Incarnate Word gets 1st league win of the season 69-62
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) Charles Brown III had 18 points with Shawn Johnson adding 14 with 10 rebounds as Incarnate Word picked up its first Southland Conference victory of the season, beating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 69-62 on its home floor on Saturday.
Incarnate Word (6-20, 1-15) is out of the conference tournament but the Islanders (9-17, 6-10) are still battling for the eighth and final spot with two league games remaining. They host McNeese on Wednesday. The Cowboys are one game ahead of A&M-Corpus Christi in the standings.
The Cardinals drained 7 of 11 from beyond the arc to take a 35-26 halftime advantage. Augustine Ene led the way, making 3 of 5 from distance for 11 points. He finished with 12.
The Islanders, who halted a four-game losing streak by beating Abilene Christian 76-67 on Thursday, could not overtake Incarnate Word in the second period.
Joseph Kilgore led the Islanders with 23 points and nine boards. Sean Rhea added 18 points.