Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Bronchos Bury Abilene Christian
The Bronchos canned a season-high 15 treys – six coming during a first-half spurt that put UCO in control – and shot 46.9 percent from beyond the arc in winning their 14th straight home game and improving to 10-1 on the year. The Wildcats fell to 4-3.
Dauntae Williams led the assault, hitting five 3-pointers and scoring 19 of his game-high 26 points in the first half while adding five rebounds, four steals and four blocked shots. Tyler Phillips had four treys in finishing with 16 points and nine boards, with Shane Carroll making one 3-pointer in a 10-point outing.
The Bronchos also got two treys and eight points from Carl Curry, with Jarrod McDaniel (three points, seven assists), June Carter (nine points, seven rebounds) and Robert Lee (three points) all hitting one 3-pointer.
“We hit a lot of big shots and got a good win against a Abilene team that had been playing pretty well,” UCO coach Terry Evans said. “We did a good job of moving the ball around and finding the open man.”
The Wildcats raced to a quick 6-0 lead and was still up 15-11 midway through the half when Williams and Carter ignited a 16-2 run that put UCO in control. Williams swished a pair of 3-pointers in scoring 11 points and Carter nailed a trey from the top of the key in adding five points as the Bronchos went in front 27-17 with 4:56 remaining.
Williams, Tyler Phillips and McDaniel all had 3-pointers to help push the lead to 15 (37-22) at the 1:43 mark before ACU ended the half with a 7-0 run to get within 37-29.
Carroll and Tyler Phillips scored five points apiece in a 10-0 spurt to open the second half that quickly upped UCO’s advantage to 18 at 47-29 and the Bronchos coasted in from there.
UCO continues league crossover play Saturday at West Texas A&M.