Sunday, February 28, 2016

Langston Blows By St. Thomas

LANGSTON, Oklahoma – The No. 13 Langston Lions lived up to their billing Saturday night, Feb. 27 with a 100-78 victory over St. Thomas at C.F. Gayles Gymnasium.

From the opening tip it was complete domination by the Lions as they built a 23-point lead at 50-27 with 3:39 left in the first half; Langston led at the break 57-39 and shot a remarkable 60 percent (18-of-30) and knocked down 12-of-14 free throws.

The second-half was much of the same as the Lions pushed their lead to 30 points following a three-pointer by Antonio Arnold (SR/Flint, Mich.) to make it 92-62.

The victory wraps up a 22-6 regular season for Langston; the Lions currently sit in second-place in the Red River conference standings at 14-3 and will await their draw in the conference tournament.
The RRAC tournament starts Thursday, March 3 in Longview, Texas. The final bracket will be announced on Sunday, Feb. 28.

Offensively, the Lions shot 56 percent (36-of-64) from the field, went 14-for-27 from behind the arc and nailed 14-of-20 free throw attempts.

Curtis Jones (SR/Chicago, Ill.) paced Langston with 25 points, Terrell Jones (JR/Memphis, Tenn.) added 14, Renard Green (JR/Dallas, Texas) chipped in 13 and Arnold pumped in 12 points.


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