Oregon State may not have needed a herculean effort to get past Penn on Monday in the consolation match-up of the 2018 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, but a career day from forward Tres Tinkle made things easy for the Beavers, as head coach Wayne Tinkle’s squad coasted to a 74-58 victory over the Quakers. Oregon State will now leave the Paradise Jam Tournament with a 2-1 record in the field and a 4-1 mark overall on the season.
In the contest, Tres Tinkle dropped in a jaw-dropping 32 points on a 12-20 performance from the field, which included connecting on four three-pointers in the affair, as well as grabbing a team-high 12 rebounds. He anchored the squad’s impressive 29-57 (50.9%) shooting display, which also included 11 points from Stephen Thompson Jr. and 10 points from reserve center Kylor Kelley, who shot 5-6 himself in the game. Kelley also snagged 8 rebounds of his own too.
For Penn, projected stand-out Devon Goodman led the way with 13 points, while fellow guard Antonio Woods chipped in 11 points in the outing. Overall though, the Quakers inability to contain Tinkle on the defensive side of things or find any long-lasting offensive cohesion caused them to post back-to-back 29-point halves and fall behind their previous 76.2 points per game average. The Quakers are now 4-2 on the season after the defeat.
Up Next: The Beavers will head back to the mainland with some good wind in their sails, but will hit the court again on Sunday, November 25th at 2:00 PM PT on the road at Long Beach State. The 49ers are currently 2-3 this year and coming off a hard-fought 86-85 win over Iona.