Eagles extend win streak to seven, hand John Brown first defeat

Steven Cooks in action for the Eagles: Photo by Gary Smith/OKWU Athletics
Siloam, AR — Oklahoma Wesleyan men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to seven games last weekend, following a close 73-71 victory over John Brown University on the road on Saturday.

The Eagles (8-2), were led by junior point guard Devin Harris, who collected 17 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals in the win.

Steven Cooks was also in double figures, as he finished with 16 points in a supporting role.

OKWU, after going into the interval with a 39-27 lead, were outscored 44-34 in the second half, but managed to hold on to hand John Brown (8-1) its first defeat of the season.

With the positive result, the Eagles moved up to second in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) standings behind the undefeated Central Christian (9-0).

Kent High led the Golden Eagles with a career-high 17 points, with Max Hopfgartner and D’Shon Taylor both ending with 13 points.

Oklahoma Wesleyan shot 41.5 percent on 27-of-65 from the field, but was only 34.6 percent from 3-point range.

Cooks, who hit 3-of-6 and Tyler Woods, 2-of-6, combined for five of the nine three pointers scored by the Eagles, which took 26 in total.