IOWA CITY, Iowa – Lakota Beatty scored a career high 26 points in the Oral Roberts women’s basketball team’s, 90-77, loss at No. 13 Iowa Friday evening at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.
It was a slow start to start Friday’s game at No. 13 Iowa for the Golden Eagles. ORU shot 16 percent from the overall in the first quarter and only scored nine points compared to Iowa’s 27. The Hawkeyes came out shooting 62 percent in the opening 10 minutes. The Golden Eagles went in to the halftime break trailing the Hawkeyes 49-23 after shooting 28 percent from the field in the second quarter of play.
After halftime, ORU came out and stormed the remaining 20 minutes of play out-scoring the No. 13 Hawkeyes 24-19 in the third and 30-22 in the fourth for a combined 54-41 showing in the second half. The Golden Eagles did not commit a turnover in the final two quarters and only committed six for the game. The defense forced 15 Iowa turnovers. ORU shot 53 percent overall in the second half.
ORU forced 25 turnovers in the game. The Golden Eagles cut Iowa’s lead down to 11 with just under a minute to go after trailing by as much as 28 in the game. ORU had seven steals in the game compared to Iowa’s four.