LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Oregon State's trip to Orlando ended on a high note.
Tres Tinkle had 16 points and seven rebounds while Drew Eubanks and Alfred Hollins chipped in 12 points apiece to lead Beavers over Marist, 65-46, in the seventh-place game at the AdvoCare Invitational on Sunday.
The Beavers had dropped the first two games of the tournament — 82-77 to St. John's on Thursday and 74-69 to Long Beach State on Friday.
Oregon State (3-3) opened the first half with a 15-2 run but Marist closed the gap to 28-25 by halftime.
The Red Foxes (0-6) got within one at 33-32 in the second half but Oregon State went on a 14-3 run over the next 7:22 to take a 49-35 lead and pull away from there.
"It was huge for our young team," Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said. "I was really proud of our guys' mental approach of staying disciplined defensively for 40 minutes."
Brian Parker led Marist with 17 points.
Ethan Thompson had seven points, nine rebounds and four assists for Oregon State. The Beavers held a 44-25 rebounding advantage.
Tinkle said that Oregon State was feeling the effects of playing three games in four days and the Beavers got a much needed boost from their bench. Hollins also had eight rebounds in just 10 minutes while Gligorije Rakocevic was also tough on the boards with seven rebounds in nine minutes.
"We played 35 good minutes against St. John's and I think it cost us the Long Beach game and that's on us," Tinkle said. "The guys vowed to bring more energy regardless of if it led to playing time."
The Beavers return home for four straight game sin Gill Coliseum, starting with Saturday's 2 p.m. tip with Loyola Marymount.