Men Stay Unbeaten, Beat DBU
November 21, 2011
Southwestern Oklahoma State University connects on a season-high 14 three-pointers in a 85-71 runawaway victory over visiting Dallas Baptist
Ryan Donahoe heads to the basket against Dallas Baptist
Zelalija knocked down seven three-pointers, one half of SWOSU’s team total of 14, as the Bulldogs kept unbeaten on the young season with their fourth win in as many games.
DBU, which entered with victories over Great American Conference foes East Central and Southern Arkansas, fell to 3-2. The Patriots were led by T.J. Clark with 21 points.
SWOSU used a 13-2 run to pull away from the visitors after both teams played to a 17-17 tie after the first nine minutes. Kenyan Borders, Chase Elliott and Dominick Cornelius each had three-pointers that put SWOSU ahead 30-19 in with 6:13 to play in the first half.
The Patriots got as close as six points early in the second half but Zelalija hit a string of four straight three-pointers in a four-minute stretch that pushed the Bulldogs in front 57-43.
SWOSU had five other players reach double figures in scoring in addition to Zelalija. Borders added 14 while Cornelius added 12 and Elliott chipped in with 11. Thomas Davis and Flip Toric had 10 points apiece for SWOSU.
The Bulldogs ended the game making 27-of-55 attempts from the field for 49 percent. SWOSU was 14-of-36 from three-point distance for 39% and 17-of-22 77% from the line.
DBU was 21-of-41 for 50 percent but made just two-of-10 beyond three-point distance. The Patriots were aided by making 27-of-36 free throw attempts.
The Bulldogs will next play Friday and Saturday at the Dallas Baptist Thanksgiving Classic. They will meet Arkansas-Fort Smith on Friday before playing the hosts on Sunday afternoon.