Mustangs snap Hounds’ win streak

CNJ staff

Freedom New Mexico

WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS — Eastern New Mexico University couldn’t have picked a tougher place to extend its longest win streak since 2007.

Chris Hagen led a balanced attack with 22 points and Midwestern State blitzed the Greyhounds early en route to an 89-69 Lone State Conference South win Wednesday.

David Terrell added 16 points and 10 rebounds as Midwestern State (14-3, 2-1 LSC) pushed its win streak at D.L. Ligon Coliseum to 38 games.

Junior guard Stefan Mirabal scored 18 points for ENMU (7-8, 2-1), which dropped into a four-way tie for second in the LSC South while having its four-game win streak stopped.

The Mustangs shot 51 percent from the field, including 55 percent in the first half, which ended with Midwestern State up 49-31. Midwestern also outrebounded the Hounds 47-20.

Versia Hodges’ jumper put ENMU up 20-17 midway through the first half, but Midwestern took control with a 19-4 run that started with Hagen’s layup.

The Hounds managed to pull within 54-40 on a Mirabal jumper four minutes in the second half. But Darrick Thomas scored on a dunk and a layup on consecutive possessions to start an 11-3 run that allowed the Mustangs to rebuild their lead to 22 points.

Victor Reid added 11 points for the Hounds while Tyler Jefferson chipped in 10 points and two steals.

The Mustangs’ bench accounted for 42 points, led by Thomas with 15 points.