Hogs succumb to Buffalo pressure

Hogs succumb to Buffalo pressure

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Sometimes you run into a team that can step on the court and turn it on but the Texas A&M Kingsville Men’s basketball team was simply unable to find a rhythm as the Lone Star Conference’s best team was on point.
The West Texas A&M Buffaloes(6-1)(2-0) connected on seven three-point shots and led the Javelinas (6-4)(1-1) the whole game on their way to a 69-61 win Saturday afternoon at Kingsville Hampton Inn court.
“I’m not at all disappointed with our defense tonight,” AMK head basketball coach Pete Peterson said, “ They just got it going and they put pressure on us…and I don’t think we responded well to the pressure.”
The Javelinas shot 39 percent from the floor in the first half and allowed a west Texas team that shot only 15 percent from beyond the arc coming into the game to drop five of eight attempts.
The Buffs built a 37-27 halftime lead and pushed the lead to 19 points on an 11-0 run early in the second half.
Ashton Brown had another solid night and helped the Hogs get as close as58-51 but a David Henderson three would put a damper on things on the ensuing possession.
Brown led the team with 21 points, five rebounds and four assists as he went 11-for-11 at the charity stripe and is now 59-of-60 for the season. Robert Williams added 16 points, eight rebounds and two steals in a weak performance by the supporting cast as no one else scored more than six points.
The Buffs shot 53.3 percent from the field and made 14-of-21 free throw attempts and had 30 rebounds, 13 assists.
WTAMU’s Kennon Washington had 14 points while Courtney Carr had 14 points and eight rebounds.
Donald Sims just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.
The Javelinas will take on Tarleton State Wednesday night at Kingsville Hampton Inn court for their last game of a seven-game home-stand.