Middle Tennessee 109, Houston Baptist 79

James Washington scored 34 points and made 10 3-pointers, and

Middle Tennessee routed Houston Baptist 109-79 on Saturday


Washington was 10-for-17 from the field — all 3-pointers — and

was 4-for-4 from the foul line.

It was the most points scored by the Blue Raiders since they

beat Bryan College 115-59 in the 2001 season opener. Desmond Yates

added 20 points and J.T. Sulton had 10 for the Blue Raiders

(16-11), who have won three games in a row.

The Blue Raiders shot 56.8 percent from the field (42-for-74)

and scored 36 points off 30 Houston Baptist turnovers. Hayes had

five of the Blue Raiders’ 15 steals.

Andrew Gonzalez had 19 points, Miles Dixon scored 15, Mario

Flaherty ahd 11 and Wendell Preasom 10 for Houston Baptist