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ENMU basketball capsules — Jan. 15



ENMU (6-7, 0-2 Lone Star Conference)

at Texas A&M-Kingsville (5-9, 0-2)

When: 11 a.m. (MST) today at Kingsville, Texas

Radio: none

Last time out: The Greyhounds lost at Midwestern State 66-41 on Saturday, while the Javelinas were beaten at home by Tarleton State 103-84.

Last year: Kingsville won both meetings, 82-63 at home and 66-62 at Portales.

Of note: Kingsville is expecting 1,900 elementary students to its second annual “Live the Dream” promotion — hence, the early start. The Hounds and Zias also participated in the event last year. … The teams come into the game tied with West Texas A&M at the bottom of the LSC standings. … Kingsville is 2-4 at home this year, but the Javs are 39-25 all-time against the Hounds. … Both teams have a heavy dose of junior college transfers. Ten of the 14 players on Kingsville’s roster came from the juco ranks. … Despite going scoreless from the field at Midwestern, ENMU senior PG Rodney Blackmon still leads the LSC in 3-pointers (38) and 3s per game (3.2). Senior G Devone Davis tops the league in steals (2.1 spg). … Leading scorers for Kingsville are 6-foot-4 senior G Rashad Basey (18.3 ppg), 6-0 junior G Ronald Scott (10.7) and 6-7 junior F Jordan Jahr (10.5). … ENMU is the only LSC team with two players averaging more than one block per game in 6-8 senior F Phil Henry (1.5) and 6-5 senior F Cornelius Cammock (1.2).


ENMU (3-8, 1-1 Lone Star Conference)

at Texas A&M-Kingsville (6-7, 1-2)

When: 9 a.m. (MST) today at Kingsville, Texas

Radio: none

Last time out: The Zias lost at Midwestern State 75-44 on Saturday, while the Javs fell at home to Tarleton State 80-61.

Last year: ENMU posted two of its seven victories a year ago against the Javelinas, winning 65-58 in Kingsville and 76-60 at home.

Of note: The Zias are looking for their first road victory of the season (0-6). … With their win over Texas AA&M-Commerce last week, the Javs surpassed last season’s win total (5-21). … All but two of Kingsville’s games have been decided by eight points or less, including nine by four or less (4-5). … Kingsville won back-to-back overtime games against Texas A&M International prior to Christmas, including a double-overtime road win at Laredo, Texas. … Leading scorers for the Javs are 5-10 junior G Lindsey Mahone (13.3 ppg), 5-8 senior G Rosalie Cutri (11.6 ppg in nine games) and Australian-born 5-6 sophomore G Ashley Viera (11.3), a transfer from Division I Boise State. Mahone also leads the team in rebounding (6.5 rpg), while Cutri is shooting 58 percent from the field.

— Compiled by Dave Wagner


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