Score: Oral Roberts 63 – Texas State 57
Records: ORU (2-0) (0-0); TXST (1-1) (0-0)
Location: Mabee Center – Tulsa, Okla.
After trailing by as much as seven in the first quarter, the Golden Eagles came back to only trail by five after the first 10 minutes. Rylie Torrey scored all 10 points for ORU. Torrey went 4-for-5 and 2-for-2 from long range. Da'Nasia Hood had 11 points in the first 10 minutes.
ORU trailed by seven in the second before going on an 8-0 run to take a lead. Back-to-back three-point buckets by Keni Jo Lippe and Karly Gore led highlighted the run. The Golden Eagles shot 41 percent from the field in the second, but trailed 32-30 at the break.
After retaking the lead with an opening three-point bucket by Sarah Garvie and a pair of free-throws by Torrey, the Golden Eagles never trailed again. Garvie led the third with nine points all on three-point shots. ORU show 38 percent from the field in the third.
Down the stretch, the Golden Eagles relied on free-throws to keep the lead. Ultimately this led to a 93 percent night from the charity stripe going 14-for-15. ORU won the fourth 15-13 to make it a 63-57 game. Karly Gore recorded her second double-double of the season and Lippe secured her first.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- ORU shot 35.7 percent overall in tonight's game.
- ORU out-rebounded Texas State, 47-33.
- The Golden Eagles had a 36 percent three-point average.
- ORU turned the ball over 26 times, but forced the Bobcats to turn the ball over 16 times.
- Keni Jo Lippe scored 10 points and recorded 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. She went 4-for-10 overall.
- Karly Gore had her second career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
- Rylie Torrey led the team with a season-high 21 points going 50 percent from the field.
- ORU had 19 bench points in tonight's game.
- Golden Eagles capitalized with 11 points off of turnovers.
ORU hosts Wichita State Monday, November 11 at 7 p.m. inside the Mabee Center.
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