WNMU earns 1st win of season v. CSC

The men’s basketball team let two more games slip away, falling to a 5-10 record, 3-8 in conference play. New Mexico Highlands University defeated the Eagles, 90-83, and Western New Mexico University beat the Eagles in overtime, 74-70. It was WNMU’s first win of the season.

The Cowboys of NMHU are the best team in the RMAC, with a record of 10-7, 9-2 in conference. The Eagles stayed with the Cowboys on offense, but were unable to create defensive stops, especially late in the second half. The Cowboys shot exceptionally well from the field, shooting 55 percent.

Although the team lost, several players managed to score double-digit points for the Eagles. Sharif Black, sophomore of Detroit, and Warren Gordon, junior of Indianapolis, scored 20 points each. Myles Robinson, sophomore of Chicago, managed a career high 17 points, off 6 of 10 shooting from the field. Davante McCallam, senior of Miami, added 10 points.

Sophomore Matt Reader, of Appleton, Wisconsin, grabbed eight rebounds for CSC.

Against the previously winless Mustangs of WNMU, the Eagles led for over 30 minutes, but a buzzer-beating 3-pointer sent the game into overtime where CSC was outscored 11-7. The Mustangs sank seven free throws in the extra period, giving them the four-point victory.

Black continued his hot shooting, putting 22 points on the board. He also grabbed six boards. Billy Johnson, junior of Cedar Hill, Texas, added 19 points, shooting 41 percent for the game. McCallam led his team in rebounds with 10.

CSC will play at home for the first time since Jan. 2 and 3. The Eagles will face off against Westminster College, Friday, and Colorado Mesa University, Saturday. Tip off for both games is set for 7:30 p.m.

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