BAYTOWN, Texas – Sophomore guard De'Quentin Greer scored a season-high 24 points, but it wasn't enough to lead the Blinn Buccaneers past the Lee College Rebels here Wednesday in an 85-77 loss.
Jamal Jones, a transfer from the University of Mississippi, led Lee with 21 points while Chris Blake chipped in 13. The win improved the Rebels to 17-8 on the season and 9-5 in the Region XIV Conference.
"They're a very good basketball team," Blinn (11-15, 3-12) coach Scott Schumacher said. "Their players have a lot of length to them and that creates a lot of problems. I thought we kept scratching and clawing to keep ourselves in the game."
Blinn trailed by four points with 1:30 to go.
Greer, a 6-foot-3 product of La Marque High School, was the Buccaneers' high scorer for the first time this season.
"He made a lot of open shots and put us in a position to be successful offensively out of our pick and roll sets," Schumacher said.
The Buccaneers travel to Lufkin Saturday for a 6 p.m. tip-off against Angelina College.