Storm Pull Away in Hot Shooting Second Half
Via Southeastern Oklahoma State Athletic Communications
DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern shot 55.4 percent for the game and had four players in double-figures en route to a decisive 92-66 win over Ouachita Baptist on Thursday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.
The win lifts the Savage Storm to 11-6 overall on the year and 8-4 in Great American Conference play heading into a Saturday afternoon matchup with Henderson State at 3 p.m.
Jett Sternberger went 8-of-12 overall and 3-of-6 from three-point range on his way to a game-high 19 points to lead all scorers.
Kody Clouet was equally as hot from long range with a trio of threes on his way to a 16-point effort.
Aaron Jacob came off the bench with 12 points, while RJ Weeks followed with 11 to round out the double-figure scoring.
Kyle Leslie and Landon Condiff barely missed double-digits with nine points each, while Brennen Burns turned in seven.
Sternberger would lead the way in assists with five, with Leslie dishing out four, while Burns, Clouet, and Weeks handed out three apiece.
Weeks and Sternberger also led the team on the boards with six rebounds each, while Leslie added four.
The Storm hit 55.4 percent overall for the game, picking up the pace in the second half where they drained 59.4 percent of their shots, while hitting 12-of-28 from three-point range for the contest.
OBU scored first but Southeastern answered quickly and would reel off a 16-2 run capped by a Weeks layup at the 14:58 mark which staked the Storm to a 16-4 lead.
That lead would slowly edge out to 16 points before a Tiger push closed the deficit to single digits at 34-26 with 4:22 remaining in the half.
SE would then respond with the next 10 points, with a Sternberger bucket push the lead to 18 points before a final OBU bucket cut the Storm edge to 44-28 at halftime.
The Tigers would cut the Southeastern advantage to 12 points twice in the early minutes of the second half, but a 9-0 run would answer the second time, capped by a Burns pull up jumper to give the Storm a 57-36 lead at the 15:13 mark.
SE would keep the lead beyond 20 points for most of the remainder of the contest, eventually scoring seven of the final nine points of the game to make its largest lead of the night the final score at 92-66.