Oregon Ducks Dominate California Baptist Lancers in a 76-55 Win
In their third straight game in a row, the Oregon Ducks have crushed the California Baptist Lancers. This Tuesday night win, ending with a fantastic 76-55 for the Ducks history books, will bump them up to 7-2 this season.
The Ducks are well known as a second-half team, and they stuck to that name this game when they widened the tight gap in the second half and scored 40-24 over the Lancers in the second half alone.
Despite their successes, the Ducks had their issues with fouls. There were 5 Ducks with 2 fouls or more at the half, something that they seriously need to work on if they want to get one over on their opponent in the next game. On the bright side, the winning team had a good round when it came to shooting from the free-throw line, only missing 2 foul shots.
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There’s no shade on the Lancers, who definitely had their moments in the first half, but they stood no chance once that second half reared its head. Both teams had a good defense and were able to slow each other’s momentum multiple times throughout the game. Both teams also finished up with 14 turnovers, and in the first half, the Lancers out-rebounded the Ducks 18 to 12 before the Ducks reemerged with a good 22 to 15 in the second half.
The star player of Tuesday night was freshman point guard Jackson Shelstad, who finished up as the leader of the offense with 17 points and 8 assists. Both scores are personal bests in his career, and this was only his fifth career game. He’s already making his mark on the court, and both his teammates and his opponents can feel it.
In total, the Ducks finished with 16 assists, all the while the Lancers ended with 4, with half of those assists belonging to Shelstad. Not to mention that the Ducks’ bench outscored the Lancers’ bench 33 to 8.
So, what’s next? Well, the Ducks will be facing off against the Syracuse Orange on Sunday at 10 a.m., where they’ll be playing their toughest game since Santa Clara and Alabama a few weeks back. The Orange are 7-3, but don’t let that fool you. All their losses have been to ranked opponents, so the Ducks will definitely have their work cut out for them.