â€œWeâ€™ve played the toughest game of the season.â€
These were the words of Head Coach Josh Keister after Tuesday nights match up. The Missouri Western Womenâ€™s Basketball team took a trip to Norman, Ok., to play the D-1 Oklahoma Sooners. The Sooners are ranked No.3 in the nation. The exhibition game ended in blowout fashion 93-55, but the experience is what mattered.
â€œAnytime you get the chance to play a D-1 school you take the opportunity,â€ Keister said.
The Griffons took advantage of the opportunity. Even though the score looks bad, the Griffons played pretty well. Keister said that it was a great environment to play in. The crowd was great, and the gym was three quarters full. The Griffons played in front of 7,481 fans.
â€œIt was a great atmosphere,â€ Keister said.
Two of the Griffons stood out in the game. Senior Center Inga Buzoka scored 17 points and had seven rebounds.
Senior Forward Tera Petersen scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds also.
The Griffons used this exhibition game to get the rhythm of their team.
â€œWe got a gage of where the team is at,â€ Keister said.
Keister said that he has two goals in these exhibition games: One is to win, and the second is to find out what needs to be worked on. He said he knows now what the team needs.
The Griffons feel confident about their team this year. They had some success against Oklahoma.
â€œIf you do things against them, then you can do it against anybody,â€ Keister said.
This is by far going to be their toughest match of the year. The Griffons wonâ€™t see this size and level of play in their future games.
The Griffons next opponent will be Lincoln University at the Quincy University Tournament in Neb., on Nov. 17.