The USAO Drovers (11-11, 5-7 SAC) picked up a resume building 90-84 win over the 10th ranked John Brown University Golden Eagles (19-3, 10-2).
USAO was led by Gerard Makuntae, Moses Byekwaso and Cameron Hines. Makuntae dominated in the game finishing with 17 points and very impressive 18 rebounds to capture his second double-double on the season. Makuntae would be very huge on the defensive side of the ball as he would finish with 3 blocks and 1 steal. Byekwaso would finish with 28 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists for the Drovers and was clutch shooting the ball, finishing 5-9 from behind the arc and 9-10 from the free-throw line. Hines would finish the night with 19 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals.
Sophomore Guard Tre’veon Ellis said “Today’s game was one for the books. John Brown is a great team and well coached. We had a bit of a slow start, but we got going at the right time. Major praise to my teammates stepping up and making some big time plays. Our coaching staff came up with a great game plan and we executed well. Nonetheless today’s game was Great, and I had a lot of fun.”
The Golden Eagles would be led by Luke Harper, Densier Carnes and Kiree Hutchings. Harper finished the night with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. He would be in total command from three, shooting 6-10 from behind the arc. Carnes would put together a 17 point, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block night. Hutchings had 16 points, grabbed 2 rebounds and had 2 assists on 4-8 shooting from three point range for the Golden Eagles.
USAO will host Wayland Baptist University on Thursday, February 6th. Tip-off is set for 7:45 PM CT in Chickasha, Oklahoma.