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Nov 13, 2018

Panhandle State Communications

Men’s Basketball Takes Command over Calvary

Goodwell, Okla.—The Aggies marked another sizable spread Monday evening as they defeated the Calvary University Warriors at home in Anchor D Arena by a margin of 47 points (105-58).

All five starters posted double-digit numbers, with senior transfer Breiman Alexander holding a game-high of 27 points, including five shots landed from beyond the arc. Sophomore DK Sumo produced a double-double on 21 points and 12 rebounds and led the game in steals with four. Both Sumo and Alexander offered up game-highs of six assists each; Alexander was also credited with one of the Aggies’ three blocks on the night.

Alan Hodge Jr. was the teams’ second-leading scorer with 24 points; Hodge went 5-6 at the line, put up 15 points from the field and had one three-pointer in the game; additionally he totaled five boards, four assists and two steals. Another big force for the Aggies was junior forward Baris Ulker, who was not only a factor defensively, but came through on offense as well. Ulker knocked away two blocks, five defensive rebounds and got two steals, while also sinking four of five three-point attempts and contributing three assists; he finished with 16 points and eight rebounds.

Sophomore Thomas Ellis put in a physical performance, sacrificing on hard-hitting plays to gather one steal, four rebounds and ten points on the Warriors. Ellis was reliable at the line, going 4-4 on free throw shots; he also dealt out two assists.

The Aggies had gained a 21-point lead at halftime (48-27) and went on to post 57 points in the second half. They tallied 26 points on turnovers and 12 on second-chance shots. For the game, Panhandle State averaged 53.3 percent in shooting, landing 43.3 percent on long-distance shots and 75 percent at the line. Calvary shot at 40.7 percent and surrendered 22 turnovers in the game.

Panhandle State men’s basketball now owns a 3-1 record on the season with two more matchups scheduled before they enter Sooner Athletic Conference play on Nov. 29. The Aggies meet with Barclay College Tuesday, Nov. 13 and face Our Lady of the Lake on Tuesday, Nov. 20; both contests take place in Anchor D Arena with 8 p.m. tip-off times. Free live stats and video feed is offered online at opsuaggies.com.

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