Blinn defeats Coastal Bend, 81-52

BEEVILLE, Texas — The Blinn College men's basketball team (14-7, 4-6) defeated Coastal Bend College, 81-52, on Saturday.

"This was a very hard-fought game where our guys were very methodical," said Scott Schumacher, Blinn head coach. "We executed on offense and played a really good game."

Azariah Seay scored a season-high 27 points, Tristan Ikpe followed with 17, Pedro Castro contributed 11, and Markus Vallien scored 10.

The Buccaneers built a 20-point lead over the Cougars to lead 41-21 at the break. Blinn continued to dominate offensively with 40 points in the second half to earn a 29-point victory.

Next, the Buccaneers will return home to the Kruse Center to face off against Victoria College on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m.

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