Texans whip Hounds

CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Greyhound guard Aaron King is called for the offensive foul after colliding with Tarleton State forward Marquel Pegues in the first half of Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena.

CNJ staff

PORTALES — Tarleton State held Eastern New Mexico University to one field goal in the first eight minutes Wednesday night and the Texans cruised to a 64-41 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory at Greyhound Arena.

Senior guard Marlin Cloudy and junior guard Effran Bryant scored 12 points each for the Texans (13-5, 1-2 South), while junior forward Jeremiah Wilson added 10 points.

Junior guard Jimmie Marshall was the lone double-figure scorer for the Greyhounds (4-13, 0-2) with 11 points.

Wilson’s 3-pointer 45 seconds into the game broke the scoring ice and the Texans never relinquished their lead. Bryant converted a 3-point play, then hit a 3-point shot at the 14:29 mark to make it 13-2 and cap a 10-0 Tarleton run.

The Hounds missed 17 of their first 20 shots and trailed 33-11 with just over three minutes left in the half.

ENMU twice pulled to 16 points early in the second half, but Tarleton went on an 11-2 run to build a 25-point cushion with seven minutes to go.

The Texans shot nearly 50 percent in each half, finishing 23-of-48 for 48 percent. Meantime, they held ENMU to 30 percent field goal shooting on 15-of-30.