Hogs keep momentum after upset win over Aggies

Hogs keep momentum after upset win over Aggies

Separating themselves from the bottom of the conference and moving on  up is what the  Texas A&M University-Kingsville Javelina  Men’s basketball team has been doing these past couple of games as they are currently riding a three game winning streak including an upset against the third best team in the Lone Star Conference in the Cameron Aggies with an impressive 76-64

The game got under way a little slowly for the Javelinas as they had a hard time getting a feel of the Aggie defense as they fell down by seven halfway through the first but as the first half went on the Javelinas started to get in to a rhythm as they were able to tie it up late in the first half and only went into the half down by one with the score of 31-30.

“That’s how it has always been against these tough teams we always start off a little slow just trying to feel out the other team.” That was Head Coach Pete

(Photo by Philip J. Perez) Derryl Nash gets in the lane for a dunk and finished the night with nine points and six rebounds in the Hogs win over Cameron

Peterson comment about the teams’ first half play.

As the second half got underway the Javelinas came with more intensity, as they started on a 15-2 run to give them a comfortable 48-38 lead just nine minutes into the second half.

The Javelinas never led up as they were able to build a 22 point lead with under seven minutes left in the game, killing any hope of a Aggie comeback.

“It was a good game against a good team but I still think our best is still yet to come” said coach Peterson following the upset win over the Aggies.

With the win the Javelinas are currently on a three game win streak as they sit in the seventh spot in the LSC just half a game out of the sixth spot.

In the game the Javelinas were led by senior forward Marcus Ford who ended the game with 18 points going 3 of 4 from behind the arc, along with Ford the Javelinas had three other players in double figures including Ryan Layssard and Ashton Brown both chipping in 12 points for the game, Layssard also threw six assist and two steals.

The Javelinas now increase their record to (11-13,6-9) and will look to continue their current streak this Saturday Feb.11 at 3 as they play host to the second best team in the LSC in Midwestern State.

Colton Wiliams
Sports Editor