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WBB-D2: Ouachita Baptist Tigers (10-11) at Henderson State Reddies (13-10)

Henderson State gets set to host the second installment of the Battle of the Ravine against rivals Ouachita Baptist on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Duke Wells Center.
Henderson went 1-1 in its final trip to the Sooner State with a win over Southwestern Oklahoma State 62-57 and fell to Northwestern Oklahoma State 65-49. The Reddies are now 13-10 overall and 10-7 in the GAC, which places them fourth in the league standings.
Against Northwestern Oklahoma State, Ashley Farrar led the team with 13 points and recorded four rebounds. This season, the Green Forest, Ark. native is third in the league in scoring, averaging 18.5 points a game and shooting 43.9 percent from the field. Sonni Martin tallied seven assists across the two games, including four against the Lady Rangers and is averaging 3.1 each game.
The Reddies’ fourth-ranked three-point defense will be tested against Ouachita Baptist, who ranks first in shots from deep. Opponents are shooting 29.3 percent from beyond the arc against HSU and averaging 4.6 triples a game. In the last five games, teams have gone 26-of-89 from deep against the Reddies.
The first time the two sides met, Henderson fell to Ouachita Baptist 69-59 in the Bill Vining Arena. Jiles paced the team with 16 points, going 4-10 from beyond the arc and recording six rebounds. Gracie Raby and Farrar rounded out the scoring with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Henderson leads the all-time series 48-41, but Ouachita Baptist has won the last two games against the Reddies. In the last 11 games in the Duke Wells Center, HSU has won nine contests and only lost three times, including a 91-89 win last time at home. 
The Tigers have won two of their last four contest and fell to Southwestern Oklahoma State 70-65 in their previous game. Ouachita is 10-11 overall this season, with seven league wins and ten defeats.  
OUA has one of the best three-point attacks in the GAC, as the team is converting 36.3 percent of its shots from beyond the arc. The Tigers are led by Laney Mears and Heidi Robinson, who are shooting 43.2 and 42.9 percent, respectively from the three-point line and rank in the top five in three-point field goal percentage.
Makayla Miller is Ouachita Baptist’s second-leading scorer, averaging 13.6 points a game, and is shooting 46.5 percent from the field. The guard is also first in the GAC in steals with 2.8 a game and second in assists with 4.7 a contest.

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