Beavers start out 2-0 on Spain trip
BAZA, Spain — Oregon State used a balanced offensive attack and moved to 2-0 on its Spain trip after a 91-47 win over Multiópticas Baza at the Pabellon Municipal de Deportes on Monday.
Redshirt sophomore forward Tres Tinkle came out on fire for the second straight game, posting 13 points, five rebounds and four assists in the first half to help the Beavers build a commanding 48-21 lead at the break. He played sparingly in the second half and finished the night with 15 points, including a thunderous dunk that brought the crowd to its feet.
Junior guard Stephen Thompson Jr. hit his first two shots of the game, both from beyond the arc, and finished with 13 points. He added five assists and five steals.
Kendal Manuel came off the bench to score 12 points, going 5-for-6 from the field and 2-for-3 from deep.
Head coach Wayne Tinkle used the same starting lineup with JaQuori McLaughlin, Thompson Jr., Tinkle, Drew Eubanks and Seth Berger. Ethan Thompson started in place of Berger in the second half.
The game used FIBA rules with a longer 3-point line (22 feet, 1.7 inches) a shorter shot clock (24 seconds) and four 10-minute periods.
Oregon State opened its Spain trip with a 114-70 win over Combinado Valenciano on Saturday. Tinkle posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Stephen Thomson Jr. and Ethan Thompson each scored 18.
The Beavers are scheduled to play their third game of the trip on Wednesday.