ORU Defeats Centenary 84-71

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 7:10 pm
By: News On 6

The Associated Press

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Marcus Lewis scored 21 points and Robert Jarvis added 20 to lead Oral Roberts to an 84-71 win over Centenary on Saturday.

Centenary (7-15, 5-5 Summit League) led 42-40 with 18 minutes left on a Chase Adams 3-pointer. But the Golden Eagles (11-11, 9-1) went on a 10-0 run to take a 50-42 lead with 15 minutes to go.

After the Gentlemen brought the deficit to 57-50 with 11:40 to play, Lewis scored a layup and Jarvis hit a 3-pointer to give Oral Roberts a 62-50 lead with 11:01 left. However, the Gentlemen would not pull no closer than seven points.

Gary Redus scored 23 points to lead Centenary. Lance Hill added 17 and Adams chipped in 15 for the Gentlemen.

Centenary shot 42.9 percent from the field (24 of 56), while Oral Roberts was 53.7 percent (29 of 54). The Golden Eagles scored 40 points in the paint and outrebounded the Gentlemen 41-30.