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Road to recovery: Team aims for needed wins

ORU MBB vs Northwestern State-8The Golden Eagles play host to the Lions of Southeastern Louisiana in the annual Homecoming Game Saturday night at the Mabee Center.

Both teams are coming off of sub-par conference stretches and will look to jumpstart the home stretch of their respective seasons with a win tomorrow night.

After losing Obi Emegano to a torn ACL in November, the Golden Eagles will now be playing without starting point guard D.J. Jackson who could be out for two or more weeks with a calf injury, according to his twitter account.

How the team handles playing without its floor general during these next few contests will have a significant impact on the season. The argument as to whether that impact will be positive or negative will begin tomorrow night.

The Lions are led by 6’4 guard Jamichael Hawkins out of Jackson, Miss. Hawkins leads the team in scoring at 14.7 points per game and also leads the team in field goals made, 3-pt field goals made, free throws, turnovers and minutes played.

Lone senior Shawn Glover will lead the Golden Eagles, once again. Glover ranks 11 in Div. I basketball averaging 21.5 points per game. Glover also leads the team in minutes per game (33.8) and blocks (1.3).

ORU won both meetings with Southeastern Louisiana last season with a 14-point road victory in Hammond, La. in January, and a seven-point victory at home in February.

The big game tips off at 7 p.m. at the Mabee Center.

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