November 16, 2012
Eastern men soar high in opening game; Lewis leads team in scoring Dalton Shumate Staff Writer
The Mountaineers open the basketball season with a convincing Homecoming win over Rhema Bible College. The Mountaineers started off strong and finished strong with a 126-99 win in a high scoring season opener against the Eagles. Sophomore Rod Lewis of Memphis, Tennessee led the Mountaineers in scoring with 21 points. Lewis is a returning sophomore from last year’s 32-5 team that finished fourth in the NJCAA National Tournament. Freshmen DeVaughn Purcell of Orlando, Florida and Alfonzie Wilson of Memphis, Tennessee both added 17 points in the victory over the Eagles. Ryan Devers and Kymer Levy added 13 points each in the victory over the Eagles. Eastern defeated the semipro team Dallas Diesel in overtime on November 10. The team will open up conference play with a home game against Seminole State College on Nov. 19.
Left, sophomore Rod Lewis goes up for two of his 21 points in the home opener.
Lady Mountaineers pick up Homecoming victory Dalton Shumate Staff Writer
Members of last year’s men’s basketball team helped unveil the new National Tournament banner before the Homecoming game took place. The 2011-12 Mountaineer team finished fourth in the nation with a 32-5 record.
Eastern opened basketball season with convincing Homecoming wins over Rhema Bible College Eastern Oklahoma State College opened the basketball season with two convincing wins over Rhema Bible College during Homecoming festivities on November 3. The Lady Mountaineers finished with an 87-50 victory over the Lady Eagles. The Lady Mountaineers had two freshmen in double figures. Jordan Franks of Norman led
the Lady Mountaineers with 21 points and 18 rebounds, while Octavia Allen of Brenham, Texas added 14 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Olivia Brown of Pearland, Texas finished with 14 points and 5 assists; sophomore Taylor Jones of Austin, Texas and Jasmine Perkins of Little Rock, Arkansas both added 12 points. “The freshmen stepped up and did a great job,” said head coach Amber Taylor “Their team defense was great.” The women will open up conference play at home Nov. 19.