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Bison Win Under Kyle Tolin

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Oklahoma Baptist completed a sweep of St. Gregory's Tuesday without the services of head coach Doug Tolin.

Associated Head Coach Kyle Tolin was at the helm for the 75-55 victory in the Noble Complex. The elder Coach Tolin was out with an illness Tuesday.

"It's the first game he's missed in 35 years," Kyle Tolin said. "He wasn't too happy this afternoon."

The No. 10 Bison responded by playing strong defense while shooting at a 48 percent clip.

"We did a good job," said Kyle Tolin. "It feels good to win. The defense played tough and we did a good job move the ball."

The Bison never trailed and took the lead for good on a Clinton Houston basket with 19:25 left in the first half. That basket triggered a 13-0 run, including four points each by Houston and Marques Anderson, for a 15-2 lead five minutes into the game.

OBU led 33-13 with a three-pointer by Chase Adams at the 5:17 mark for the largest lead of the half. The Bison led 33-21 at intermission.

St. Gregory's got as close as 10 early in the second half, but Adams hit three consecutive three-pointers for a 42-23 bulge at the 17:42 mark.

The Bison led by as many as 21 points three different times in the second half.

Adams led the Bison with 16 points, including five three-pointers, while Anderson added 13, Kendall Parks scored 12 and Houston poured in 11. Parks got his 12 while dishing out six assists and getting two steals. Anderson led with seven steals.

Fayzon Richey led SGU with 12 points.

Now 21-6 overall and 9-4 in the Sooner Athletic Conference, the Bison play at Mid-America Christian Thursday at 8 p.m.

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