Brooks Triple-Double Leads Rout

NASSAU, Bahamas – Aaron Brooks' triple-double led Oregon to a 122-55 victory over the Crimestoppers, a Bahamian Club team, Friday night as the Ducks wrapped up their tour of the islands with a 5-0 record.

As a team, Oregon shot 45-of-78 from the field (58 percent) and 21-of-27 at the free throw line. The Ducks recorded 30 assists on the 45 field goals.

"It was a very good game to wrap up our tour with," said head coach Ernie Kent. "We just scored the ball so well tonight."

Brooks, a senior from Seattle, Wash., scored 15 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and added 11 assists.

Junior Bryce Taylor led all scorers with 27 points, while junior Malik Hairston added 24. It was the fifth consecutive game of 20 points or more for Hairston, a native of Detroit, Mich.

Junior Maarty Leunen added 13 points and 15 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the trip. Senior Adam Zahn also notched a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.

The rest of Oregon's scoring went Mitch Platt netting nine, Ray Schafer eight, Adrian Stelly 3 and Churchill Odia, playing limited minutes for the first time on the trip, getting two on a pair of free throws.

The Ducks held the Crimestoppers to just 30 percent from the field (18-of-61).

"One of the most encouraging things about this trip is that this team made the big adjustment of learning how to play with each other," Kent said. "It was impressive they way they came together as a team sharing the ball and playing team basketball. That is very encouraging for future success this season.

"We've had a lot fun over here and we'll have one more day of relaxing tomorrow," said Kent. "It was a very successful trip for us and we're looking forward to getting back home."

The team is scheduled to arrive in Eugene late Sunday night.

Scoring: Oregon 122 (45-78, 11-31, 21-27) – Hairston 24, Leunen 13, Platt 9, Brooks 15, Taylor 27, Zahn 21, Stelly 3, Schafer 8, Odia 2.
ebounds: Oregon 61 – Leunen 15, Brooks 13, Zahn 11, Platt 6, Hairston 5, Taylor 4, Schafer 4, Stelly 3.
Assists: Oregon 30 – Brooks 11, Stelly 4, Leunen 4, Taylor 4, Hairston 3, Platt 2, Zahn 2.

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