Sam Houston St. 69, Ecclesia 40
Gilberto Clavell scored 21 points Saturday to lead Sam Houston
State to a 69-40 victory over Ecclesia College.
Corey Allmond and Preston Brown added 15 and 11 points,
respectively, for the Bearkats (6-3).
Ecclesia (9-6), a member of the National Christian Collegiate
Athletic Association, was led by Robert Valentine with nine
The Royals kept the game close in the first half, trailing by
only eight, 26-18, with 1:31 to play. But the Bearkats went on a
7-0 run to go up 33-18 at intermission. Sam Houston outscored the
Royals 36-22 in the second half.
“Ecclesia did a good job of holding the ball and working the
clock offensively and that allowed us to get a lot of repetitions
defensively which is something we need,” Sam Houston coach Bob
Marlin said. “We worked on defense almost exclusively every day
this week and looked better today.”