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ORU Completes Comeback in 60-56 Win Over Coyotes

ORU Completes Comeback in 60-56 Win Over Coyotes

Score: Oral Roberts 60 – South Dakota 56
Records: Oral Roberts (5-10, 2-1 SL); South Dakota (10-5, 1-1 SL)
Location: Mabee Center – Tulsa, Okla. 

TULSA, Okla. – Another gritty performance from the Oral Roberts women's basketball team Wednesday night propelled the Golden Eagles to a 60-56 win over South Dakota.

The Golden Eagles shot over 40 percent from the field for the third time in four games to help seal a comeback win at the Mabee Center. ORU held South Dakota to just 28 percent shooting and also forced 18 turnovers.

Sophomore Jordan Doyle poured in a career-high 19 points and narrowly missed a double-double adding eight rebounds. Doyle was 4-of-4 from behind the three-point line and 7-of-14 from the field.

Blair Bryce also was just shy of a double-double with seven points and eight boards in her fifth straight start.

South Dakota was led by a double-double from Tia Hemiller with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Hemiller was 3-of-7 from the three-point line as USD made nine three-pointers in the game.

Jordan Doyle finished an and-one at the free throw line with 9:35 left in the game to give ORU a 43-42 lead. The points also started a 12-3 run for ORU to pull in front of South Dakota and hold onto a 60-56 win.

Oral Roberts: Jordan Doyle scored a career-high 19 points and added eight rebounds.
South Dakota: Tia Hemiller scored 15 points and pulled in 13 boards to post a double-double for USD. 

- ORU shot 41 percent from the field and held USD to just 28 percent shooting. It was the second lowest field goal percent for an opponent this season.
- ORU committed 11 turnovers while USD finished with 18 turnovers. The Golden Eagles finished with just four turnovers in the second half.
- All eight players for ORU scored in Wednesday's game.
- Wednesday's game was the first home game for ORU in more than 22 days playing four straight on the road and nine of their last 10 away from the Mabee Center. 

ORU heads north to take on North Dakota State on Saturday in Fargo, N.D. Tipoff from Bunker Fieldhouse is scheduled for 7 p.m. 

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