McKee’s outburst rallies Lady Eagles past Colorado School of Mines
PUEBLO, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2013) – Logan McKee posted her first career double-double and scored 12 of her 19 points during a 2½-minute second-half outburst to lift Oklahoma Christian past Colorado School of Mines 62-58 on Friday afternoon in the Al Kaly Shriners’ Classic at Massari Arena.
OC (3-0) trailed by as many as nine points in the first half and was behind 42-39 before McKee hit a 3-pointer with 7:49 left to tie the game. After a miss by the Orediggers at the other end, McKee drilled another 3-pointer to put OC ahead.
Colorado Mines (0-1) turned the ball over and McKee was fouled while attempting another 3-pointer. She made all three free throws to put OC up 48-42. The Orediggers rallied within 48-47, but McKee nailed yet another 3-pointer with 5:24 left and Roz Hamilton followed with a basket to rebuild OC’s lead.
A layup by Sydney Hill with 3:00 left gave OC its largest lead at 57-48. Colorado Mines pulled within 58-54 with 1:55 left on a 3-pointer by Sam Rusk, but missed three shots with a chance to rally even more. McKee went 4-of-4 from the free-throw line in the final 16 seconds to seal the win for OC, which overcame a 28.1-percent shooting effort (18 of 64).
McKee missed matching her career scoring high by just one point. She finished 10-of-11 from the line and added a career-high 10 rebounds. Hamilton scored 14 points for OC, while Hill had eight points and eight rebounds as the Lady Eagles outrebounded Colorado Mines 49-42.
Laura Tyree scored 14 points and Courtney Gallo added 12 for the Orediggers, who were playing OC for the first time in women's basketball.
OC will play the classic’s host, Colorado State-Pueblo, on Saturday.