Follow Christ, Lead the Way

KOKOMO, IN – Riding a two game win streak and a full week of rest, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers faced off against the Cougars of Indiana University Kokomo on Saturday. Despite seeing five players finish in double figures, the Lady Trailblazers fell short on the road, dropping the matchup 89-76.

 

Through three quarters, Ohio Christian dominated most of the game. After trailing early in the first half, the Lady Trailblazers outscored the Cougars 42-36 in the second and third quarters to carry a three point lead into the final 10 minutes.

 

Indiana University Kokomo's offense, powered by Tia Chambers, came alive in the final quarter, as a 26 point team effort on top of a solid defensive ending sealed the victory for the Cougars. Six Cougars finished the day in double figures, led by Chambers' 20 points and 16 rebounds.

 

For Ohio Christian, Staci Pertuset (SR/West Union, OH) led the way with 21 points while Rachel Gillum (FR/Springboro, OH) scored 16 points to go with 11 rebounds. Logan Stidham (FR/Marysville, OH) came in off the bench to provide 11 points.

 

"We had really good stretches of basketball today," said Head Coach Brenda Baker. "Unfortunately, we had a lot of things not go our way. We gave up too many offensive boards. We now need to get back on the floor and in the film room to continue to grow and get better."

 

Ohio Christian will have little time to recover, as they have a three game stretch over the next week, beginning Tuesday with a road trip to Midway University.

 

For more on the Trailblazer Basketball program and the rest of Ohio Christian University Athletics, follow us on Twitter (@OCUTrailblazers), Facebook (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers), and Youtube (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers)

Articles of Interest

Pizza and Points 800x671

Youth Groups Invited to Pizza and Points

Pizza and Points 800x671

Published: December 8, 2021

Ohio Christian University is hosting Pizza and Points for youth groups and prospective students to cheer on the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers during the Men’s Basketball game against the Alice Lloyd College Eagles on January 29th at 1pm. The free event includes admission to the game, pizza, giveaways and face painting. In addition, high school juniors and seniors can enter to shoot a half court shot for a chance to win a $12,000 scholarship! Watch our video from a previous Pizza & Points:   REGISTER A STUDENT REGISTER A GROUP
Ohio Christian University is hosting Pizza and Points for youth groups and prospective students to cheer on the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers during the Men’s Basketball game against the Alice Lloyd College Eagles on January 29th at 1pm. The free event includes admission to the game, pizza, giveaways and face painting. In addition, high school juniors and seniors can enter to shoot
Ohio Christian University is hosting Pizza and Points for youth groups and prospective students to cheer on the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers during the Men’s Basketball game against the

Archived Articles of Interest

MBB OCU vs IUE Away

Red Wolves (RV) Storm Past Trailblazers

MBB OCU vs IUE Away

Published: February 18, 2020

RICHMOND, IN – Facing the Red Wolves of Indiana University East (RV) on the road on Saturday, the Trailblazers looked to avenge their 95-94 overtime loss at home earlier in the season. From the tip, the Red Wolves maintained the momentum, starting the day on a 16-2 run leading to a 52-24 halftime lead. The Trailblazers struggled to find an edge, as OCU struggled from the field in the opening 20 minutes. In the second half, OCU's offense began to pick up the pace to increase their point total but failed to overcome the early deficit in the 96-60 loss. Justin Barksdale (SO/Fishers, IN)
RICHMOND, IN – Facing the Red Wolves of Indiana University East (RV) on the road on Saturday, the Trailblazers looked to avenge their 95-94 overtime loss at home earlier in the season. From the tip, the Red Wolves maintained the momentum, starting the day on a 16-2 run leading to a 52-24 halftime lead. The Trailblazers struggled to find an edge, as OCU struggled from the field in the opening
RICHMOND, IN – Facing the Red Wolves of Indiana University East (RV) on the road on Saturday, the Trailblazers looked to avenge their 95-94 overtime loss at home earlier in the season. From the tip
WBB OCU vs IUE Away

Red Wolves Even Season Series Against Lady Trailblazers

WBB OCU vs IUE Away

Published: February 18, 2020

RICHMOND, IN – With a chance at clinching a spot in the conference tournament, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers faced nearby rival Indiana University East on Saturday. After defeating the Red Wolves at home earlier in the year, the Lady Trailblazers struggled to keep pace as IU East ran away with a 101-82 win. The Red Wolves wasted little time sending their message, building an early 12-point advantage in the opening quarter. It was not until the fourth quarter that the Lady Trailblazers outscored the Red Wolves in a 10 minute stretch, which proved to be too late for a
RICHMOND, IN – With a chance at clinching a spot in the conference tournament, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers faced nearby rival Indiana University East on Saturday. After defeating the Red Wolves at home earlier in the year, the Lady Trailblazers struggled to keep pace as IU East ran away with a 101-82 win. The Red Wolves wasted little time sending their message, building
RICHMOND, IN – With a chance at clinching a spot in the conference tournament, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers faced nearby rival Indiana University East on Saturday. After
MBB OCU vs RIO Away

Trailblazers Increase Playoff Odds With Win At Rio Grande

MBB OCU vs RIO Away

Published: February 12, 2020

RIO GRANDE, OH – With each game carrying increased meaning towards the end of the year, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers responded in a big way on Saturday, taking down the Red Storm on the road to move up in the rankings with three games to play. In a game that was controlled by OCU from the tip, the Trailblazers allowed a hot offensive start to boost their effort on both ends of the floor, holding the Red Storm to 9-22 shooting in the first half. On the other end, the Trailblazers shot nearly 69% from the floor in the opening 20 minutes to build a 24-point halftime lead. In
RIO GRANDE, OH – With each game carrying increased meaning towards the end of the year, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers responded in a big way on Saturday, taking down the Red Storm on the road to move up in the rankings with three games to play. In a game that was controlled by OCU from the tip, the Trailblazers allowed a hot offensive start to boost their effort on both ends of
RIO GRANDE, OH – With each game carrying increased meaning towards the end of the year, the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers responded in a big way on Saturday, taking down the Red Storm on
WBB OCU vs RIO Away

Pertuset, Lady Trailblazers Grab Revenge In High Scoring Win Over Red Storm

WBB OCU vs RIO Away

Published: February 12, 2020

RIO GRANDE, OH – Battling for playoff positioning as the regular season draws to a close, the Lady Trailblazers faced the Red Storm of Rio Grande on Saturday for the second time this season. After dropping a game at home against the Red Storm, Ohio Christian took their revenge by putting up 114 points in a five point win. In a high scoring affair where neither team struggled putting up points, the Lady Trailblazer rallied around their scoring leader Staci Pertuset (SR/West Union, OH), who scored 40 points on 14-26 shooting. Pertuset also finished 10-11 from the line, grabbed eight
RIO GRANDE, OH – Battling for playoff positioning as the regular season draws to a close, the Lady Trailblazers faced the Red Storm of Rio Grande on Saturday for the second time this season. After dropping a game at home against the Red Storm, Ohio Christian took their revenge by putting up 114 points in a five point win. In a high scoring affair where neither team struggled putting up
RIO GRANDE, OH – Battling for playoff positioning as the regular season draws to a close, the Lady Trailblazers faced the Red Storm of Rio Grande on Saturday for the second time this season. After
MBB OCU vs WVT Home

Barksdale Continues Hot Streak In Loss to Golden Bears

MBB OCU vs WVT Home

Published: February 5, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Despite a strong effort from Sophomore Justin Barksdale (SO/Fishers, IN), the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers fell short against the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears (RV) on Tuesday evening, falling to 4-8 in River States Conference play.
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Despite a strong effort from Sophomore Justin Barksdale (SO/Fishers, IN), the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers fell short against the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears (RV) on Tuesday evening, falling to 4-8 in River States Conference play.
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Despite a strong effort from Sophomore Justin Barksdale (SO/Fishers, IN), the Ohio Christian University Trailblazers fell short against the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears (RV) on