COLLEGE BASKETBALL: TC men blowout DFW Prep in final non-conference tune up

Temple College scored on back-to-back 3-pointers in the first 10 seconds to set the tone early in a 142-56 win against DFW Prep on Thursday in the Leopards’ final non-conference test.

TC (14-2) made 14 3-pointers in the game and took an 85-32 lead into halftime. Eleven TC players scored in the Leopards’ most lopsided win of the season.

Kaelin Jackson scored a team-high 32 points, including four 3s. Curry Flowers added 19 points and Zaire Toombs dropped in 17 points as seven Leopards finished in double-digit scoring. Sammy Brooks (14), J.R. Adams (12), John Mouton (11) and Cullin Johnson (10) all contributed to TC’s third-highest scoring output of the year.

“This was a good tune up for us before the start of conference,” Temple College coach Kirby Johnson said. “Everyone had solid minutes and our starters didn’t have to work too hard.”

TC hosts Weatherford at 4 p.m. Saturday to begin Northern Texas Junior College Athletic Conference competition.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UMHB women beat Hardin-Simmons for 10th straight win

ABILENE — Mary Hardin-Baylor stretched its win streak into double digits, cruising past Hardin-Simmons 88-79 on Thursday for its 10th consecutive victory.

The Lady Crusaders (14-2, 7-1 American Southwest Conference) trailed only once — with 1½ minutes left in the first quarter — and led by as many as 14 points in the second half. They haven’t lost since falling to East Texas Baptist on Dec. 2.

Hannah Holt scored 20 points for UMHB, and Alicia Blackwell had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Kendall Rollins added 13 points, and Aubrie Elliott chipped in 11 off the bench.

Danie Mabry had a game-high 25 points for the Cowgirls (4-10, 2-5), who committed 20 turnovers.

UMHB has a one-game lead over McMurry for the top spot in the ASC West Division, heading into the teams’ Saturday afternoon matchup in Abilene.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UMHB men have four-game win streak snapped by HSU

ABILENE — Mary Hardin-Baylor couldn’t keep pace with Hardin-Simmons in the second half, falling 90-86 on Thursday night to have its four-game win streak snapped.

The Crusaders (11-5, 4-4) closed the first half on a 28-10 run to grab a 48-42 lead heading into the break but never led by more than eight in the second half. Jerrod Martin’s 3-pointer with 7:14 remaining put the Cowboys (5-10, 3-4) up 72-71 and they never trailed again, icing their win from the free throw line.

Demarius Cress scored 22 points, Kendal Little 12, Sam Moore 11 and Aubrie King 10 for UMHB, which shot 49 percent from the field but only 61 percent (14-of-23) from the stripe.

Joe Hoeup had 25 points to lead four players in double figures for the Cowboys, which was 18-of-22 from the line in the second half and 29-of-34 overall.

The Crusaders remain in Abilene to face McMurry on Saturday afternoon.

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Temple boys drop first game of Greenville tournament

GREENVILLE — Temple lost 1-0 to Royse City in its first game of the Greenville tournament on Thursday.

The Wildcats (2-3-1) continue tournament play with Rockwall-Heath at 12:30 p.m. and Greenville at 7:45 p.m. today.

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