Falkner Catches Fire, Leads Bearkats Past Rangers

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HUNTSVILLE – Senior center Barkley Falkner posted career highs of 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Sam Houston State to a 73-52 non-conference men’s basketball victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State at Johnson Coliseum Tuesday night.

The Bearkats never trailed, but led by only nine points at halftime 32-23. Sam Houston caught fire in the second half, shooting 57 percent from the floor to outscore the Rangers 41-29 in the second period.

Corey Allmond added 13 points and Lance Pevehouse totaled nine points. Brandon Dixon led Northwestern Oklahoma State with 10 points.

The result evened both team’s season records at 6-6.

Sam Houston took control five minutes into the second half, going on an 18-4 run to turn a 38-29 nine point lead at 15:26 to a 23-point advantage, 56-33 at the 10:13 mark on a free throw by Justin Crow.

The Bearkats’ biggest lead came at the 4:29 mark with Sam Houston up by 29, 66-37, after a layup by Allmond.

Sam Houston State plays its final non-conference game on the road Saturday at Central Florida. The Bearkats open Southland Conference action Saturday, Jan. 10, at Stephen F. Austin in a game to be televised on the Southland Conference TV Network.

BOX SCORE

SAM HOUSTON STATE 73, NORTHWESTERN OK ST 52
12-30-08 7 p.m. at Huntsville, TX (Johnson Coliseum)

NORTHWESTERN OK ST (6-6)
Dixon, Brandon 4-6 2-3 10; Currie, Catrell 3-11 0-0 8; Snyder, Termaine 3-5
2-3 8; Rogers, Jason 3-7 0-0 7; Holmes, David 2-4 0-0 5; Kajander, Jackson
2-3 0-0 5; Eichenberger, Felipe 2-4 0-0 4; Brown, Brandon 1-7 0-2 2;
Johnson, Kris 0-1 2-3 2; Detring, Tyler 0-2 1-1 1; Porter, Justin 0-3 0-0 0;
Lanie, Trent 0-0 0-0 0; Davis, Cameron 0-6 0-0 0. Totals 20-59 7-12 52.

SAM HOUSTON STATE (6-6)
Falkner, Barkley 5-6 5-9 16; Allmond, Corey 5-10 0-0 13; Pevehouse, Lance
3-7 0-0 9; Brown, Preston 3-5 1-2 8; Murray, Drae 3-4 0-0 8; Mitchell,
Ashton 2-4 2-3 6; Bootle, Antuan 3-6 0-0 6; Crow, Josten 1-4 1-2 3; Zulu,
Arthur 1-2 0-0 2; Ramirez, DeLuis 0-2 1-4 1; Kvedys, Domas 0-1 1-2 1;
Thompson, Kendrell 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-53 11-22 73.

Northwestern Ok St............ 23 29 - 52
Sam Houston State............. 32 41 - 73

3-point goals--Northwestern Ok St 5-21 (Currie, Catrell 2-6; Holmes, David
1-1; Rogers, Jason 1-3; Kajander, Jackson 1-2; Johnson, Kris 0-1; Davis,
Cameron 0-4; Brown, Brandon 0-2; Snyder, Termaine 0-2), Sam Houston State
10-20 (Pevehouse, Lance 3-6; Allmond, Corey 3-7; Murray, Drae 2-2; Brown,
Preston 1-1; Falkner, Barkley 1-1; Thompson, Kendrell 0-1; Mitchell, Ashton
0-2). Fouled out--Northwestern Ok St-Snyder, Termaine, Sam Houston
State-None. Rebounds--Northwestern Ok St 32 (Eichenberger, Felipe 6), Sam
Houston State 44 (Falkner, Barkley 9). Assists--Northwestern Ok St 15
(Davis, Cameron 5), Sam Houston State 23 (Mitchell, Ashton 4; Allmond, Corey
4; Murray, Drae 4). Total fouls--Northwestern Ok St 24, Sam Houston State
18. Technical fouls--Northwestern Ok St-None, Sam Houston State-None. A-1273
BARKLEY FALKNER CAREER HIGH POINTS, REBOUNDS




 
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