Bearkats Bounce Back With Win

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HUNTSVILLE, TX – Shamir McDaniel scored 14 points to lead Sam Houston State to a 61-51 Southland Conference men’s basketball victory over Nicholls State at Johnson Coliseum Saturday night.

After Nicholls State scored the game’s opening basket, the Bearkats went on a 12-0 run to go up 10 points. The Bearkats never trailed again.

Sam Houston State (13-2, SLC 1-1) out-rebounded the Colonels 43-24 and hit 22-of-52 for 42.3 percent from the field. Reggie Rawlins added 12 points for the Bearkats.

Nicholls State (6-11, SLC 1-1) was led by Anatoly Bose with 10 points and seven rebounds.

The Colonels cut the Bearkats’ lead to six points, 17-11, with 7:36 left in the first half, but Sam Houston responded with a 17-5 run to go up by 18, 34-16 at intermission.

The Bearkats led by 21 points, 56-35, with 7:04 to play. Nicholls cut the maring to nine points, 60-51, with 1:16 to play on a layup by K J Lee, but the Colonels could come no closer.

Box Score

SAM HOUSTON ST 61, NICHOLLS ST 51

1/12/09 7 p.m. at Huntsville, TX (Johnson Coliseum)

NICHOLLS ST (6-11, SLC 1-1)

Bose, Anatoly 2-6 5-5 10; Turnipseed, Jacob 3-5 2-4 9; Verner, Gil 3-8 2-3

8; Friend, Dominic 2-4 4-6 8; Bathie, Ryan 1-5 2-2 4; Lee, KJ 1-1 2-2 4;

Payne, Justin 1-5 0-0 3; Boyce, Mitch 1-3 0-0 3; Shanks, Reggie 1-2 0-0 2;

Paige, Chris 0-3 0-3 0; Carter, Kellan 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 15-42 17-27 51.

SAM HOUSTON ST (13-2, SLC 1-1)

McDaniel, Shamir 5-9 0-0 14; Rawlins, Reggie 5-8 2-3 12; Mitchell, Ashton

3-9 1-2 7; Thomas, Jeremy 1-5 3-4 5; Bright, Ryan 2-7 1-2 5; Bennett, Ryan

0-2 4-6 4; Ramirez, DeLuis 2-4 0-0 4; Kvedys, Domas 1-3 1-2 3; Crow, Josten

1-2 0-1 3; Falkner, Barkley 1-1 0-1 2; Gardiner, John 1-2 0-0 2. Totals

22-52 12-21 61.

Nicholls St................................. 16 35 - 51

SAM HOUSTON ST................ 34 27 - 61

3-point goals--Nicholls St 4-16 (Boyce, Mitch 1-3; Payne, Justin 1-3; Bose,

Anatoly 1-3; Turnipseed, Jacob 1-2; Bathie, Ryan 0-2; Friend, Dominic 0-1;

Verner, Gil 0-2), SAM HOUSTON ST 5-21 (McDaniel, Shamir 4-7; Crow, Josten

1-2; Mitchell, Ashton 0-3; Thomas, Jeremy 0-4; Bright, Ryan 0-2; Bennett,

Ryan 0-1; Ramirez, DeLuis 0-2). Fouled out--Nicholls St-None, SAM HOUSTON

ST-None. Rebounds--Nicholls St 24 (Bose, Anatoly 7), SAM HOUSTON ST 43

(Bright, Ryan 11). Assists--Nicholls St 12 (Friend, Dominic 4), SAM HOUSTON

ST 19 (Bright, Ryan 5; Mitchell, Ashton 5). Total fouls--Nicholls St 19, SAM

HOUSTON ST 21. Technical fouls--Nicholls St-None, SAM HOUSTON ST-None.

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