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Houston Baptist ends season with rout
Friday, Feb 22, 2008
By Staff    

HOUSTON (BP)--Houston Baptist University finished off its first season back in NCAA Division I with a 100-64 rout of Dallas Christian on Senior Night Feb. 18 at Sharp Gymnasium. The win gave HBU its second straight undefeated season at home as the Huskies have now won 32 in a row at home.

The Huskies stuck with tradition, starting their seniors in their final game at home. Kevin Amend (eight) and Timir Patel (six) combined for all the scoring in a 14-4 opening run. HBU would lead by less than double-figures just three times after that, the final at the 11:02 mark on an Emanuel Willis lay-up that made the score 21-12.

Houston Baptist would methodically stretch the lead out for the rest of the half. A dunk by Sean Morris started a 19-7 half-ending spurt that gave HBU a 48-24 lead at the break.

After trading runs with the Crusaders to start the second frame, HBU again began to assert itself and pull away. A pair of free-throws by Amend gave HBU a 25-point lead and a three-ball by Baron Sauls with 7:39 to play gave the Huskies a 27-point advantage.

Timir Patel scored on a layup with 2:51 to go to give HBU its largest lead at 37, 93-56.

Houston Baptist didn't shoot particularly well on the evening, hitting just 41 percent of its attempts, including just 33 percent from the arc. Those numbers came despite season-high efforts in both categories, as HBU attempted 92 shots, including 30 three-pointers.

HBU claimed a 62-43 margin on the glass, including a season-best 29 offensive rips which led to 34 second chance points.

Andrew Puzyk hit four three-pointers and finished with a game-high 18 points. He became the 11th player in school history to finish a season with over 70 treys, ending with 72.

Senior Kevin Amend had 17 points and eight rebounds while fellow senior Timir Patel finished with career-highs of 13 points and nine boards.

Baron Sauls had 10 points and four assists while Emanuel Willis finished with 10 points, eight boards and three blocks. Sean Morris had nine points and Gordon Watt had six points, nine caroms and four assists.

Brandon Dewalt had a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the losing effort for the Crusaders.

HBU finishes its first season back in NCAA Division I with a 13-15 record. The Huskies have now posted back-to-back perfect seasons in Sharp Gymnasium and it marks the sixth overall since the program was reinstated in 1991.

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