BOSSIER CITY, La. – Blinn College men's basketball was able to step up its intensity enough to pull away in the second half for a 102-74 victory over Bossier Parish Community College Saturday evening on the road.
The Buccaneers led by a mere four points at the half but outscored Bossier Parish 56-32 in the final 20 minutes to win the conference opener and improve to 8-0 overall.
The game did not start out how Blinn would have liked as Bossier Parish scored the first 11 points of the game but the Buccaneers recovered from the slow start. Blinn was able to outplay Bossier Parish for the rest of the half to claim a 46-42 lead at the break.
"I thought we played well and stuck together through some early adversity," said Blinn coach Scott Schumacher. "Anytime you get a road win in conference it is like gold."
The transition offense was working in the first half and that continued in the second half as Blinn took the slim lead and made the game look like a blowout by outscoring Bossier Parish by 24 in the final 20 minutes to claim the victory.
Blinn will have a tough test at home Tuesday, Nov. 24, as it will host No. 11 Trinity Valley Community College 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.