ORU Offense Too Much for Gents as CC Falls 88-65
Saturday, January 15, 2005


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Chad Maclies

Jarmorrow Moragne

Tyrone Hamilton

Clarke Jackson

 

TULSA, Okla. – Five Oral Roberts players scored in double-figures as the Gents suffered their worst Mid-Continent Conference loss since joining in the 2003-04 season, falling 88-65.  Centenary lost to the Golden Eagles last season by a then-record 16 points.

 

Three of the top five Mid-Continent Conference scoring leaders took the floor as the Gents’ Chad Maclies and the Golden Eagles’ Caleb Green and Ken Tutt accounted for over 40 percent of the games scoring.  Green led all scorers with 23 while Tutt and Maclies added 21 and 20 respectively.    

 

            Maclies took control of the Gents offense in the first half, scoring 14 of the team’s 22 points in the initial frame.  Shooting only 29.6 percent from the floor as a team, Maclies (6 for 11 shooting) was the only Centenary player to shoot above 50 percent or hit more than one basket in the half.

           

            The Golden Eagles came out of the locker room on a 19-3 run to open the second half and give ORU a 21 point lead five minutes into the half.  Tutt hit a pair of threes in the stretch on the way to finish the night five-of-seven from downtown.  ORU found their shot in the second stanza, hitting 59.4 percent of their shots from the floor, including 44.4 percent from beyond the arc.

 

            Tyrone Hamilton and Jarmorrow Moragne joined Maclies in double-figures with 14 and 11 respectively.  Freshman Clarke Jackson scored his first collegiate points, dropping nine in the waning minutes of the game.

 

            The Gents return to the Gold Dome to take on Southern Utah, Thursday January 20 at 7 p.m.