EL RENO — Completing a perfect season in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference, the No. 21 ranked Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Lady Norse cruised past Redlands College, 81-52 in the regular season finale here Thursday, March 1.
While becoming the first team to finish undefeated (16-0) since the creation of the OCAC in 2009-10, the Lady Norse own a 15-game winning streak.
The five-time defending conference champion Lady Norse are 24-4 on the year.
Lady Norse freshman forward Bethy Mununga recorded her 10th double-double on the season with 25 points and 16 rebounds.
NEO sophomore center Mariam Gnanou posted her sixth double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Veteran guard Eneritz Larranaga contributed 16 points for the Lady Norse along with 11 by Megan Jackson.
Mikayla Schulanberger scored nine and Amare Weary and Morgan Lutes scored three points each.
Creating a balance between offense and defense in the first quarter, the Lady Norse constructed a 23-10 lead.
During the second quarter, the Lady Panthers (8-8 and 15-12) outscored the Lady Norse by a 14-11 margin and trailed 34-24 at halftime.
Behind the play inside-the-paint by Mununga and Gnanou and the outside shooting by Larranaga, the Lady Norse pulled away to a 61-37 advantage entering the final 10 minutes.
Three-point goals from Weary and Lutes allowed NEO to outscore Redlands by a 20-15 margin in the fourth quarter.
Jamia Sheppard led the Lady Cougars with 12 points while Kylee Stewart added 11.
The Lady Norse connected on 31 of 66 shots (47 percent) from the field, including 6 of 20 (47 percent) from 3-point range. NEO sank 13 of 19 free throws (68 percent).