Texan basketball dominates over Arlington Baptist

Bethany Brooks / Sports Editor

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The Tarleton State University men’s basketball team faced the Arlington Baptist University Patriots on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Wisdom Gym. The Texans walked away with a 107-54 victory.

The Texans managed to shoot 54.3 from the field in the first half. Tarleton was able to put 11 points on the board before the Patriots could score with a free throw.

Chuck Guy’s three-pointer halfway through the first half was the spark for a 14-0 run by the Texans.

At the half, the Texans went into the locker room with the scoreboard reading 52-21 in their favor.

The Texans forced 10 Patriot turnovers and were able to score 14 points from the Patriots’ mistakes. Tarleton had only four turnovers the first half.

The second half started out with a 20-4 Texan run until the Patriots managed to make five three-pointers, but ABC was only able to shoot 22.8 percent from the three-point line.

Two free throws from Mohammed Lee lifted the Texans past the 100-point mark in the game for the second time this season.

Guy was, once again, high scorer for the Texans with 21 points. He had five assists and only two turnovers.

De’Andre Upchurch came in close behind with 18 points, and Lee scored 16 from the bench. Emmanuel Andrews hit his career-high score of 15 points.

Davene Carter was team leader with 10 rebounds. Jon Cathey-Macklin had a season high four blocks.

The Texans finished the game’s shooting with 55.4 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from the three-point line.

The Texans next game will be Saturday, Nov. 23 at Wisdom Gym at 7 p.m. against Lubbock Christian University.