News Releases 2009

LETU Men Stay Perfect On The Road In ASC Play

Fri, Jan 16 2009

LETU men’s basketball team stay perfect on the road in ASC play with a come from behind win against the University of the Ozarks on Thursday night.  The 80-70 victory improves the Yellow Jackets record to 10-4 overall, and 8-1 in conference play. 
Both teams exchanged scoring runs in the first twenty minutes.  The University of the Ozarks came out ready to play as they went up 29-14 with more than eight minutes to go in the first half.  Even though, LeTourneau mounted a 14-5 run to end the first half they still found themselves down 34-30 going into intermission. 
LETU, who hadn’t led since the first thirty seconds of play, regained the lead at 42-41 off a Dale Vanwright jumper within the first six minutes of the second half.  They extended their lead to as many as 7 before the University of the Ozarks provided a small run bringing the game to 52-49 with 6:37 on the clock.  But the Jackets proved to be to much as they took control of the game with a 9-2 run to provide a thrilling ending.
LETU had four players collect double digits in scoring with senior Dewones Smith pacing the attack with 19 points.  Vanwright and JJ Rockmore both contributed 17 points a piece and Dusty Evers hit 14 points for Yellow Jackets. 
The men will head to Richardson, TX, to face UT-Dallas on Saturday at 3 p.m.