Score: ORU 70 – Bameso 62
Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The Oral Roberts men's basketball team led for more than 30 minutes and topped Bameso 70-62 Friday evening as the Golden Eagles' Dominican tour continued.
Led by Albert Owens' 24 points and 10 rebounds, the Golden Eagles moved to 1-1 on their Dominican tour with two games still remaining. Adding to what Owens was doing down low, Javan White and Kris Martin each grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds of their own. Chris Crawford added 11 points.
ORU shot 45 percent (25/55) from the field in the game, but was just 26 percent (4/15) from 3-point range. The rebounding helped the cause as the Golden Eagles held a 48-34 rebounding edge and a 40-28 advantage in points in the paint.
Bameso was led by Luis Aquino (12 points) and Ariel Martinez (11 points).
Prior to the game, the team spent the day visiting a local elementary school and local orphanage. Photos and more information about the trip can be found at the links below.
Day One (Sightseeing) Photo Album
Game One Recap
Game One Photo Album
Day Two (Elementary School/Orphanage) Photo Album
Game Two Photo Album
Bameso cut the lead to five with 6:38 to play before Albert Owens scored the next seven points to make it a 67-55 lead with less than two minutes to go.
Oral Roberts: Albert Owens was dominant down low, scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Kris Martin and Javan White also cleaned up the glass with 11 rebounds each.
Bameso: Luis Aquino scored 12 points, while Ariel Martinez added 11.
Inside the Box Score
- ORU was 25-55 (45 percent) from the field, while Bameso was 22-66 (33 percent).
- Although Friday's performance won't count, the 24 points scored by Albert Owens are the most of his ORU career, topping the 18 scored against South Dakota State.
- ORU held advantages in bench points (35-29), fast break points (8-4) and points in the paint (40-28).
- Despite getting out-rebounded, Bameso had the advantage in second chance points (16-2)
Saturday will be spent holding a clinic at Mauricio Baez Gym before facing San Carlos Saturday night at 7 p.m. (ET).
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