DBU Basketball Quiets Storm to Win by 25

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A couple days after a great defensive showing gave the Patriots a win over Abilene Christian at home, Thursday night was time for the offense to take over a game on the road. DBU shot 60% from the field and 67% from three-point range to bowl over Southeastern Oklahoma, 76-51, in Durant, Oklahoma.

“Things really clicked tonight,” explained Head Coach Blake Flickner. “It was one of those games where the basket seemed big and our shots were falling. We played unselfish and moved the ball well against their zone and against the press. That unselfish play led to good looks for our team. I’m proud of how well they played.”

The Patriots took their first lead of the night just two and a half minutes into the game courtesy of an Armie Lewis three pointer. Lewis would finish the night perfect from the field and from three point range to collect eight points in only 22 minutes of play. That lead would continue to grow in the first half and the Savage Storm never got closer than 17 points in the final twenty minutes. Nick Fox led all scorers with 18 while Jordan McGowen picked up 16 points courtesy of four three-pointers and two field goals. McGowen also collected seven rebounds to lead the Patriots in that category. Ryan Marsh chipped in 13 points on 6 of 9 shooting and also worked on the defensive end for three blocked shots, a single game high for the Patriots on the season. Donovan Bridgeforth also had two blocks and four rebounds in his 23 minutes of action.

All twelve players in DBU uniform saw time in the game as the Patriots stretched their lead to 31 with under a minute to play. The Savage Storm scored the final six points of the game but it was much too little, much too late. The Patriots run their record to 6-3 on the season as they await a trip to Arkadelphia, Arkansas on Saturday for an afternoon matchup with Ouachita Baptist.