Cowboys Snap Skid With Win At Howard Payne

Cowboys Snap Skid With Win At Howard Payne
BROWNWOOD, Texas -- Hardin-Simmons' men's basketball team snapped its two-game losing streak with a convincing win over Howard Payne Saturday afternoon at the Brownwood Coliseum.

The Cowboys came out firing on all cylinders and Dashun Dixon and Caleb Spoon hit a combined four straight 3-pointers to give HSU an early 20-4 lead.

Howard Payne made a push and cut the Cowboy lead to 30-24 but the Cowboys closed the half on a 13-3 run and led 43-27 at halftime.

HSU came out strong in the second half and pushed the lead to 50-31 early in the second half but the Cowboys never let the Jackets within eight points the rest of the way.

Nathaniel Jack led the Cowboys with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Christian O'Neal had 19 points and passed the 1,000-point mark for his career. Caleb Spoon added 16 points and Dashun Dixon and Justin Jones had 10 points each.

Khyce Randall had 20 points and DeMarcus Hurd added 13 for Howard Payne.

HSU is now 16-6 on the year and 10-3 in conference play. Howard Payne fell to 12-9 overall and 8-5 in ASC action. The Cowboys will play at McMurry next Saturday.
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