Texas A&M University-Commerce wins two from A&M-International | Sports
COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce never trailed in an 86-64 Lone Star Conference basketball home win Saturday over Texas A&M International.
The Lions have not trailed in four of their last five games while taking their season record to 14-4 and LSC’s mark to 6-3. They currently rank fourth in the league behind 7-0 Lubbock Christian, 4-1 St. Mary’s and 6-2 Dallas Baptist.
Fourteen players were active and dressed for the Lions on Saturday. All 14 appeared in the game and recorded a minimum of four minutes and 11 players scored. The Lions shot 13 of 23 from outside the 3-point arc.
Demarcus Demonia led the Lions with 18 points, five rebounds, two steals and one assist.
Carson Tuttle and Jairus Roberson both scored 11 points. Tuttle dished out six assists.
Alphonso Willis finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Clashon Gaffney, Augustine Ene and Alex Peavy all scored eight points.
La-Quiem Walker led the Dustdevils with 16 points and eight rebounds and Greg Bowie II finished with 11 points.
The Lions’ next four scheduled games are on the road, including Arkansas-Fort Smith on Thursday, Oklahoma Christian on Saturday, Cameron at Lawton, Oklahoma on Feb. 8 and Ut Tyler on Feb. 10.
TRADE — Behind 53 points off its bench, the nationally ranked Texas A&M-Commerce University women’s basketball team cruised to an 88-72 win over Texas A&M International on Saturday.
The Lions improved to 17-2 on the season and 6-2 in Lone Star Conference games, while dropping the Dustdevils to 12-6 overall and 3-4 in LSC games. After Saturday’s action, the Lion is tied for third place with most of the conference midway through conference play.
Mia Deck scored 15 points off the bench for the Lions. Symmone James added a team-leading 12 points and nine rebounds. DesiRay Kernal finished with 11 points.
The Lions went scoreless in the opening 3:44 of the game, missing their first four shots. A&M-Commerce allowed the Dustdevils to score just two points during that streak.
Silvia Blanco led the Dustdevils and all scorers with 22 points.
A&M-C plays its next four games on the road.