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Storm Men cruise to 81-59 win over OBU


DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern shot 51.7 percent from the field and had four players in double-figures en route to an 81-59 win over Oklahoma Baptist on Saturday afternoon in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.
The win lifts the Savage Storm to 9-14 on the year and 5-12 on Great American Conference play and snaps a five-game losing skid.
Anton Cook turned in his eighth 20-point effort, finishing the night with 22 points while shooting 61.5 percent from the floor with a trio of threes.
Kevin Buckingham added 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while Gianpalo Riccio turned in 14 and Tyler Lonzie added 12.
Jett Jobe dished out a team-high four assists and added six points.
Lonzie completed the double-double with a game-high 13 rebounds, while Cook was next in line with six.
The teams traded the lead back-and-0forth early, scrapping to a 15-15 tie by the 11:32 mark of the first half.
Lonzie would then trigger an 9-1 run that was capped by a Jobe layup which put SE in front 24-16.
OBU would trim the lead back to five points, but the Storm would again pick up the pace and reel off an 11-2 run, taking a 35-21 lead on a Buckingham layup with 3:34 to go in the half.
The Storm would go on to take a 39-25 lead into the locker room at halftime.
After the Bison scored the first bucket of the second half, SE would respond with a 7-0 run to take an 18 point lead on a Buckingham jumper at the 16:35 mark.
A Lonzie layup at the 13:23 mark would push the lead past 20 for the first time to 58-37, and a Buckingham three at the 12:06 mark would give the Storm its largest lead of the day at 62-37.
The Storm would carry that momentum the rest of the way, taking the contest 81-59.