Courtesy Sports Information
LAWTON, OKLAHOMA – The Texas A&M-Kingsville men’s basketball team suffered another tough defeat on Monday night when they lost, 79-70 at Lone Star Conference rival Cameron University.
The Javelinas (6-7, 1-4) led for the entire first half and through most of the second half. Milton Garner gave the Aggies(7-3, 5-1) the lead with 5:31 remaining in the game when he made four consecutive foul shots after drawing a foul and then the Javs were whistled for a technical foul on the same play. The free throws gave the Aggies a three-point lead and the Hogs were never able to get any closer than five points the rest of the game.
The Javelinas held their biggest lead with 10:17 remaining in the game after an Ashton Brown (Randolph, NY/Central HS) gave them a 59-50 advantage. The Aggies countered with an 18-2 run to take control of the game.
The Javelinas shot 46.0 percent from the field, made 7-of-14 from three-point range and were 17-for-31 from the foul line. Brown led the team with 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field and a perfect 5-for-5 at the foul line. Robert Williams (Dallas/Kimball HS) added 12 points and six boards. Freshman Raymond Robinson (Corpus Christi/West Oso HS) had his best game of the season with eight points and six boards while Reid Wallace (Spring/Tomball HS) led the team with seven rebounds. The team had 32 rebounds and committed 13 turnovers.
The Aggies shot 45.7 percent from the field, made 8-of-16 from three-point range and were 29-of-41 at the charity stripe. Garner led all players with 31 points and seven boards as he knocked down five three-pointers and went 12-of-14 at the foul line. Thomas Razor added 15 points and Desmond Henry had 10. They grabbed 30 rebounds as a team and committed 11 turnovers.
This was the third straight conference loss for the Javelinas that they either had the lead in the second half or a shot to win the game at the end. The team does not play again until January 4 when they travel to Angelo State.