By Con Marshall BOX SCORE
The Chadron State College men’s basketball team made 40 of its 81 field goal shots and had a 62-31 rebounding advantage while rolling past Texas A&M-Kingsville 109-70 in a game played in Chadron on Saturday night.
The Eagles led 57-40 at halftime and outscored Kingsville 52-30 in the second half. Five Chadron State players scored in double-figures, led by guard Bryce Latimer with 25 points, 17 of them in the first half.
Latimer was eight of 17 from the field and made all nine of his free shots. Robinson was the game’s high rebounder with 13. He also handed out five assists, as did Patterson.
Kingsville, who beat Colorado School of Mines 54-49 on Friday, put 9 of its players in the scoring column, but only C.J. Smith with 14 points and Isaiah Payne with 11 reached double digits.
The Eagles, who won exhibition games over Bellevue University and Dickinson State University, are now officially 1-1 after Texas A&M International from Laredo edged them 80-78 Friday night. Saturday night’s win was the first over either school in six games that Chadron State has played against them in the the last three years.
CSC’s next game will be on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. They will be back home the following Tuesday to meet Bethel College of Kansas.
Texas A%M-Kingsville—CJ Smith 14, Isaiah Payne 11, Jordan Henderson 8, Dillon Gooding 7, Zyon Little 7, Kendrick Washington 5, Kevon Booker 5, Jason Clark 5, Andre Walker 4, Kaden Pierce 2, Marcus Jones-Green 2. Totals: 27-72 (6-16) 10-16 70 points, 31 rebounds, 7 turnovers.
Chadron State—Bryce Latimer 25, Dalton Peterson 15, Josh Robinson 14, Jalen Patterson 13, Raul Nunez 12, Martin Poznanovic 8, Porter Anderson 6, Jarrett Taylor 6, Trey Ballard 6, Julio Phipps, 4. Totals: 40-81 (13-32) 16-19 109 points, 62 rebounds, 12 turnovers.
Texas A&M-Kingsville 40 30 —70
Chadron State 57 52 —109
3-pointers: Kingsville—Smith, Washington, Gooding, Clark, Hendrickson, Walker, all 1. CSC—Peterson 5, Taylor, Ballard, Nunez, Patterson, all 2.