Eastern New Mexico University’s men put five players in double figures and scored the most points in a game in 16 years on Saturday night in a 114-62 rout of University of the Southwest at Greyhound Arena.
Fourteen of ENMU’s 15 players broke into the scoring column, led by senior point guard Rodney Blackmon and senior guard Rafael Love with 18 points each. Sophomore forward Lawrence Domingo added 12 and senior forward Cornelius Cammock and junior guard Jordan Romero added 11 apiece.
For the Mustangs (1-4), who played the game as an exhibition, Clarence Rivas had 14 points off the bench while Josh Ramirez and reserve Darius Revels each scored 12 points.
The Hounds opened the game on a 16-2 run, with Blackmon scoring six points. They led by 22 at one point before the Mustangs got within 15 late.
Down 49-30 at halftime, the Mustangs converted two technical free throws to start the second half, but the Hounds went on an 18-5 run to build their lead to 67-37 with 14:20 left.
USW never got close than 28 points after that. ENMU’s largest lead was 53 points on a basket by sophomore guard Deyton De La Cerda with 18 seconds left.
ENMU shot 48 percent for the game on 40-of-83, including 13-of-32 from 3-point range. Led by Devon Davis and Lawrence Domingo with six rebounds each, they crushed the Mustangs on the boards 64-33 as all 15 players had at least one carom.
The Hounds had 23 assists, led by Blackmon and Romero with six apiece. ENMU held USW to 31 percent shooting and had seven blocked shots, led by senior forward Phil Henry with three.
Eleven players had double-figure minutes, and no one played more than Blackmon’s 21 minutes.
The Hounds travel for a 6 p.m. (MST) contest on Tuesday against Lubbock Christian.