DBH, ORU win eighth straight (Basketball)

February 27, 2011
Damen Bell-Holter

No team in the Summit League playing as well as Oral Roberts University.

And perhaps no ORU big man is playing as well as Alaska’s Damen Bell-Holter.

Bell-Holter, of Hydaburg fame, delivered a double-double in points and rebounds as Golden Eagles won their eighth straight game last night with a 69-57 win over visiting Western Illinois University.

His 13 points and 11 rebounds gave the 6-foot-10 center a career-best eight double-doubles on the season.

Through 31 games, Bell-Holter leads ORU in rebounding (7.8) while ranking third in scoring (13.8).

The Golden Eagles are 17-14 overall, 13-5 in the Summit League. They secured the No. 2 seed for the league’s postseason tournament next weekend.

Bell-Holter was a two-time first team all-state player at Ketchikan High School despite never making the state tournament.