SE Drops Lopsided Contest to OBU

Southeastern got off to a rough start and saw it snowball into one of its worst offensive nights of the season and ultimately into the most lopsided loss of the year, falling 74-48 to Ouachita Baptist on Thursday night in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

The loss drops SE to 10-8 on the year overall and 6-5 in Great American Conference play. The loss also ends a 10-game home winning streak and puts the first home loss on the record for the 2012-13 season.

The Savage Storm shot a season-low 28.1 percent, while OBU responded with a 46.7 percent night from the floor.

Andris Misters was SE's only double-digit scorer as he finished with 10 points and nearly posted a double-double with nine rebounds.

James Harris turned in nine points, all off threes, while Steven Kohli and Chris Roussell each posted eight in the loss. The eight points is a season-low for Roussell who saw a streak of 17-straight games in double-figures snapped.

SE held a one rebound edge on the glass at 40-to-39, with Kohli turning in a game-high 11 boards and Mateus Oliveira adding 10.

The Storm were playing without starting point guard Travis Timmons and saw four different players each collect two assists on the night as Southeastern matched its second-lowest assist total of the year with 10.

The rough start came in the form of an 11-0 run to open the game by the Tigers that coincided with SE's 6:07 dry spell to open the game before Roussell would connect on a jumper.

A pair of James Harris threes would close the deficit to 14-8 by the 11:51 mark, and SE would stay within striking distance for much of the rest of the half even cutting the gap to 21-16 with 4:40 to play in the half.

The Tigers would push their lead back out to 10 points before settling on a 28-28 lead at the break.

Things continued to snowball in the second half as the teams traded buckets out of the gate, but OBU would reel off a 16-3 run to push out to a 49-28 lead by the 12:12 mark of the half.

After a Misters three, the run would resume and 10 points later the Storm trailed 59-31.

The deficit would balloon to as many as 31 points before SE whittled it down to the final score of 74-28.


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