BRENHAM, Texas — Emmanuel White led the way as the Blinn College men's basketball picked up its sixth win of the season over North American University, 100-69, to remain undefeated Wednesday night in the Kruse Center. White recorded 14 points in the victory to lead the offense.
"Coming off two hard road games, it is always nice to get the win at home," White said. "We are really finding ourselves and learning how to play with each other. We want to keep the winning streak going and that is what drives us."
JaQuan Morris also tallied double-digit points in the win with 13 and Matt Adams followed with 10. Kai Tease recorded nine points in the victory, while Uriel Velis and Jonathan Dorsett-Morris each chipped in eight.
"Anytime you get a win and everybody gets to play in front of the home crowd, that is a positive," said Scott Schumacher, Blinn head coach. "Everyone on the team is getting better and we want to continue to build on these wins."
The Buccaneers opened the game with a 7-2 lead and held it for the remainder of the game. Morris sunk a three-pointer to cap off a 9-2 run for Blinn to lead 31-14 midway through the first half. By halftime, the Buccaneers had built a 23-point lead led by White and Morris. They combined for 19 points for Blinn to lead 47-24 heading into the final 20 minutes of play.
Jalin Suber scored four straight points for Blinn to lead 72-39 with 9:48 remaining. Dorsett-Morris kept the offense rolling by scoring the next six points for the Buccaneers. Morris and Tease followed with back-to-back shots from downtown for Blinn to lead 84-49. Garrett Savant scored the final four points for Blinn to reach triple digits on the scoreboard for the win.
Next, the Buccaneers will compete against Houston Community College on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Kruse Center.
Before tonight's basketball game, the Blinn College volleyball team was recognized for their accomplishments this season including a Region XIV South Zone Championship. Blinn head coach Terry Gamble received a plaque commemorating his 900th career win.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 38 NJCAA national championships since 1987.