Shorthanded ORU holds on
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, February 26, 2012
2/26/12 at 7:19 AM
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Playing without two-time Summit League Player of the Year Kevi Luper, Oral Roberts scratched out a 54-47 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday.
Georgia Jones led ORU (20-9, 14-4 Summit) with 14 points. Bernadett Balla and Jaci Bigham added 11 each, while Jordan Pyle contributed 10 points and nine rebounds.
Key reserve Savanna Buck also missed Saturday's game. Both Luper and Buck are expected to return for ORU's Summit League Tournament opener next Saturday, where the Golden Eagles are assured of the second seed.
Carli Moreland led the Thunderbirds (6-23, 2-16) with 16 points.