Texas-Arlington 81, Houston Baptist 47

Karol Gruszecki scored a career-high 18 points and Jordan Reves

had a double-double to help Texas-Arlington beat Houston Baptist

81-47 Thursday night.

Gruszecki was 5 of 7 from the field. Reves had 10 points, 13

rebounds and five blocked shots.

Cameron Catlett had 13 points, and Kevin Butler had 11 points

and four steals. Brandon Edwards had 10 rebounds for the Mavericks

(5-2).

Texas-Arlington opened with a 15-0 run, building its lead to

47-21 at halftime and never looking back. The Mavericks led by as

many as 38 three times over the last seven minutes. The 34-point

spread was the biggest since Texas-Arlington’s 48-point blowout

(96-48) against Nicholls on March 7. The Mavericks had 19 steals

and scored 30 points off Houston Baptist turnovers.

James Harper led the Huskies with eight points. Marcus Davis and

Caleb Crayton had five rebounds apiece.

The Huskies (3-6) have lost five consecutive games.