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College basketball: ENMU women win third straight

 

November 26, 2017



CANYON, Texas — Jasmine Hotchkins scored a career-high 18 points, and a pair of streaks continued Saturday with Eastern New Mexico’s 77-56 win over Texas A&M-International at the West Texas A&M Pak a Sak Thanksgiving Classic.

Shelby Jones posted a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds, as the Greyhounds won their third-consecutive game since starting the season 0-2. The Dustdevils’ season-opening losing skid extended to seven games.

The game had just two lead changes, both coming inside of 30 seconds. Passionate Amukamara, who led the Dustdevils with 13 points, scored on a layup with 6:38 left in the first for a 4-3 advantage. On the ensuing possession, Hotchkins hit her first of her five 3-pointers to kickstart a 17-2 run and the Greyhounds led by double figures the rest of the way.

Hotchkins shot 5-of-10 on the day, all from beyond the arc, and hit 3-of-4 free throws as the Greyhounds posted season highs for points and field goal percentage (43.9 percent). The Dustdevils, meanwhile, shot just over 30 percent and were outrebounded 51-29.

Sarina Johnson scored 12 points, and had five of ENMU’s season high 15 free throw makes.

Kaylee Edgemon hit a pair of 3-pointers during ENMU’s pivotal run as part of a nine-point day. Alivia Lewis, who posted a double-double Friday, was held to just two points on Saturday but grabbed 11 rebounds.

The Greyhounds will make their home and Lone Star Conference debut Thursday, with Texas Permian Basin coming to Greyhound Arena for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.

Men fall to Dallas Baptist — Behind a balanced effort, three Greyhound men’s basketball players reached double figures as the team closed out its two-day visit to the St. Edward’s Thanksgiving Classic in Austin.

But scoring quantity, not balance, was the issue for the Hounds with undefeated Dallas Baptist on the other side of the court.

The Patriots also had three double-figure scorers, but theirs posted 58 to the Greyhound trio’s 23, and Eastern New Mexico couldn’t find enough scoring to offset that deficit in an 83-69 setback Saturday afternoon.

Boy Van Vilet scored 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting, and Dallas Baptist (6-0) got 18 points from Jordan Manse and 17 from JT Harris in a contest they largely controlled.

The Greyhounds, led by Shawn Shelton’s 13 points, led for the game’s first basket, and then no more after the Patriots posted a 10-2 run in response.

Jamani Pierce and Arcaim Lallemand each scored 10 for the Greyhounds (3-3), who fell to .500 on the season heading into their home and Lone Star Conference opener Thursday against Texas Permian Basin.

 

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