OKWU completes series sweep with 78-54 win over Bruins

Everett Robinson led all scorers with 19 points.
Everett Robinson led all scorers with 19 points.

Site: Bartlesville, Okla. (Mueller Center)
Score: Oklahoma Wesleyan 78, Bellevue 54 
Records: OW: (11-4, 2-0 MCAC); BU: (7-7, 0-2 MCAC)
Next BU event: Friday, Jan. 4 - vs. Ecclesia – 5:30 p.m.

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. -- Oklahoma Wesleyan completed the series sweep with Bellevue University as the Eagles collected a 78-54 win in MCAC men's basketball action Wednesday night at the Mueller Center. 

Bellevue fell to 7-7 overall and 0-2 in the MCAC. OKWU improved to 11-4 on the season and 2-0 in league play. The Eagles defeated Bellevue, 74-68, on Dec. 14, also in Bartlesville. 

The Bruins were plagued by poor shooting, hitting just 31.9 percent from the field and 21.1 percent from behind the arc. OKWU drilled 12 3-pointers in the victory. 

Everett Robinson was the lone Bruin in double figures, finishing with 19 points, while adding four rebounds. Jamil Goodwin collected eight points and seven boards. 

The Eagles opened up a 14-point (21-7) lead in the first 10 minutes of the game before four-straight free throws by Everett Robinson cut the deficit to 10 points at the eight-minute mark. 

OKWU used a 15-5 run capped by a pair of 3-pointers to pull away for a 36-16 advantage and went on to take a 41-23 lead into the intermission. 

The Eagles scored the first five points of the second half as OKWU doubled the score at 46-23 with 18 minutes remaining in the contest.

A putback by Goodwin brought the Bruins to within 15 points (58-43) at the nine-minute mark, forcing an Eagle timeout. That was close as BU could get as OKWU closed the game on a 20-11 run, while recording the 78-54 victory. 

The Eagles had three players who finished with 15 points, Brian James, Devin Harris, and Tyler Woods. 

Scoring Summary

Bellevue.................... 23 - 31 -- 54
Oklahoma Wesleyan.. 41 - 37 -- 78

BU: E. Robinson, 19; Goodwin, 8; Grant, 7; Tarver, 6; D. Robinson, 6; Dotson, 3; Pettigrew, 2; Capazo, 2; Henley, 1

OW: James, 15; Harris, 15; Woods, 15; Jahn, 11; Ogletree, 8; Knight, 6; Seymour, 6; Cooks, 2