Kingsville hands Hounds 12th straight loss

KINGSVILLE, Texas — Good board play and solid shooting weren’t enough for the Greyhounds to get their first win in more than a month as the Eastern New Mexico University men lost to Texas A&M-Kingsville 74-69 Wednesday night in a Lone Star Conference South game.

Junior forward Brandon Wilson led three Hounds (4-21, 0-10 LSC South) in double figures with a game-high 17 points. Jimmie Marshall added 12 points and fellow junior Aaron King contributed 11.

Wendell Mulkey led the Javelinas (17-7, 7-2) with 16 points and Adam Morris added 15 points off the bench. The win moved Kingsville into a tie for first with Midwestern State.

The loss is the Greyhounds’ 12th straight.

In the first half, the Greyhounds (4-21, 0-10) controlled the tempo, connecting on 56 percent of their shots en route to a slim 29-28 lead.

In the second half, the Javelinas turned Mulkey, who scored 13 of the Javelinas’ first 16 points and assisted on the 3-pointer by Royce Gaye.

The Greyhounds hung tough through the first 10 minutes of the second half, but an 8-0 run gave Kingsville a 55-46 lead with 9:54 remaining. The Javelinas sealed their third-straight win and 10th in their last 12 games at the free-throw line, where they finished 18-of-22 in the second half.

ENMU (4-21, 0-10) — Matt Churchman 0-1 0-0 0, Equs Darby 2-3 2-2 6, Brandon Wilson 8-13 0-0 17, Jimmie Marshall 6-13 0-0 12, Dannon Wafer 3-4 1-2 7, Justin Reynolds 2-3 0-0 6, Gerald Brown 1-1 0-0 2, Aaron King 4-11 1-2 11, Tommy York 4-8 0-0 8. Totals 30-57 4-6 69.
TAMU-Kingsville (17-7, 7-2) — Clyde Johnson 3-5 2-2 10, Flavio Milam 3-8 4-5 10, Anthony Jones 3-9 0-0 6, Wendell Mulkey 7-8 2-4 16, Royce Gaye 1-4 5-6 8, Adan Montalvo 2-5 5-6 9, Adam Morris 4-6 4-5 15, Derrell Blackburn 0-1 0-0 0, Emmanuel Dixon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-46 22-28 74.
Halftime — ENMU 29, TAMU-Kingsville 28. 3-pointers — ENMU 5-10 (Wilson 1-2, Marshall 0-1, Reynolds 2-2, King 2-5). TAMU-Kingsville 6-14 (Johnson 2-3, Milam 0-2, Gaye 1-2, Montalvo 0-2, Morris 3-4, Blackburn 0-1). Rebounds — ENMU 25 (York 5). TAMU-Kingsville 27 (Milam 7). Assists — ENMU 10 (Marshall 6). TAMU-Kingsville — 7 (Mulkey 3). Steals — ENMU 7 (Wafer 4). TAMU-Kingsville 9 (Mulkey 3). Blocks — ENMU 2 (York 2). TAMU-Kingsville 10 (Jones 6). Turnovers — ENMU 10, TAMU-Kingsville 20. Total fouls — ENMU 22, TAMU-Kingsville 11. Fouled out — Marshall, Wafer. Technical fouls — TAMU-Kingsville. A — 653.