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Reggie Baker scores 25 in Newman win

Reggie Baker scored 25 points and led Newman to a 72-62 win over Oklahoma Christian on Thursday night in Oklahoma City.

Baker, a junior hit seven three-pointers. He scored 17 in the second half, helping the Jets protect a 35-28 halftime lead.

Cortrael Colbert scored 16 points and James Pegues added 14 for the Jets. Newman (7-6, 3-4 Heartland) outrebounded Oklahoma Christian 42-39.

NEWMAN (7-6, 3-4): McCartner 3-9 0-0 8, Espinoza 3-6 0-0 7, Colbert 8-13 0-0 16, Baker 9-21 0-0 25, Pegues 5-11 4-5 14, Vermezovic 1-1 0-2 2, Unrau 0-1 0-0 0, Ammons 0-1 0-0 0, Julian 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 29-67 (10-32) 4-7 72.

OCC (3-10, 1-6): Box 4-11 3-3 11, Covatt 0-0 0-0 0, Rutherford 3-9 0-0 7, Strickland 4-12 2-2 13, Moon 9-13 1-3 19, Lopez 0-1 0-0 0, Faurot 0-1 0-0 0, Arnalong 1-2 0-0 3, Peters 2-10 0-1 5, Fuller 2-3 0-2 4. Totals 25-62 (6-20) 6-11 62.

Halfime — NU 35, OCU 28. 3s — NU 10-32 (Baker 7, McCarthy 2, Espinoza), OCU 6-20 (Strickland 3, Rutherford, Arnalong, Peters). Rebounds — NU 42 (Pegues 10), OCU 39 (Faurot 7). Assists — NU 18 (Colbert 6), OCU 12 (Rutherford, Box 3). Fouls — NU 15, OCI 10. A — 550.

Oklahoma 60, Newman women 52 — The Jets went scoreless during a six-minute stretch late in the game, allowing Oklahoma Christian to turn a 36-35 deficit into a 46-36 lead. DeKendra Ledoux led Newman (5-10, 2-5 Heartland) with 14 points, but she made just 4 of 20 shots.

NEWMAN (5-10, 2-5): Ledoux 4-20 4-4 14, Wright 1-3 0-1 2, Tjaden 3-7 4-5 11, Thompson 1-4 0-0 2, Buckner 2-5 1-1 5, Caldwell 3-10 0-0 9, Raynor 3-10 0-2 9, Harrison 0-0 0-0 0, Ramsay 0-0 0-0 0, Rosales 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-61 (9-26) 9-13 52.

OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN (5-10, 2-5): Hill 4-11 7-12 16, Morris 0-1 0-0 0, Stanford 4-10 8-11 17, Gorham 1-4 3-4 5, Hicks 1-1 1-5 3, Hinton 0-3 0-0 0, Coale 0-0 0-0 0, Newberry 5-6 1-4 12, Martin 0-0 1-2 1, Hall 0-0 0-1 0, Gonzaque 1-1 0-0 2, Brown 1-3 2-2 4, Hayes 0-0 0-0 0, Dawkins 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-42 (3-10) 23-41 60.

Halftime — OCU 28, NU 26. 3s — NU 9-26 (Caldwell 3, Raynor 3, Ledoux 2, Tjaden), OCU 3-10 (Hill, Stanford, Newberry). Rebounds — NU 41 (Thompson 11), OCU 42 (Hicks 8). Assists — NU 8 (Tjaden 5), OCU 12 (Gonzaque 3). Fouls — NU 28, OCU 15. A — 470.

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