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ORU Women End Three-Game Skid With 82-66 Win

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Originally Published: Dec 28, 2009 11:20 PM CDT

Curt Hill
Oklahoma Sports Staff

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Jaci Bigham recorded a career-high 34 points as Oral Roberts snapped a three-game skid by beating Evangel 82-66 on Monday night.

Bigham went 9-of-22 from the field and 15-of-18 from the free-throw line. The freshman from McAlester also handed out five assists and grabbed five steals.

The Crusaders and Golden Eagles battled back and forth through the first 34 minutes and ORU (8-5) only led by two with 5:42 remaining. Oral Roberts took over after that, though, and went on a 16-2 run to put the game away.

Janae Voelker keyed the run, scoring the first seven points. The senior from Newton, Kansas finished with 16.

Jordan Pyle scored in double figures for the third consecutive game with 13 points, while pulling down four rebounds and grabbing five steals.

The Crusaders shot 65 percent (15-of-23) from the field in the first half to earn the three-point halftime advantage. Evangel eventually cooled off and finished the game shooting 48 percent. ORU, meanwhile, finished the game shooting 45 percent.

ORU returns to Summit League play on Saturday at North Dakota State.

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