PORT ARTHUR, Texas – Blinn College men's basketball had enough open looks but couldn't get shots to fall in a 78-55 loss to Lamar State College – Port Arthur Wednesday night in Port Arthur.
The Buccaneers had a hard time putting the ball through the hoop and fell to 20-9 overall and 9-9 in Region XIV play. The loss to Port Arthur snaps a two-game winning streak for the Buccaneers.
"We competed and played hard but just couldn't make shots," said Blinn coach Scott Schumacher.
Victor Dukes was the only player to reach double figures for Blinn with 10 points. Morris Dunnigan scored eight points while Corey Henderson, Donzell Henton and Emmanuel Sanosi each scored five points.
Port Arthur shot out right from the beginning and held a 37-21 lead at the half. The second half didn't get much better as Port Arthur outscored Blinn 41-34 in the second half to take a 23-point victory.
Blinn will finish off the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 27 against Coastal Bend College at 4 p.m. This will be the student appreciation game with 50-cent hot dogs.
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.