (CMU) – the 24th ranked team in the NAIA. The Saints opened the tournament on Friday with an 8-7 win over Sterling. CMU defeated SC 8-5 in the second game, and CMU closed out the evening with a 16-0 win over the Saints. On Saturday, CMU defeated Sterling 8-5 to open the day. The Saints lost 8-2 to Sterling, and OLLU defeated CMU 3-2 to end the weekend. OLLU is now 4-7 on the season.
The softball team participated in the NAIA Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, Texas, this past weekend. The Saints were only able to play four of five games – the last game was cancelled due to below-freezing temperatures in the area. The women defeated Oklahoma Wesleyan University 10-5 to open the tournament, and then beat the No. 2 team in the NAIA Columbia College 2-1. They lost the third game 3-2 to Ottawa University and then defeated Bethany College 8-3. The Saints are now 3-1 on the season.
The OLLU men’s basketball team snuck by Jarvis Christian College (JCC) on Saturday with a 67-60 win to improve to 17-7 overall and 11-2 in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). JCC drops to 4-17 overall and 1-11 in conference.
The Saints are 16-3 against the Bulldogs. Earlier this season, the Saints defeated JCC 91-81.