After a 2-1 journey to the Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam and a quick trip to Long Beach, the Beavs returned home to play against Missouri State. The Beavers were favored by 10 going into the game and they wasted no time in getting the fireworks started. Ethan Thompson and Stevie Thompson Jr. each made four three-pointers early out, combining for a ridiculous eight for eight on triples in the first half alone.
Kylor Kelley started in place of Big G and continued to show the formidable force he is on defensive, blocking and altering shots every time the Bears dared go into his territory. At the end of the night, the big three of Tres Tinkle, Ethan and Stevie Thompson combined for an astonishing 75 total points (just when you thought it didn’t rain today), as the Thompson Brothers each made five threes of their own. Ethan was a perfect five for five from downtown. The Beavs were a school record 16-28 from the three point stripe, making 57% of them. Stevie also set the all time three pointers made record in the first half, sinking his 186th three ball. Stev
101 points. Stevie sets the Oregon State record for career 3-pointers. The team sets the record for single-game 3-pointers. Three players with 20-plus points. Lots of stuffed animals thrown on the court at halftime.— Oregon State Hoops (@BeaverMBB) December 2, 2018
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Alfred Hollins proved to be a facilitator, adding 7 assists to his 8 points; the second unit also showed a lot of promise as Coach Tinkle gave opportune minutes to his young talent with the lead widening in the second half. Jordan Campbell showed that he is a spark plug, subbing in around six minutes left in the second half and adding 9 points of his own. Zach Reichle looked every bit of a floor general as he scored 3 points to go with his 5 assists. Antoine Vernon subbed in the first half for Stevie Thompson and made an instant impact, scoring 6 points as well showing his calm demeanor handling the ball when the Bears were double teaming him. Warren Washington added some tough defensive identity, getting a nasty block that was later called as a foul on Ethan Thompson and got a season high 12 minutes, adding 2 points and 2 rebounds of his own. Absolutely everything was going for the Beavers today at Gill as they looked totally unstoppable. Next game is December 9th at St Louis.