Oral Roberts 95, W. Illinois 82


Saturday, January 19th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


MACOMB, Ill. (AP) _ Richie Myers scored 22 points Saturday, leading five players in double figures, as Oral Roberts beat Western Illinos 95-82.

Markius Barnes had 17 points for the Golden Eagles (10-10, 4-1 Mid-Continent Conference), while Reggie Borges added 16. Luke Spencer-Gardner had 15 points and a game-high nine assists.

After a 46-46 tie, early in the second half, Oral Roberts used an 11-0 run to turn a four-point deficit into a 60-53 lead. The Eagles never trailed again.

Western was up 44-42 at halftime.

Shawn Mason's 26 points led the Leathernecks (10-8, 1-4). He converted 10-of-18 field goal attempts and 6-of-8 foul shots. Quentin Mitchell added 15 points.

Oral Roberts outshot it opponent 60 percent to 45 and 31-22 at the line.