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Western Illinois Stuns ORU Women in Summit League Tournament
March 3, 2012By VYPE Oklahoma of VYPE University Oklahoma
Oral Roberts dug itself a hole in the first half, falling to seven-seed Western Illinois 83-71 Saturday in first round action of the Summit League Championships.
The No. 2 seed Golden Eagles (20-10) were 7-of-34 from the field in the first half and trailed 38-16 at intermission.
Kevi Luper, who led the Golden Eagles with 27 points, hit back-to-back 3-pointers out of intermission to close the gap to 38-22 but Western Illinois’ Saule Kontautaite was equally hot, draining three 3-pointers to keep the Leathernecks lead comfortable.
Kevi Luper led the Golden Eagles with 27 points. Jordan Pyle and Georgia Jones finished in double figures with 13 and 11 apiece.
Western Illinois had four players in double figures, led by Valencia Kelly with 24 and Kontautaite with 22. Sadie Webb chipped in 16 and Brittany Demery finished with 12.
ORU will await word from the NIT or the Women’s Basketball Invitational for possible post-season bids.