The Oklahoma Christian University mens basketball team rolled to an easy 139-26 victory against Barclay College on Monday night, as nine Eagles reached double figures in scoring and four others got into the scoring column.

Brady Page hit three treys in less than a minute to blow the game open, giving OC a 20-4 lead with 14:26 left in the first half. After Barclay scored its second bucket of the game, the Bears went nearly six minutes without scoring another point, as the Eagles expanded their lead to 36-6 with 10:55 left in the half.

The Eagles hit 63 percent of their shots from the field in the opening half, including eight three-pointers, while the Bears hit only 5-of-25 of their shots. OC took a commanding 70-10 lead into halftime.

The Eagles were led by Keith Harris, who scored 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds, while Page scored 16, and Charles Baldwin tallied 15 points on the night.

“We tried to schedule a tougher opponent,” said OC head coach Dan Hays. “We were originally scheduled to play in the OBU Thanksgiving Classic, but that was cancelled, then we had a hard time trying to find someone to play.”

OC played without starting center Micah Miles, who was sidelined with an unknown ailment.

“His fore-arm has been bothering him for the last couple of days,” said Hays. “He had an allergic reaction to something the other day, which caused him to swell up. His injury is a mystery, we don’t know what is causing it. It could be an infection, we don’t really know, but we need him back in the lineup.”

Hays said that Miles had his arm x-rayed on Monday, but nothing was found to be wrong. Miles is scheduled have an MRI today.

John Nottley filled in for Miles, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Several of OC’s younger players were able to get some minutes on the floor and contribute on Monday night. Freshman forward Jared Mitchel scored 14 points, while going 6-of-7 from the field.

OC fell just six points shy of their school record for largest margin of victory held by the 1991 team, which defeated Southwest Assembly of God by 119 points.

“We didn’t run any of our fast-break offense after the first eight minutes of the game,” said Hays. “It’s just hard to tell the team not to score.”

The Eagles will travel to Mid-America Christian tonight with a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.

“We will have a much bigger test tomorrow night. Mid-America beat St. Gregory’s earlier this season on the road, so that will be a tough game for us. They (Mid-America) really have a good team this season,” said Hays.


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