Hounds upset Buffaloes

Freedom New Mexico

Stefan Mirabal scored five of his career-high 20 points in a pivotal second-half run, and Eastern New Mexico University upset 19th-ranked West Texas A&M 73-70 to grab the early advantage in Lone Star Conference South Division play.

The Greyhounds (7-7, 2-0), who picked up their first win in Canyon since they won the LSC South title in 2004, also got 15 from Tralyn Harden and 13 each from Aaron Edwards and Tyler Jefferson.

The Buffaloes (13-2, 0-2) held a 50-42 lead with 14:10 to go, but Jefferson helped start a 15-1 run that turned the tide.

In a game with 15 lead changes and seven ties, ENMU pulled away with a Mirabal-keyed 7-0 run for a 66-55 lead with 6:05 to play.

Mirabal shot 6-of-8 on the night, all from 3-point range, and chipped in four assists.

West Texas A&M never got closer than four the rest of the way.

Joe Mincey led four Buffaloes in double figures with 17 points. Jacquies Holcombe scored 14 points and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.

The Greyhounds hit the road again Wednesday, when they visit 23rd-ranked Midwestern State in a 7 p.m. (MST) matchup.