Blinn loses conference thriller to Angelina, 77-75

BRENHAM, Texas - The Blinn College men's basketball team came back in the final seconds of the game to even the score after trailing the majority of the game. However, a final-second bucket allowed Angelina to take a 77-75 victory over Blinn on Wednesday night in the Kruse Center.

"I was very proud of the way our guys played in the second half; they fought very hard," said Scott Schumacher, Blinn head coach. "The crowd support that we had in that game was really phenomenal and really helped our players go to a different level with their playing ability."

Markques Houston led the Buccaneers for the second game in a row with 19 points. Curtlon Wesley was next with 16 points, Fred Tottenham and Antione Lister followed with 13 points each, and Tony Lewis also hit double-digit points with 10.

Angelina built an early lead to pull ahead of Blinn 41-28 at the half.

The Buccaneers offense exploded in the second half as Blinn outscored Angelina 47-36. Blinn trailed the entire second half until Wesley broke away for a slam dunk to even the score 75-75 with 13 seconds left. Following a timeout, Angelina scored a bucket with one second on the clock to win the game.

With the loss, the Buccaneers fall to 5-6 in Region XIV conference play and 14-7 overall.

The Buccaneers will head on the road on Wednesday, Feb. 3 to face off against Jacksonville College at 4 p.m.

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 36 NJCAA national championships since 1987.