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Ducks improve to 2-0 on trip.

Byline: The Register-Guard

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NASSAU, Bahamas - Three Ducks scored 20 or more points as Oregon rolled to its second straight rout on its exhibition tour with a 119-56 drubbing of the Wolverines, a Bahamian club team, on Monday.

Malik Hairston led Oregon with 28 points, Aaron Brooks added 21 and former walk-on Adrian Stelly chipped in 20 to go with 11 rebounds. The Ducks shot 57 percent from the field and had 31 assists on their 48 field goals.

On Sunday, Hairston scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half of Oregon's 108-69 blowout of the Shockers, another Bahamian club squad. Stelly and Maarty Leunen added 21 points each in that victory.

"The team we played tonight was a little better than the one we played the first night, but our offense really clicked,' coach Ernie Kent said. `We continue to pass the ball so much better that it gives a whole new look and flow to the offense.'

Kent was particularly pleased with the play of his starting backcourt against the Wolverines.

"Stelly and Aaron played really well for us again,' he said. `We're playing those two a lot of minutes on this trip, but they have performed well.'

Leunen had his second consecutive double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Adam Zahn was a big contributor off the bench with 18 points and six rebounds, and Mitch Platt added 12 points and nine rebounds.

Ray Schafer had nine points to round out Oregon's scoring. The Ducks outrebounded their opposition 53-23 and grabbed 17 offensive rebounds.

`We were really good defensively; getting stops and getting out in transition," Kent said. `It's amazing how well we're playing and holding up considering we only have seven players.'

Bryce Taylor, recovering from mild right ankle sprain sustained last Wednesday during practice, was held out of Monday's game. Sophomore Churchill Odia (knee) also did not play.

Kent said Taylor is not expected to play today against the Wreckers but hopes to have him back following the team's off day on Wednesday.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Aug 22, 2006
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