Buccaneers down LSC-Tomball, 119-82

BRENHAM, Texas — The Blinn College men's basketball team (6-1) defeated Lone Star College-Tomball, 119-82, on Thursday night in the Kruse Center.

"I enjoyed being a part of this basketball game and thought it was very entertaining," said Scott Schumacher, Blinn head coach. "I am very happy for our guys and they had fun tonight getting this win."

Tristan Ikpe led Blinn's offense with 19 points, while Jacob Paske and Nic Tata each scored 17 points. Cardell McGee, Markus Vallien, and Nicholas Statz each chipped in nine points in the win.

"We have been working really hard and have had a great start to this season that we want to keep going," Paske said. "We move the ball really well and when we do we pretty much are unstoppable because everyone can score on our team."

Ikpe and McGee combined for Blinn's first nine points as the Buccaneers took a 9-4 lead that they never surrendered. With nine minutes remaining in the first half, Blinn went on an 11-0 run led by AJ Rainey and Tata who combined for eight points for the Buccaneers to pull ahead 33-14. Blinn finished the half on a 12-3 run to lead 58-24.

Paske led Blinn in the second half with 10 points and went 6-for-6 at the free-throw line. He capped off a 15-point run with four points for Blinn to lead 85-39 with 10 minutes remaining. Blinn built its lead to 106-66 at the 4:22 mark and went on to earn a 37-point win.

Next, Blinn will travel to face McLennan Community College, on Tuesday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. 

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 41 NJCAA national championships since 1987.