Woods and Spirited Bench Lead Eagles Past Barclay College

Bartlesville, Okla. — Tyler Woods shot 55-percent on 5-of-9 from the field for 19 points to lead the Oklahoma Wesleyan men’s basketball team to a 96-83 victory over the visiting Barclay College on Saturday night.

Woods also had seven rebounds, four assists and four steals in his all-round performance that helped the Eagles extend its winning streak to eight consecutive.

Both teams started the game trading baskets early before Barclay College, who were undefeated with a 7-0 record on the season, jumped out to an eight point lead.

However, the Eagles roared back to build a massive lead of 18 points with less than five minutes remaining in the first half – thanks to the lively energy from Tyren Knight and Shawn Seymour off the bench.

Knight scored all his 13 points in the first half and shot 6-of-8 from the field in a quick eight opening minutes on the court.

Seymour was also impressive in the first half where he scored 13 of his 15 points during that period and knock down all four of his attempts from three-point range.

Point guard Devin Harris had one of his quieter nights – finishing with just seven points. The junior transfer did, however, dished out nine assists, pulled down six rebounds and picked his opponents off four times in the victory.

Phil Jahn finished with nine points and four boards, while Zach Bowie had eight points, including a monster dunk. Zac Rogers also had eight points.

Charles Brodhead led the Bears with 22 points and he was supported by Toney Hatton, who had 15 points and Cale Stagner-Hundley, who collected 14.

The Eagles, who are 9-2 on the season,  will play its first conference game of the season when it host rivals Bellevue on Friday night.