Cowboys Take Down East Texas Baptist

Cowboys Take Down East Texas Baptist


MARSHALL, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' men's basketball team completed a weekend road sweep with an 83-76 win at East Texas Baptist on Saturday afternoon in American Southwest Conference action at Ornelas Gym in Marshall.

ETBU had an early 19-15 lead in the first half but the Cowboys used a 12-0 run to take a 27-19 lead with 7:01 to play in the half. The Cowboys were able to maintain the lead through halftime as the Cowboys took a 39-33 lead into intermission.

The Tigers used a 9-2 run to start the second half to trim the Cowboys' lead to 43-42 but freshman Steven Quinn had eight quick points to push the lead back to 53-47.

HSU was able to keep the Tigers away every time they came close and led 78-76 when Joe Hoeup buried a 3-pointer for the second straight game to seal the victory, this time with :12 seconds to play.

Chris Barrett led five Cowboys into double figures with 19 points against his former team. Jalen Terry had 14 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in a key stretch in the second half when ETBU had cut the deficit to one point.

Steven Quinn added 12 points, all in the second half, and Joe Hoeup and Keenan Holdman added 11 points each. Robby Dooley led the ETBU effort with 27 points.

With the win, the Cowboys are tied atop the ASC West standings with a 4-2 mark after crossover play. HSU is 9-6 overall. ETBU fell to 6-6 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

The Cowboys will play at Mary Hardin-Baylor and Concordia next weekend to conclude a 10-game road trip.


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