Hagan, Charlie Logan Lead #24 Mustangs to Win Over Commerce
Chris Hagan scored 23 points and Charlie Logan had 14 and 10 rebounds as the Mustangs overcame a slow first half for a 102-94 win Monday night against Texas A&M-Commerce.
It was the Mustangs' ninth consecutive win overall this season, and their 34th straight in the confines of D.L. Ligon Coliseum. It was also the 498th overall win under the Dome in MSU history.
In a close first half, the Mustangs clawed to a 47-45 lead at intermission, before out-scoring the Lions 55-49 in the second half.
The Mustangs had a plus-17 rebounding margin, as Darrick Thomas narrowly missed a double-double with 9 points and 12 rebounds.
Michael Loyd scored 18 points for the Mustangs (9-1), while Desmond King and Tyrus Dowell combined to score 50 points on 19-of-23 shooting (82.6%) for the Lions (7-3).
The rest of the Lions combined to shoot 14-of-32, or 43.8 %, in the game, but the Mustangs' rebound advantage let them shoot 15 more field goals, helping them to the win.
Next up for the 24th-ranked Mustang Men is a Christmas break, before facing Mid-America Christian on December 30th at 7 pm.
Mustang Women Roll Past Texas A&M-Commerce, 87-66
Midwestern State stayed on the attack to come away with a convincing 87-66 Lone Star Conference crossover win over Texas A&M-Commerce Monday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
Junior Katiya Jackson led the charge with her first collegiate double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds as the rolled out to a 16-point halftime lead and led by as many as 23 points in the second half.
The Burkburnett product typified MSU's effort by adding four assists with a block and three steals.
Junior forward Savannah Carver ripped the nets for 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds off of the bench as the Mustangs claimed their second-straight win to improve to 4-5 on the season.
The Mustangs enjoy an two-week idle period before taking on Newman (Kan.) on Monday, Jan. 3. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
Freshman guard Kirsti Degelia added 16 points and five rebounds while Jazman Patterson narrowly missed her second double-double of the season with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Mattilyn McIntyre paced Texas A&M-Commerce with 17 points as the Lions fell to 1-8 on the season.
High School Roundup
Wichita Falls High School got 21 points from D.J. Jordan and a career-high 14 from Quentin Wiley, but couldn't hold off Class 5A Lubbock Coronado, as the Mustangs picked up a 67-63 overtime win at Coyote Fieldhouse Monday afternoon.
The loss drops the Coyotes' record to 4-10 as they take their Christmas break. They'll take the court again Monday and Tuesday in the Mineral Wells tournament.
The #13 Hirschi Huskies went up to Amarillo to face Class 4A Palo Duro, and took a tough loss, 86-61 to the Dons.