ORU Upends Northeastern State 83-57

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations

Tulsa—The Oral Roberts women’s basketball team wrapped up the 2010-11 non-conference slate with an 83-57 victory over Division II’s seventh ranked Northeastern State Riverhawks Monday evening in the Mabee Center.

Kevi Luper led the way once again for ORU, pouring in 34 points and snagging a season-best 10 steals, while shooting a sizzling 5-10 from the land of plenty.

The Golden Eagles led from stem to stern, jumping ahead by 11 on a Jordan Pyle layup with 12:54 showing in the first half, and eventually taking a decisive 18 point (43-25) lead into intermission.

ORU increased the advantage to as many as 25 (54-29) early in the second stanza, before the guest Riverhawks made things interesting with a quick 11-2 burst that was highlighted by three consecutive threes which cut the margin to single digits (58-50) with 10 minutes remaining.

That would be as close as Northeastern would get however, as an ORU timeout was followed by a flurry of Golden Eagle buckets that eventually ran the margin back up to a comfortable 24 points with under five minutes to go. 

ORU forced 34 Northeastern turnovers, but found themselves on the wrong end of a 37-30 rebounding disparity.

Jordan Pyle tacked on 13 points, eight boards and four steals for the Golden Eagles, whileSavanna Buck connected on 3-4 from beyond the arc to add 10 points. 

Northeastern’s Jasmine Webb paced the guest attack, shooting 9-11 on the contest and finishing the evening with a solid 19 point, 15 rebound effort.

With the victory, ORU moves to 8-7 overall and a stellar 5-2 in the friendly confines of the Mabee Center. Northeastern drops to 9-1 on the season.

Updated 01-04-2011

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