The season came to an end for the Langston University women’s basketball squad with an 80-67 loss to No. 1 seed Campbellsvilley (Ky.) on Friday in the second round of the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship in Jackson, Tenn.
The Lady Lions suffered from a slow start, finding themselves down 42-20 at halftime thanks to a 9-of-27 (33 percent) shooting performance — while Campbellsville shot 17-of-30 for 56 percent. Langston then got things going in the second half, outscoring Campbellsville 47-38 and shooting 51 percent, but it wasn’t enough.
Stephanie Madden had another double-double performance for LU with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Ashlea Gray led the Lady Lions in scoring with 17 points.
Jenissa Harris also scored double figures with 14 points for Langston, only got 20 more points from five other scorers.
The Lady Lions finish the season with a 29-6 record.
Campbellsville had two scorers finish in double digits — Courtney Clifton with 18 points and Whitney Ballinger with 17 — while also having five other players score seven or more points.
There is one Oklahoma college still alive in the NAIA Division I Women’s National Championship. Oklahoma City University rolled into today’s quarterfinal action with a 67-51 victory over Xavier (La.) on Friday.
The Lady Stars are a one seed in the tournament and will face Shawnee State (Ohio), which knocked off the No. 2 seed California Baptist, 64-58. The two teams will square off at 2 p.m. at Oman Arena.
At the NAIA Division I Men’s National Championship in Kansas City, Mo., Rogers State out of Claremore has reached today’s quarterfinals.
Rogers State came into the tournament unseeded and knocked off No. 6 seed Texas Wesleyan in the opening round on Wednesday, 66-64, then bested Carroll (Mont.) on Friday, 66-45.
The college from Claremore will face No. 3 Mountain State (W. Va.) today at 6 p.m. for a spot in Monday’s semifinals.