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ENMU basketball capsules - Feb. 3


February 3, 2018

Texas A&M-Commerce at Eastern New Mexico


4 p.m., Greyhound Arena

On the air: KSEL 105.9 FM.

Records: Texas A&M-Commerce 17-4, 9-3; Eastern New Mexico 9-12, 4-8.

Last time out: The Lions needed overtime Thursday to edge Western New Mexico 93-87. It was their second overtime win in three games and their third win in four contests. The Greyhounds posted a 61-57 win Thursday over Tarleton State to snap a two-game losing streak.

Last meeting: Dec. 7, Texas A&M-Commerce 85-78.

Notes: The Lions enter Saturday's contest in third place in the LSC, and they're going to stay there no matter what happens — they're up 1 1/2 games on Angelo State, and West Texas A&M and UT Permian Basin (10-2 LSC) are idle. The Greyhounds moved into a tie for seventh place in conference with Cameron Thursday, and if both win Saturday they'll be in a tie for sixth. The Lions are playing the current No. 6, Texas A&M-Kingsville. The Lions are one of four LSC teams with two players in the scoring top 10 — Willie Rooks fifth at 16.7 ppg and Reggie Reid eighth at 15.8. Forward Dorian Armstrong is fourth in the LSC with 7.8 boards a contest.


2 p.m., Greyhound Arena

On the air: KSEL 105.9 FM.

Records: Texas A&M-Commerce 15-6, 11-2; Eastern New Mexico12-8, 8-5.

Last time out: The Lions barely kept Western New Mexico winless Thursday, claiming a 69-67 victory in Silver City. They've won nine of their last 10, with the only blemish a 94-87 loss to Cameron Jan. 27. Including Thursday's 64-59 win over Tarleton State, the Greyhounds have won three in a row and seven in nine games.

Last meeting: Dec. 7, Texas A&M-Commerce 64-57, OT.

Notes: The Lions were in a tight contest at Western New Mexico, with nobody leading by more than three at any point in the fourth. Texas A&M-Commerce eked out the win by holding the Mustangs without a field goal for the final 4:15. The Lions are second in the LSC at 71.9 points per game and are first in both total rebounds (44.2) and offensive rebounds (16.8). They have the conference's No. 2 and No. 4 scorers, respectively, in Brianna Wise (16.8 ppg) and Artaejah Gay (14.6). Princess Davis is 15th at 11.6 points per game, just ahead of ENMU leading scorer Mikaehla Connor (11.2). The Greyhounds are tied for fourth in conference with Tarleton State and Midwestern State, and could be anywhere between tied for third and alone in sixth by the end of Saturday. Tarleton State faces Western New Mexico, while Midwestern plays Angelo State.

— compiled by Managing Editor Kevin Wilson


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