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Oregon State Clips CSUN In Season Opener, 87-67

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The Beavers play an all-around game to beat the Matadors.

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The Beavers took down the CSU Northridge Matadors tonight 87-67, as Oregon State lead for the majority of the night through a balanced offensive assault. The Beavs were paced by Tres Tinkle, whom had a spectacular overall game, pacing them with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists. Tres had 16 points by halftime, shooting an astonishing 3-5 from three-point land, chipping his way into the paint and finishing in acrobatic ways around the basket. Oregon State got Kylor Kelley going early, as he got out to an early start, scoring the Beaver’s first five points. Kelley finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Kylor established himself early on, which gave him the offensive confidence throughout the game. In addition to his ground-shattering dunks, he has now developed a fadeaway shot, which is both accurate and unstoppable.

Ethan Thompson had an overall solid game, providing 14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. Zach Reichle was right there with 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists. The first two players off the bench were newcomers Sean Miller-Moore and Jarod Lucas. Jarod provided an instant spark, as within minutes of coming into the game, he got a steal and got fouled on the other end. Lucas finished with 7 points, 2 steals, with a pair of charges. When he wasn’t helping on the offensive end, he was playing tenacious defense, picking up his man as soon as he crossed half court and not giving him an inch of room. Miller-Moore showed his athletic abilities, as one offensive rebound it looked as though his head was right at the rim. He finished with 4 points and proved to be a crucial part of the rotation, giving energy without sacrificing anything of much at all.

Payton Dastrup checked into the game and gave the Beavs an all around threat, as his hands were everywhere, as he displayed his passing genius. He finished with 2 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists. Roman Silva was another nice surprise, as he showed a decent touch around the rim, finishing with 4 points. Silva looks to be a nice backup to Kelley with the size and mobile abilities he has. The Beavs take on the Iowa State Cyclones at Gill on Saturday.