Sam Houston St. 73, Samford 57

Darius Gatson led three Sam Houston State players in double

figures with 15 points as the Bearkats topped Samford 73-57

Saturday night in a nonconference contest.

Gatson hit 9 of 10 from the foul line and added four assists,

while Will Bond had 13 points and Terrance Motley 10 for Sam

Houston State (5-5).

Clide Geffrard Jr. led the Bulldogs (2-10) with 16 points and

six rebounds, and Raljon Kelly had 15 points.

The Bearkats led 38-30 at halftime. Samford cut the advantage to

44-40 in the first 5 minutes of the second half, but Sam Houston

State’s Jeremy McKay hit a 3-pointer to extend the lead. About 7

minutes later, Motley hit a jumper to spark a 6-0 run that expanded

the lead to 59-47.

The Bearkats scored 19 points off 16 Samford turnovers,

including nine steals, and outscored the Bulldogs off the bench

39-6.