BRENHAM, Texas – Blinn College men's basketball got off to such a quick start in the first half that was enough to compensate for a sluggish second half as the Buccaneers beat Lone Star College-Tomball 105-79 Tuesday night inside the PE Building in Brenham.
Blinn shot out to a 62-24 lead at the break and cruised to a 25-point victory to improve to 2-0 on the tear.
As good as the first half was the energy was lacking for Blinn in the second half as Tomball was able to outscore the Buccaneers 55-43 for the final 20 minutes.
"I feel that we played extremely well in the first half and did what we needed to do," said Blinn head coach Scott Schumacher. "I thought in the second half that we didn't have the same intensity to us."
Corey Henderson was able to lead Blinn with 18 points that were all scored in the opening half when the offense was clicking.
"I just have to credit my teammates for putting me in a position to score," Henderson said. "We need to stay on our opponent because we let up a little in the second half and coach let us know about it."
Everything seemed to come easily for Blinn in the opening minutes as it jumped out to a 26-9 lead after a bucket in the post from Brown. Henderson helped to pour on the points from the inside and outside as he put up 18 points in the first 20 minutes while Brown scored nine. With all the offense to go around, Blinn led 62-24 at the half.
Blinn didn't come out with the same energy in the second half and Tomball took advantage, outscoring the Buccaneers 55-43 in the second half. Dunnigan put together a solid stretch of offense with eight second half points as Blinn was able to hold on to victory while getting some court time for reserve players.
Blinn will host Houston Community College on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 32 NJCAA national championships since 1987. For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.
About Blinn College
With an enrollment of 19,422 students, Blinn ranks among the nation's leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for affordable educational excellence. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu.