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Men's Basketball Recaps: Dec. 29

Release: 12/29/2017

Prairie View A&M 110, Jarvis Christian 80

PRAIRIE VIEW, TX – Prairie View A&M men's basketball rolled to a 110-80 win over Jarvis Christian Friday at the William J. Nicks Babydome.

Zachary Hamilton, the reigning Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Week, scored 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting including five three-pointers. Gary Blackston added 22 on 10-of-11 shooting to lead four Panthers (3-11) in double figures.  

J.D. Wallace also scored 10 points and added nine rebounds, and Iwin Ellis scored a career-high 10 points. Dennis Jones scored eight points and added a career high 10 assists.   The Panthers had season highs in scoring, field goals made (42), three-pointers made (12), shooting percentage (60.0), and assists (23) in reaching the century mark in scoring for the first time since Nov. 14, 2013, a 108-103 home loss to Sam Houston St. The Panthers last 100-point game in a win was a 100-73 win over Schreiner on Nov. 11, 2013.

A blistering start for Prairie View A&M set the tone. After a pair of early ties, the last at 5-5, the Panthers went on a 13-2 run. Blackston made a pair of threes and had eight points, while Hamilton scored five as the lead extended to 18-7 with just under 15 minutes to play in the first half.   Leading 31-22 with just over eight minutes to play in the first half, Prairie View A&M outscored Jarvis Christian 28-10 over the remainder of the half. A pair of free throws by Hamilton with seven seconds to play gave the Panthers the largest lead of the first half at 59-32 at halftime.   The second half started as a dunk fest with back-to-back dunks by Ellis and a Blackston throw down were the first three PVAMU baskets after intermission and helped to grow to lead to what eventually became 40 at 79-39 on an Ellis layup with 14:39 remaining.

--Prairie View A&M Sports Information

Southern 98, Ecclesia College 57

BATON ROUGE, LA. – Six Jaguars reached double digits in scoring as Sidney Umude (14), Jamar Sandifer (13), Richard Lee (13), Aaron Ray (12), Chris Thomas (10) and Mubashar Ali (10) all recorded that mark in Southern’s high water mark for points scored in a single game this season.

Southern (4-9) led comfortably 47-24 by halftime and held a hefty 62-32 advantage in rebounding.

Cash Kreuger had 14 points and Noah Banks had eight points and 15 rebounds to lead Ecclesia.