the republic logo

Boone hits clutch buckets late, Marshall scores 16 as Missouri St. defeats Oral Roberts 52-45


SPRINGFIELD, Missouri — Camyn Boone scored only six points but hit a pair of clutch buckets and Missouri State collared four defensive boards late to fend off an Oral Roberts upset bid 52-45 on Monday night.

The Bears (6-6) made up a 10-point gap in the second half to defeat the Golden Eagles (4-7) for the second time in a week, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Marcus Marshall led the Bears with 16 points — 4 of 14 from the field but 7 of 9 at the line. Loomis Gerring added 10 points.

Oral Roberts never trailed in the first half, leading 31-21 at intermission, but made only four field goals after. The Golden Eagles still closed to 46-45 until Boone hit a jumper. ORU missed five shots, including four 3-point attempts, with Missouri State vacuuming all the rebounds.

Boone dunked with 33 seconds left and Marshall closed it at the line.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.