DURANT — Southeastern put four players in double figures and hit 50 percent from long range en route to picking up a 78-68 win over rival East Central on Wednesday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

DURANT — Southeastern put four players in double figures and hit 50 percent from long range en route to picking up a 78-68 win over rival East Central on Wednesday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.


The win snapped a three-game losing skid and lifted the Savage Storm to 9-6 overall on the year and 6-3 in Great American Conference play.


Kaylie Baxter turned in her first double-double of the season to lead the team with 16 points and 11 rebounds, both of which were game highs. She also added a 3-for-3 mark from three point range.


Cheree Kiser was right behind with 15 points aided by three 3s of her own, while Emily Williams and Haley Schaefer each turned in 12 points in the effort.


Williams added eight rebounds to Baxter’s 11 and SOSU held a 43-to-41 edge on the boards overall.


Ronay English dished out a team-high four assists, while Kiser added three and eight different players recorded an assist or more in the game.


On the contest, Southeastern shot 44.8 percent from the field, hit 10-of-20 3-point tries and shot 80 percent from the free throw line.


The Storm, dominated the paint with a 32-10 edge in scoring down low, while the Tigers held slight advantages in second chance points and points off turnovers.


SOSU got off to a very slow start, going without a point for the first 5:26 of the game, finding itself in an 11-0 hole before Kiser broke through with a jumper that keyed a quick 7-0 spurt to get the Storm back in the game.


GAC men ECU 64, SOSU 59


DURANT — A rough night at the free throw line proved costly for Southeastern as the Savage Storm (4-10, 2-7) was tripped up by rival East Central on Wednesday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.


The loss extended the Savage Storm’s losing skid to 10 games.


The teams were nearly identical on the evening, as each shot 39.6 percent from the field on matching 21-of-53 performances, and each team hit seven threes.


The difference came at the free throw line where ECU’s 15-of-23 performance outdid a 10-of-22 mark for the Storm and proved to be the difference in a five point game.


Taylor Smaller led all scorers with 14 points on the strength of three three point buckets, while Urald King turned in a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.


Anton Cook rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10, while Quinton Threadgill added eight and Darius Harris chipped in seven.


Harris also added a double-digit rebounding effort with 11 to go alongside King’s 16 as the Storm held a 42-to-35 edge on the glass.