In a tight game, it always is beneficial to have the home-court advantage. Of course, having a sharp shooter like Javaan Mumtaz does not hurt either.
Mumtaz went 9 of 15 shooting Wednesday night, including an outstanding seven of nine from three-point range, to lead the Hounds past Texas A&M of Kingsville 74-71. The Greyhounds (6-14, 2-6 LSC) relied on their long range shooting to pull out in front of the Texas A&M of Kingsville (9-10, 1-7 LSC).
The Greyhounds and the Javelinas were locked in a close game for the entire night. The Greyhounds never trailed by more than two points and led by as many as eight. The Javelinas kept it close and had a chance by tying the game up at 67 apiece.
Lawrence Domingo responded with a layup and after a great defense effort, Chaunce Hill threw down a monstrous dunk to seal the game. Brady Patterson and Kevin Saiz added free-throws to close out regulation.
During the majority of the game Javelinas’ star center, Troy Jones, dominated the paint grabbing 18 rebounds and adding 27 points. The Greyhounds spent most of the second half, double-teaming Jones in an attempt to slow him down. Despite Jones’ great play, the Greyhounds were able to avenge January’s 61 to 74 loss to the Javelinas in Kingsville.
The Greyhounds will be back at Greyhound Arena Saturday, February 13 to take on Midwestern State.