Western Michigan Gets Win Over Sam Houston

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HUNTSVILLE -- Derek Drews hit a three-point basket with eight seconds left for the game-winner as Western Michigan defeated Sam Houston State 65-62 in a non-conference basketball game at Johnson Coliseum.

Shawntes Gary led the Broncos with 16 points while Drews scored 13. Western Michigan (2-4) led almost the entire game, building a 37-27 lead at halftime and going ahead by as many as 15 points.

Sam Houston State (1-3) outscored Western Michigan in the second half 35-28, tying the game with 22 seconds left on a pair of free throws by Ashton Mitchell.

Mitchell led the Bearkats with 18 points. DeLuis Ramirez added 15.

The Broncos shot 50 per cent from the field (26-of-52) and out-rebounded Sam Houston 39-27. The Bearkats hit only 35.2 per cent (19-of-54). Sam Houston forced Western Michigan into 17 turnovers while committing only four. The Kats scored 19 points off Western Michigan miscues.

Sam Houston State will complete its three-game home stand Saturday night at 7 p.m. hosting Wright State.

Western Michigan vs Sam Houston State
11-25-08 7 p.m. at Huntsville, TX (Johnson Coliseum)

WESTERN MICHIGAN 65, SAM HOUSTON STATE 62

WESTERN MICHIGAN (2-4)
GARY, Shawntes 8-10 0-0 16; DREWS, Derek 4-10 2-3 13; McLEMORE, Martelle 4-5
0-0 11; KOOL, David 2-12 2-2 7; REDELL, Michael 2-2 0-1 6; WARD, Demetrius
2-4 0-0 4; LAWSON, Donald 2-5 0-0 4; WHITFIELD, Flenard 2-2 0-0 4; LOWE,
LaMarcus 0-1 0-0 0; DOUGLAS, Mike 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-52 4-6 65.

SAM HOUSTON STATE (1-3)
Mitchell, Ashton 4-13 7-8 18; Ramirez, DeLuis 6-9 3-6 15; Pevehouse, Lance
4-8 0-0 9; Allmond, Corey 1-5 5-5 7; Falkner, Barkley 3-6 1-2 7; Kvedys,
Domas 0-1 4-4 4; Brown, Preston 1-9 0-0 2; Thompson, Kendrell 0-0 0-0 0;
Bootle, Antuan 0-0 0-0 0; Zulu, Arthur 0-0 0-0 0; Murray, Drae 0-3 0-0 0.
Totals 19-54 20-25 62.

Western Michigan.............. 37 28 - 65
Sam Houston State............. 27 35 - 62

3-point goals--Western Michigan 9-20 (DREWS, Derek 3-8; McLEMORE, Martelle
3-3; REDELL, Michael 2-2; KOOL, David 1-6; WARD, Demetrius 0-1), Sam Houston
State 4-20 (Mitchell, Ashton 3-8; Pevehouse, Lance 1-5; Allmond, Corey 0-3;
Kvedys, Domas 0-1; Brown, Preston 0-2; Murray, Drae 0-1). Fouled
out--Western Michigan-KOOL, David, Sam Houston State-None. Rebounds--Western
Michigan 39 (LAWSON, Donald 7; GARY, Shawntes 7), Sam Houston State 27
(Falkner, Barkley 7; Ramirez, DeLuis 7). Assists--Western Michigan 20
(REDELL, Michael 7), Sam Houston State 16 (Mitchell, Ashton 7). Total
fouls--Western Michigan 22, Sam Houston State 13. Technical fouls--Western
Michigan-None, Sam Houston State-None. A-1262




 
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