Sam Houston St. 61, Texas A&M-CC 53

Steven Werner scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the

double-double in leading Sam Houston State over Texas

A&M-Corpus Christi 61-53 on Saturday.

Sam Houston State (10-15, 4-7 SCL) trailed by one with 6:07

remaining until a Werner layup gave the Bearkats a lead they would

not relinquish. A minute and a half later, Sam Houston State

commenced a 10-2 run to conclude the game.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4-20, 3-8) trailed by as many as

nine in the second half until rallying to lead 47-46 on a free

throw by Terence Jones, who scored 16 points.

Konner Tucker scored 14 points and Darius Gatson added 10 for

the Bearkats while Chris Hawkins-Mast led the Islanders in scoring

with 17 points.

Sam Houston State’s bench outscored the Islanders’ 16-5.