Payton II leads Oregon St. over MVSU
CORVALLIS — Gary Payton II had a career-high 24 points and 16 rebounds as Oregon State beat Mississippi Valley State 74-50 on Wednesday night.
Daniel Gomis added 11 points and six rebounds for the Beavers (4-2).
Jordan Washington scored 17 and DeAngelo Priar had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Delta Devils (1-7).
The Beavers used a considerable height advantage to dominate the boards, and outrebounded MVSU 53-36. The Delta Devils’ tallest starter was 6-foot-7.
The Beavers jumped ahead 12-7 with 16:21 remaining in the first thanks to 10 quick points by Payton, including two 3-pointers.
Oregon State led 40-28 at the break. The Beavers went on a 22-3 run to close the first half and open the second half, capped by Payton’s rebound-dunk.
Payton, a junior college transfer, is the son of former Oregon State All-American Gary Payton, who was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.