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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 5:45 am

KERRVILLE — Marlon Miller had a double-double to lead the undefeated Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s basketball team past Schreiner 80-60 on Thursday.

Miller scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds as the Crusaders took control of the game early in the first half and never let Schreiner back into the game as the Cru rolled to victory over the Mountaineers in Kerrville. UMHB, ranked 8th in the country by D3hoops.com, improves to 14-0 overall and 10-0 in American Southwest Conference play with the win.

The loss drops Schreiner to 8-6 overall and 6-4 in the ASC on the season.UMHB dominated the early going, building a 22-5 lead midway through the first half.

Schreiner rallied late in the first half, but the Cru led 40-22 at halftime with over half of the Mountaineers points coming from the free-throw line.

UMHB held Schreiner to just 5-of-31 shooting in the first-half and led by at least 16 points throughout the second half.

In addition to Belton graduate Miller’s double-double, Sterling Phillips had 15 points and nine boards for the Cru.

James Allen chipped in 14 points and Dorian Purnell had 10. UMHB shot 50 percent in the second half and hit 46 percent for the game. The Cru also out rebounded Schreiner 59-42.

Stevan Guerrero and Darren Smith led the Mountaineers with 14 points apiece.

A.J, Myres added 13 points and Travis Pflughaupt grabbed a   game-high 14 rebounds.

The Mountaineers shot just 24 percent from the field in the game.UMHB returns home to host Texas Lutheran at  3 p.m. Saturday at the Mayborn Campus Center.

The Cru will hit the road for the crucial Abilene swing next week to play key ASC West Division road games at Hardin-Simmons University and McMurry University.Schreiner 65, UMHB 59 —  At Kerrville, the Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s basketball team kept it close, but fell short to Schreiner University.

The UMHB women fall to 1-13 overall and 0-10 in American Southwest Conference play with the loss. Schreiner improves to 5-9 overall and 3-7 in ASC play with the win.

The Cru kept it close through the first half, but a late Schreiner rally gave the Mountaineers a 32-27 halftime lead.

UMHB could not overcome Schreiner’s huge edge from the free-throw line in the second half, allowing the Mountaineers to hold on.

Schreiner was 16-of-20 from the charity stripe in the second half compared to the Cru’s 6-of-7.

Brittany Zamora had a huge night for UMHB, erupting for a season-high 28 points.

Gabby Guzman added nine points and seven rebounds and Jovana Miles had eight points and eight boards for the Cru.

Olivia Swarner led Schreiner with 20 points and 14 rebounds.

Bailey Harris had 19 points and went 12-of-12 from the free-throw line. Karisa Cantu also reached double figures with 11 points for the Mountaineers.

The UMHB women will now return home to host Texas Lutheran in a 1 p.m. tip-off on Saturday at the Mayborn Campus Center.

The Cru hit the road for the crucial Abilene swing next week to play key ASC West Division road games at Hardin-Simmons University and McMurry University.

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