Cowboys Pick Up Huge Road Win In Alpine

Cowboys Pick Up Huge Road Win In Alpine


ALPINE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' men's basketball team picked up a crucial road win 83-80 over Sul Ross State on Thursday evening in American Southwest Conference action at the Gallego Center in Alpine.

Both teams started off well and HSU led 14-12 when they hit the Lobos with a 10-0 run to open a 24-12 lead with 9:32 to play in the half.

The Cowboys then had an 11-3 run later in the half, with eight of the points by Joe Hoeup, to open a 42-22 lead with 4:19 to play in the first half. HSU led 46-29 at halftime.   

Another 11-1 run in the second half that was capped by a Kadon Lewis 3-pointer, pushed the Cowboy lead to 66-44 with 12:02 to play. HSU still led 78-64 after a Jalen Terry jumper with 3:37 to play but the Lobos chipped away and Jack Kirkpatrick's lay-up cut it to 80-78 with :24 to play.

Hoeup then was fouled and hit both free throws with :18 to play and then he split a pair with 9.4 seconds to play to make it 83-80. Tristan Licon's 3-point attempt to tie rattled out to give the Cowboys the win.

Hoeup scored 29 points for the Cowboys and hauled in eight rebounds. Neal Chambliss added 13 points and Jalen Terry added 12 points.

Licon had 22 points, Kilpatrick added 15 and Jola Otubu scored 13 points.

The Cowboys are now 13-10 overall and 8-6 in conference action. Sul Ross State fell to 10-12 overall and 5-8 in league play.

HSU will remain on the road for a 3 p.m. game on Saturday at Howard Payne.


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