LEVELLAND, Texas - The South Plains College Texans (15-12, 4-8) defeated Frank Phillips College (11-17, 3-9) 82-63 Thursday night at the Texan Dome behind five players scoring in double figures and a second half performance that saw the team shoot just over 60-percent from the field. The victory keeps the Texans' hopes for a post-season berth alive.
After trailing by as many as six points in the first half, the Texans rallied over the final 61/2 minutes before halftime and took a 33-30 lead to the locker room.
Freshman Derrell Edwards took over in the second half, scoring 15 of his game high 19 points
It was still very much a game as the Texans led by only seven points with 7 minutes, 25 seconds remaining in the contest. Edwards began a 12-0 scoring run when he scored two points off a turnover by Trevor Niles. Kenny Brown went on to score five of his 12 points during the run that finally ended when Frank Phillips scored with 3:10 on the clock, making it a 74-57 SPC advantage.
The Texans would lead by as many as 19 points on three different occasions, including when the final buzzer sounded.
The victory avenges an 84-80 setback in Borger on January 24 and snaps a five game losing skid.
South Plains will travel to Roswell, New Mexico on Monday, February 21 to face the New Mexico Military Broncos (10-16, 2-10), who were handily defeated Thursday night by Midland College, 84-43.
HPRN's Michael Wiiest will call the courtside action in Roswell on KLVT 1230 AM or www.hprnetwork.com. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. (MST).
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