Bearkats Top Howard Payne On the Hardwood 90-49

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HUNTSVILLE, TX -- Freshman guard Paul Baxter came off the bench to score 16 points and was one of five Bearkats in double figures as Sam Houston handed Howard Payne a 90-49 loss in a non-conference men’s basketball game at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.

Sam Houston (7-5) never trailed, leading 43-21 at intermission and eventually winning by 41 points.

Brandon Gould led Howard Payne (3-8) with 10 points.
Terrance Motley scored 15 points while Darius Gatson added 13, Will Bond 11 and DeMarcus Gatlin 10. Michael Holyfield, SHSU’s 6-11 center, led both teams with seven rebounds.

The Bearkats outscored the Yellow Jackets 46-14 in the paint and totaled 31 points off HPU’s 23 turnovers.

Sam Houston opens Southland Conference play Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Johnson Coliseum, hosting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

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