Tyrie Wooten’s three-point play with just 1.3 seconds remaining capped a furious A&M-Commerce comeback that saw the Lions erase a 15-point second-half deficit and pull out a 71-68 win over Henderson State on Wednesday at The Field House.
Texas A&M University-Commerce outshot Henderson State from the two and three-point range, but the Lady Reddies made 22-of-26 their free throws in order to get past the Lions and hand A&M-Commerce their seventh straight loss to open the 2013-14 season.
The Cisco Loboes got 177 yards from Colton Kent on just 10 carries, and that proved to be enough to end the championship dreams of the Leonard Tigers, who lost to the Loboes 55-6 on Saturday in the Class 2A Division II state football semi-finals.
Cisco (15-0) will face Refugio in the state finals at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, and Leonard finishes the season with an 11-4 record after reaching the semi-finals for the first time.
“We had a great season and I am very proud of these young men,” Shane Fletcher, head coach of the Leonard Tigers, said Saturday.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions men's basketball team takes on two non-conference opponents this week, traveling to Dallas Baptist University this afternoon and hosting Henderson State University Wednesday night.
A&M-Commerce Lions at Dallas Baptist Patriots Monday, Dec. 16 · 4 p.m. Burg Center · Dallas, Texas Records: A&M-Commerce (9-1); Dallas Baptist (4-4)
Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review and KETR contributor, braved temperatures in the upper 30s and constant rainfall to get these photos of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions compete against Harding University in the Live United Texarkana Bowl at Razorback Stadium in Texarkana, Ark., on Dec. 13. The Lions lost, 44-3.
The Harding Bison rushed for 297 yards and scored three times in the third quarter and rolled to a 44-3 win over Texas A&M University-Commerce in the inaugural Live United Texarkana Bowl on Friday at Razorback Stadium.
The game was the first postseason appearance for the Lions since 1995, but cold temperatures and a steady rain did not help the Lion (7-5) offense, who completed just seven of its 37 passes and finished with just 100 total yards on the night. Meanwhile, the Bison (9-2) showed little ill effects from the weather, racking up 504 total yards.