Saturday, February 04, 2017

HBU Huskies down UIW Cardinals 84-70 in Southland Conference action

Photo by Robert H Kelly
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2017 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 4, 2017) The HBU Huskies used 23 points from the bench, including 15 points by Atif Russell, to down the Incarnate Word Cardinals by the score of 84-70 in front of 864 fans at Sharp Gymnasium in Houston, Texas on Saturday, February 5, 2017. The win raised the Huskies to 5-6 in Southland Conference action as they stand in eighth place to qualify for the conference tournament in Katy, Texas.

The Huskies had three more players in double figures; Braxton Bonds (22), Colton Lasher (19) and Reveal Chukwujekwu, who tallied a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. HBU held a slight 38-35 lead at the half and really poured it on during the final 20 minutes, outscoring the Cardinals 46-35.  UIW had four players in scoring in double figures with starting guard Shawn Johnson leading the way with 22 points.

The Huskies will next hit the road for a Thursday, February 9 contest against Northwestern State with a 7 p.m. CST tipoff. 

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