Bearkats Get Big Win In Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE – Preston Brown scored 21 points to lead Sam Houston State to a 72-51 Southland Conference men’s basketball victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Saturday afternoon at Johnson Coliseum.

The loss was the first in league play for the Islanders and moved the Kats and TAMUCC into a first place tie in the Southland Conference West Division with identical 5-1 marks.

Kevin Palmer led TAMUCC with 15 points. Three other players scored in double figures for Sam Houston with Corey Allmond scoring 13 points and Lance Pevehouse and Ashton Mitchell each adding 11 points.

The game was tied four times in the first half, the last at 21-21 with 7:37 to play before intermission. Sam Houston ended the first period with a 12-5 run to go up 33-26 at half. The closest Corpus Christi got in the second half was seven points, 36 to 29 with 16:29 to play.

SAM HOUSTON STATE 72, TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHR 51
01-31-09 2:05 PM at Huntsville, TX (Johnson Coliseum)

TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHR (11-10, SLC 5-1)
Palmer, Kevin 5-14 4-4 15; Hammonds, Marcus 4-6 0-0 9; Reynolds, Justin 3-6
3-7 9; Toncinic, Filip 3-8 0-0 7; Coombs, Shamar 2-8 1-3 6; Nelson, Jawan
1-3 0-0 2; Bond, Horace 1-1 0-0 2; Green, Tim 0-2 1-2 1; Topps, Antonio 0-0
0-0 0; Watt, Demond 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 19-50 9-16 51.

SAM HOUSTON STATE (11-8, SLC 5-1)
Brown, Preston 8-13 2-2 21; Allmond, Corey 5-14 1-2 13; Pevehouse, Lance 3-5
3-4 11; Mitchell, Ashton 3-7 2-2 11; Ramirez, DeLuis 4-5 0-0 8; Falkner,
Barkley 2-6 0-0 5; Murray, Drae 1-2 0-0 3; Kvedys, Domas 0-1 0-0 0;
Thompson, Kendrell 0-0 0-0 0; Bootle, Antuan 0-1 0-0 0; Crow, Josten 0-1 0-2
0. Totals 26-55 8-12 72.

Texas A&M-Corpus Chr.......... 26 25 - 51
Sam Houston State............. 33 39 - 72

3-point goals--Texas A&M-Corpus Chr 4-19 (Coombs, Shamar 1-6; Toncinic,
Filip 1-3; Palmer, Kevin 1-7; Hammonds, Marcus 1-2; Reynolds, Justin 0-1),
Sam Houston State 12-26 (Mitchell, Ashton 3-4; Brown, Preston 3-5; Allmond,
Corey 2-8; Pevehouse, Lance 2-4; Falkner, Barkley 1-1; Murray, Drae 1-2;
Kvedys, Domas 0-1; Crow, Josten 0-1). Fouled out--Texas A&M-Corpus Chr-None,
Sam Houston State-None. Rebounds--Texas A&M-Corpus Chr 32 (Reynolds, Justin
12), Sam Houston State 35 (Falkner, Barkley 10). Assists--Texas A&M-Corpus
Chr 17 (Toncinic, Filip 4), Sam Houston State 24 (Mitchell, Ashton 8). Total
fouls--Texas A&M-Corpus Chr 17, Sam Houston State 16. Technical fouls--Texas
A&M-Corpus Chr-None, Sam Houston State-None. A-1567



 
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