HUNTSVILLE Corey Allmond went 8-of-12 from the floor for 22 points and Ashton Mitchell doled out a career high 15 assists to lead Sam Houston State to an 84-65 non-conference men’s basketball victory over Wright State at Johnson Coliseum Saturday night.

 

Sam Houston (2-3) ended a three-game losing streak with the victory. Mitchell scored 14 points and DeLuis Ramirez and Barkley Falkner each added 10 points.

 

Wright State (0-4) was led by Vaughn Duggins with 16 points and Scott Grote with 11.

 

Sam Houston led from wire to wire, jumping out to a 9-0 lead in the first three minutes. The Bearkats led 36-23 at halftime. The Raiders cut the margin to 10 points, 43-33 with 15 minutes left, but could get no closer.

 

The game was slowed by 51 fouls as the two teams combined for 69 free throws.  Wright State hit 23-of-36 while Sam Houston made 24-of-33 at the foul line.

 

The Bearkats shot 60 percent from the field with 27-of-45 field goals. Sam Houston’s defense caused 14 Raider turnovers and held Wright State to 39 percent from the field, 19-of-49.

 

Newspaper Box Score

Wright State vs Sam Houston State

11-29-08 7:05 pm at Huntsville, TX (Johnson Coliseum)

At Huntsville, TX (Johnson Coliseum)

 

SAM HOUSTON STATE 84, WRIGHT STATE 65

 

WRIGHT STATE

Duggins, Vaughn 5-11 5-8 16; Grote, Scott 5-6 1-3 11; Horne, Gavin 1-1 6-8

8; Cooperwood, Cory 3-4 1-2 7; Evans, N'Gai 3-11 0-2 7; Brown, Todd 1-5 3-3

6; Tabler, Troy 0-3 3-3 3; Gardner, John David 1-2 0-0 3; Land, Cooper 0-3

2-3 2; Graham, Will 0-1 2-4 2; Thomas, Ronnie 0-2 0-0 0; Pressley, Kyle 0-0

0-0  0. Totals 19-49 23-36 65.

1-0   

SAM HOUSTON STATE

Allmond, Corey 8-12 2-3 22; Mitchell, Ashton 4-6 5-6 14; Falkner, Barkley

3-3 4-4 10; Ramirez, DeLuis 5-8 0-1 10; Pevehouse, Lance 1-3 7-9 9; Brown,

Preston 2-5 2-2 6; Thompson, Kendrell 2-2 1-4 5; Kvedys, Domas 1-2 3-4 5;

Murray, Drae 1-2 0-0 3; Bootle, Antuan 0-2 0-0 0; Zulu, Arthur 0-0 0-0 0.

Totals 27-45 24-33 84.

 

Wright State..................   23   42  -   65

Sam Houston State.............   36   48  -   84

 

3-point goals--Wright State 4-21 (Gardner, John David 1-1; Evans, N'Gai 1-4;

Duggins, Vaughn 1-5; Brown, Todd 1-4; Tabler, Troy 0-3; Land, Cooper 0-3;

Graham, Will 0-1), Sam Houston State 6-12 (Allmond, Corey 4-5; Murray, Drae

1-1; Mitchell, Ashton 1-1; Pevehouse, Lance 0-2; Brown, Preston 0-1; Kvedys,

Domas 0-1; Ramirez, DeLuis 0-1). Fouled out--Wright State-None, Sam Houston

State-Ramirez, DeLuis; Falkner, Barkley. Rebounds--Wright State 26 (Duggins,

Vaughn 4; Evans, N'Gai 4; Horne, Gavin 4), Sam Houston State 34 (Mitchell,

Ashton 7). Assists--Wright State 15 (Graham, Will 3; Gardner, John David 3;

Evans, N'Gai 3), Sam Houston State 24 (Mitchell, Ashton 15). Total

fouls--Wright State 25, Sam Houston State 26. Technical fouls--Wright

State-None, Sam Houston State-Ramirez, DeLuis; Team.