Hounds, Zias lose in season finales

CNJ staff

Ean Wagner scored 26 points, and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with :50 left in overtime, as Abilene Christian outlasted Eastern New Mexico University 71-65 in a Lone Star Conference matchup Wednesday at Greyhound Arena.

Dante Adams scored 14 and Cameron Holson 13 for the Wildcats, who staved off a late Greyhound rally.

Wagner gave the Wildcats a 61-58 lead on a layup with 1:10 to go, but the Greyhounds tied matters on the next possession, as Dannon Wafer’s offensive rebound led to a trey by Jimmie Marshall with 46 seconds left.

Brandon Wilson scored 17 to lead three Greyhounds (4-23, 0-12 LSC) in double figures in their season finale.

The Greyhounds led by as much as 11 midway through the first, but the Wildcats (9-16, 3-8) closed out the first half on an 8-0 run.

Tommy York scored 12, while Equs Darby flirted with a double-double (11 points, nine rebounds). Wafer had a game-high 10 boards and added eight points.

Abilene Christian 71, ENMU 65, OT

Abilene Christian (9-16, 3-8)

Ean Wagner 8-22 5-6 26, Dante Adams 5-14 1-2 14, Cameron Holson 5-12
3-4 13, Ben Warton 2-2 2-2 6, Kendrick Johnson 2-5 1-2 5, Dejan
Sencanski 2-3 0-0 5, Kevin White 1-5 0-0 2, Marquiz Baker 0-1 0-0 0,
Brooks Norman 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 25-64 12-16 71.

ENMU (4-23, 0-12)

Brandon Wilson 7-15, 0-0 17, Tommy York 6-11 0-0 12, Equs Darby3-11 5-6
11, Dannon Wafer 3-5 2-2 8, Jimmie Marshall 3-5 1-2 8, Justin Reynolds
4-9 0-1 8, Gerald Brown 0-1 1-2 1, Jamaal Hadley 0-2 0-0 0, Marr
Churchman 0-2 0-0 0, Totals 26-61 9-13 54.

Halftime score