Hounds fade in second half

Freedom New Mexico

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — A promising first half gave way to a nightmare second half for the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds Wednesday night.

The Tarleton State Texans handed the Hounds their 10th straight loss 64-55 in a Lone Star Conference South game.

ENMU built a 28-21 lead late in the first half, capped by a Brandon Wilson 3-pointer. The Greyhounds led at the half 34-30.

The Texans (15-8, 3-5) tied the game early in the second half before going on a 16-5 run to take a 56-45 lead.

Eric Williams led the Texans with 16 points and Cortney Hill added 15.

Equs Darby led the Hounds (4-19, 0-8 LSC South) with 13 points, followed by Donovan Schultz’ 11 points.

ENMU (4-19, 0-8) — Equs Darby 5-7 2-3 13, Gerald Brown 2-5 0-0 4, Donovan Schultz 5-12 0-0 11, Jimmie Marshall 2-9 0-0 4, Dannon Wafer 1-4, 5-8 7, Justin Reynolds 0-0 0-0 0, Matt Churchman 0-1 0-0 0, Brandon Wilson 2-5 2-2 7, Aaron King 2-8 2-4 6, Tommy York 1-1 1-1 3. Totals 20-52 12-18 55.
Tarleton State (15-8, 3-5) — Eric Williams 7-11 2-4 16, Monquel Pegues 2-4 4-4 8, Cortney Hill 4-11 5-7 15, Effran Bryant 1-7 2-4 5, Marlin Cloudy 3-10 0-1 10, Kenneth Cage 1-2 0-1 2, Tyler Rushing 0-3 0-0 0, Jean-Marc Melchior 0-0 0-0 0, Wale Ogunoye 1-1 1-4 3, Jeremiah Wilson 2-3 2-2 6. Totals 21-52 16-26 64.
Halftime — ENMU 34, Tarleton State 30. 3-pointers — ENMU 3-14 (Darby 1-1, Schultz 1-5, Marshall 0-2, Churchman 1-3, King 0-3), Tarleton State 6-22 (Hill 2-4, Bryant 1-5, Cloudy 3-8, Cafe 0-1, Rushing 0-3, Wilson 0-1). Rebounds — ENMU 37 (Schultz 8), Tarleton State 34 (Williams 11). Assists — ENMU 8 (Marshall 3), Tarleton State 13 (Hill 5). Turnovers — ENMU 14, Tarleton State 9. Total fouls — ENMU 20, Tarleton State 16. Fouled out — ENMU, Marshall. A — 2,025.