ORU (women) 67, Valparaiso 66

Sunday, January 11th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Elisha Turek scored a game-high 22 points and led Oral Roberts to a 67-to-66 victory over Valparaiso.

Turek made eight points in the final four minutes and 33 seconds Saturday. The freshman forward also tied a career high with 14 rebounds for her third-straight double-double.

Oral Roberts led by as many as 13 in the first half and just held onto the lead at the break with a score of 36-to-34.

Valparaiso went on a 12-and-0 run in the second half. Katheryn Knoester's layup capped the run and put the Crusaders in the lead by two points.

ORU's Alycia Seay scored the final layup for the Golden Eagles and for the game.

Leah Cannon finished with 14 assists and nine points for Oral Roberts.

Jamie Gutkowski scored 15 for Valparaiso.