No. 8 Mary Hardin-Baylor rolls to win
Miller’s double-double propels Crusaders to victory
KERRVILLE, Texas -- No. 8 Mary Hardin-Baylor took control of the game early in the first half and never let Schreiner back into the game as the Cru rolled to an 80-60 victory against the Mountaineers on Thursday.
UMHB improved to 14-0 overall and 10-0 in American Southwest Conference play with the victory. The loss dropped Schreiner to 8-6 overall and 6-4 in the ASC on the season.
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UMHB dominated the early going, building a 22-5 lead midway through the first half. Schreiner would rally late, but the Cru would lead 40-22 at halftime with over half of the Mountaineers points coming from the free-throw line.
UMHB held Schreiner to just 5-31 shooting in the first half. The Cru led by at least 16 points throughout the second half.
Marlon Miller led UMHB with 20 points and also pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds. Sterling Phillips had 15 points and nine boards for the Cru. James Allen chipped in 14 points and Dorian Purnell had 10. UMHB shot 50 percent in the second half and hit 46 percent for the game. The Cru also out rebounded Schreiner 59-42.
Stevan Guerrero and Darren Smith led the Mountaineers with 14 points apiece. A.J, Myres added 13 points and Travis Pflughaupt grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. The Mountaineers shot just 24 percent from the field in the game.