KINGSVILLE, TX- It was a new-look team and a new court philosophy as the Javelinas used a surging runs from Marcus Ford and Robert Williams along with bench help to lead the Javelinas to a 62-47 win over the Texas A&M International Dustdevils to a 62-47 victory Tuesday night at Kingsville Hampton Inn court.
The Javelinas (2-1) and the Dustdevils (1-2) played tough defense to start the first half and scored a combined 48 points in the first half as neither team shot above 29 percent from the field in the first half.
“They started pressuring and our young guys had to step up tonight and our defense got us steals and got us going,” head coach Pete Peterson said,
The Javelinas shot 29 percent from the field in the first half but had eight players score as the Hogs took a 30-18 lead into the half holding TAMIU to only 6-for-23 from the floor.
Marcus ford sent the momentum the Javelinas way mid-way through the first half with a fast break dunk and an and one opportunity while Sulaiman Sekamwa notched seven points to lead the team at half.
In the second half the Javelinas jumped out to a 15-2 run to break the game open and seal it for good.
Sekamwa led scoring with 14 as For d and Ashton Brown each contributed ten points, and Williams finished with nine points and six boards to follow up his 26 point performance Saturday night.
The Dustdevils shot 37.5 percent from the field, made 1-of-14 three-point attempts and went 10-of-15 from the foul line.
Evan Matteson led the team with 10 points, five boards and two blocks. Ryan McLucas added six points, seven boards and four steals.
Brian Schaefer came off the bench to contribute eight points and five rebounds.
TAMIU had 33 rebounds, eight assists and eight steals while turning it over 25 times.
The Javelinas will continue play Saturday at 1 p.m. as they host Texas Lutheran.
By: Mark Molina