KINGSVILLE, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s men’s basketball team stepped up in class this weekend at the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Classic.
The Eagles lost a pair of games to members of the Lone Star Conference, afflilated with the NCAA Division II. The host Javelinas (6-2) beat TAMU-T at the Steinke Physical Education Center, 82-68. The Eagles lost to Angelo State (5-0) Friday night, 75-62.
Guard Tre Flowers buried 9 treys Saturday, finishing with 31 points to lead Kingsville. Six-foot-8 Will Chayer added 19 points for the winners. John Guerra contributed 14 points. The Rams shot 50 percent from the floor, converting 13 of 29 3-pointers.
TAMU-T was led by junior Anthony McGee. He poured in 20 points, including 6 treys. Pleasant Grove graduate Connor Ouellette scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half. He led both teams with 6 steals. Senior Desmond Kennedy scored 15 points. The Eagles were 13 of 13 from the charity stripe, but committed 17 turnovers. The Javelinas also dominated the glass, 35-19.
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Friday’s game was similar for the Eagles with Angelo State. The Rams built a 42-29 first half lead. The Rams had four players in double figures. Collin Turner scored 18 points. Ronald Bell had 16 points, Jeremy Hayes 13, and Andres Ibarquen 10.
Angelo State also dominated the glass, 43-31. Both teams had 20 turnovers.
Kennedy led Texarkana’s offense with 18 points. Ouellette was the only other Eagle in double digits with 12 points and 8 rebounds.
A&M-Texarkana will be back in action Tuesday at home against Mid-America Christian of Oklahoma City. The Eagles play their first Red River Athletic Conference game Saturday in Marshall against Wiley College.
In other games, Angelo State remained unbeaten Saturday. The Rams beat Colorado State University-Pueblo, 92-79. The Javelinas raced past CSU-Pueblo, 70-58.