Omaha, Neb. — The Oklahoma Wesleyan University men’s basketball program joined the women in spliting Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference games on the road this past weekend, (Feb. 7 & 8).
The Eagles, entering a tight game against Waldorf, battled their way to a 66-56 victory in Iowa, as Phillip Jahn led the way with 15 points and five rebounds.
He got good support from Steven Cooks, who scored 13 points, Devin Harris, who finished with 12 points and eight assists and Tyler Woods – 11 points and seven rebounds.
The Eagles, however, suffered a defeat in the second game on the trip after losing 65-103 to No. 12 Bellevue (Neb.), one week after upsetting the-then No. 8 Bruins 90-85 in Bartlesville, Okla.
Harris scored 15 points for Oklahoma Wesleyan on 5 of 14 shooting from the field, while going just 1 for 6 from three-pointers on a frustrating evening for the travelers.
Woods had 14 points and Cooks finished with 12 points in the defeat for the Eagles, who are now 17-8 on the season and 7-2 in the MCAC.
Given Kalipinde scored a career-high 27 points to lead Bellevue University in their win.