MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

December 19, 2012

College basketball roundup


Phoenix staff, wire reports

Men:

NSU 96, Quincy 53


QUINCY, Ill. – The Northeastern State men’s basketball team dispatched of Ohio Valley University 96-53 Tuesday night inside Pepsi Arena on the opening day of the QU Holiday Tournament.

The RiverHawks (8-1) face Truman State (4-4) in the championship game at 7:30 tonight.

Five different members of the squad reached double figures, led by senior guard Jon Miller’s 16 points. Fellow senior guard Ethan Anderson added 15, and junior guard Bryton Hobbs recorded his first-career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds. He also had time to dish out six assists.

Senior forward Jermaine Bransford and junior forward Marcus Sheppard each added 10 points. NSU received 40 points from its bench and outrebounded Ohio Valley 36-31.

Osvaldas Gaizauskas led OVU with 15 points, and Jerry Macon Jr. added 10. The Fighting Scots (2-8) shot 32 percent from the field (20-for-62) and 20 percent from behind the arc (3-for-15). The team was a perfect 10-for-10 from the charity stripe.



Arizona 89, ORU 64

TUSCON, Ariz. – Arizona (9-0) proved up to its No. 4 ranking as the Wildcats shot 57 percent from the field. The Wildcats scored 10 of the first 12 points of the game and the first 11 points of the second half to put away

ORU (5-5)  suffered its second road loss of the season.

Warren Niles led the way for Oral Roberts (5-5) with 22 points, hitting his final four 3-point attempts in the game.



Women

NSU 79, Ark.-Monticello 41


TAHLEQUAH – The Northeastern State women’s basketball team capped the first half of the season with a 79-41 victory over the University of Arkansas-Monticello at Jack Dobbins Field House on Tuesday night.

The RiverHawks (6-4) were led by senior guard Taylor Lewis, who knocked down a season-best six trey’s and finished with 18 points.

Junior forward Carrington Fox notched career highs in both rebounds and assists as she finished with 11 points, nine boards, six dimes, and four blocks.

“She’s just playing solid,” coach Randy Gipson said about Fox. “She’s more confident shooting the ball then she has ever been. She’s always been a good defender, but I just see her gaining confidence almost daily as we practice. She’s showing that she’s capable of being a really good player on both ends of the floor.”

NSU (6-4) made its first six three-point attempts of the contest and jumped out to a commanding 32-9 lead after 11 minutes.

NSU outscored the Cotton Blossoms 41-20 in the second half as the home team cruised to the 38-point win.

Senior guard Tosha Tyler added 10 points, five rebounds and four assists for NSU. Demetra Howlingwolf led the Cotton Blossoms (2-7) with 12 points.



UALR 78, Tulsa 51

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Tulsa women’s basketball team dropped a 78-51 decision to UALR on Tuesday night at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock, Ark.  TU fell to 3-7 on the season, while the Trojans moved to 9-1 overall.

Taleya Mayberry had a team-leading 19 points, three assists and three steals in the contest, while Tiffani Couisnard added 10 points, seven rebounds and two steals.  Loren McDaniel recorded a team-high of 10 rebounds and scored seven points.