OUE Lady Panthers push NAIA ranked Rio Grande before bowing 82-73OU Eastern pushed NAIA Rio Grande to the limit in the Newt Oliver Classic at Rio Grande before falling by the score of 82-73 Saturday afternoon.The Lady Panthers, who were down 41-30 at the half, stayed within striking distance the entire second half. OUE was able to cut the lead to 72-69 with 2:55 left on a nice assist from Natalie Perzanowski to Savannah Burke. However, the Red Storm responded with a 10-4 run to pull away 82-73.OUE was led by Burke with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Perzanowski added 15 points and 7 boards. Allie Doan chipped in with 13 markers and Amber Skvarka scored 10.The Panthers fall to 6-5 on the year and play next at ORC leader OSU Newark on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Newark.