Monday, February 22, 2016

HBU Huskies fall to Incarnate Word 97-91

Photo by Robert H Kelly
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2016 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 22, 2016) The Houston Baptist University Huskies made an attempt at a comeback late in the second half, but fell short has they dropped a 97-91 decision to the Incarnate Word University Cardinals at Sharp Gymnasium in Houston on Monday, February 22, 2016. The loss dropped the Huskies to 10-5 in the Southland Conference and 16-12 for the season. The Cardinals raised their conference record to 9-5 and 14-11 for the season.

The Huskies and the Cardinals battled back and forth the entire first quarter, with neither team able to gain an advantage of any significance until the final five minutes of the first half. Incarnate Word when on a 20-13 to take a 51-43 lead into the locker room at halftime. Starting forward Colter Lashertallied 13 of the HBU’s first half points with Cody Stetler adding 10. The Cardinals had three players scoring in double figures in the first half.

In the second half, HBU was able to outscore the Cardinals 48-46, but it was not enough to overcome the Cardinals’ first half effort. The Huskies had four played score in double figures for the came, with Lasher finishing the contest with 24 points. Anthony Odunsi paced HBU with 25 points, with Stetler adding three points in the second half to go with his ten points from the first half. Caleb Crayton came off the bench to add 10 to the effort. The Cardinals had five players in double figures with Derail Green leading the way with 23 points. They shot 62.5% from the field and 50% from three-point range, which was a season high for HBU opponents.

Next up for HBU is a February 27 matchup against the SFA Lumberjacks. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. CST in Nacogdoches.

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