Angelo State cruises past Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior guard Maso Hamilton came off the bench for 19 points Saturday night and Angelo State cruised to an 83-49 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico.

Junior forward Denell Stephens added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Rams (15-10, 4-6 South), who scored the game’s first seven points and never trailed. Senior guard Quinn Barfield added 10 points off the bench for Angelo in 18 minutes.

ENMU (6-19, 0-10), playing with only three members of its original roster, got 22 points and eight rebounds from senior guard Justin Redman-Trotter, but simply didn’t have the firepower to stay with the Rams. The Greyhounds committed 27 turnovers and shot 35 percent from the field on 15-of-43, including only 1-of-9 on 3-pointers.

Down 11-3 early, the Hounds mounted a brief comeback, putting together a 9-2 run to pull to 13-12 on a layup by junior guard Marquis Ruffin with 10:41 left in the opening half.

Angelo responded with the next 12 points and 17 of the next 19, going up 30-14 on Barfield’s 3-point play with 5:12 to go in the half.

The Rams led 36-23 at halftime and steadily pulled away from there. Their biggest lead was 35 points, at 82-47 after a 3-pointer by Roger Johnson with less than two minutes to go.

Angelo State shot 43 percent for the game and owned a 40-34 advantage on the backboards. Senior point guard Jerod Haynes had 10 of the Rams’ 22 assists.

ENMU has lost 10 games in a row, all in division play.

Hounds Summary

Men
Lone Star Conference South
Angelo State 83, ENMU 49
Eastern New Mexico (6-19, 0-10) — Matt Churchman 3-5 0-0 6, Marquis Ruffin 2-5 3-6 7, Randall Hutchinson 2-6 0-0 4, Ean Forrest 1-1 1-2 3, Justin Redman-Trotter 5-18 11-13 22, Adam Matthews 0-1 0-0 0, Jamaal Hadley 2-4 2-4 6, James Duggan 0-3 1-2 1. Totals 15-43 18-27 49.
Angelo State (15-10, 4-6) — Marcus Hubbard 3-6 0-0 6, Denell Stephens 6-10 3-4 15, Nathan Walton 2-6 2-2 6, Derrick Webster 3-9 1-2 8, Jerod Haynes 2-4 0-0 5, Trey Mays 0-1 0-0 0, Maso Hamilton 7-19 0-0 19, Chase Weishuhn 1-2 0-0 2, Quinn Barfield 3-5 4-5 10, Roger Johnson 2-3 1-1 6, Antwon Williams 1-2 1-2 3, Brandon Hohle 0-1 2-2 2, Jamal Anene 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 30-69 15-20 83.
Halftime — Angelo State 36, Eastern New Mexico 23. 3-pointers — Eastern New Mexico 1-9 (Redman-Trotter 1-7, Hadley 0-1, Ruffin 0-1), Angelo State 8-27 (Hamilton 5-16, Johnson 1-1, Haynes 1-2, Webster 1-2, Barfield 0-1, Stephens 0-1, Hubbard 0-2, Walton 0-2). Rebounds — Eastern New Mexico 34 (Redman-Trotter 8), Angelo State 40 (Stephens 9). Assists — Eastern New Mexico 5 (Ruffin 3), Angelo State 22 (Haynes 10). Total fouls — Eastern New Mexico 19, Angelo State 19. Fouled out — none. A — 1,350.