Kats dismantle Seattle U
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- The Bearkats were in complete control Thursday night. Sam Houston used lock-down defense to make quick work of Seattle with a 55-40 victory at Johnson Coliseum.
The Kats (16-5 overall, 6-3 WAC) handed the Redhawks (16-5, 7-1) their first conference loss of the season by holding them to just 19 percent shooting from the floor and 19 percent from long range.
Qua Grant had a monster night on the glass with 14 rebounds and just missed a double-double with nine assists to power a Sam Houston offense that shot 48 percent from the floor and 55 percent from 3-point range. The Bearkats looked impressive from the start.
The teams went back and forth for the first few minutes, but then Sam Houston got hot and went on a 16-0 run. Cameron Huefner got it started with a jumper, and Wilkerson scored on a layup. Nicholas knocked down a shot, and Tristan Ikpe threw down a fastbreak dunk to make it 15-6.
Scroggins put back an offensive rebound then converted on a pair of free throw attempts. Nicholas scored on another fastbreak with a layup, and Wilkerson hit a jumper in the paint to as the Kats went on top 23-6 midway through the period.
Sam Houston led by as many as 18 twice in the second half. Powers drilled a 3 to end the half with the Bearkats leading 34-16. Sam Houston led by as many as 24 points when it opened the final period with a 6-0 run. The closest the Redhawks got was the final score.
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