SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jalone Friday had 17 points to go with 11 rebounds as Abilene Christian rallied in the second half to beat Incarnate Word 69-59 to halt a four-game losing skid on Saturday.
Capps paces SE Louisiana, beats Abilene Christian 68-54
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Jordan Capps scored 22 points and Marlain Veal added 16 more and Southeastern Louisiana defeated Abilene Christian 68-54 Saturday night, clinching a berth in next month's Southland Conference tournament.
Lewis leads Abilene Christian over Incarnate Word 80-69
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jaren Lewis had 20 points and 17 rebounds on Saturday and Abilene Christian led by double digits for most of the second half in an 80-69 win over Incarnate Word.
Tevin Foster was 3 of 5 from 3-point range and added 17 points for the Wildcats (15-11, 7-6 Southland), who pulled away with a 9-0 run to lead by 18 early in the second half. Abilene Christian had its largest lead at 68-49 and the Cardinals (5-17, 0-12) got no closer than the final score.
Nicholls rallies to beat Abilene Christian 69-65
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Roddy Peters and Jahvaughn Powell scored 18 points apiece, Lafayette Rutledge added 12 points on four 3s, and Southland Conference leader Nicholls rallied in the second half to beat Abilene Christian 69-65 on Wednesday night.
Harris scores 28 to help Sam Houston St. beat ACU 84-77
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Marcus Harris scored a career-high 28 points to lead Sam Houston State to an 84-77 win over Abilene Christian on Saturday night.
Harris was 14 of 15 from the free throw line, equaling the number of free throws that the Abilene Christian team made. The Bearkats finished with 26 of 32 free-throw attempts.
Friday with 24 points, Abilene Christian edges Lamar 74-69
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jalone Friday scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Abilene Christian edged Lamar 74-69 on Wednesday night.
Jaren Lewis added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (14-9, 6-4 Southland Conference). Tevin Foster had 12 points and nine assists and Jaylen Franklin scored 10 with five assists.
Friday made a dunk to start the game and scored 10 points in a 17-4 surge to finish the first half that gave Abilene Christian a 36-32 lead at the break.
Texas A&M-CC downs Abilene Christian 80-66
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Tre Gray scored 20 points with five 3-pointers and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi never trailed in its 80-66 win over Abilene Christian on Wednesday night to end a three-game skid.
Myles Smith added 15 points and Joseph Kilgore had 13 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, and the Islanders (5-12, 2-5 Southland Conference) made 11 3-pointers and shot 51.1 percent from the field.
Abilene Christian dumps C. Arkansas behind Friday’s 18 PTs
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Jalone Friday scored 18 points and Jaren Lewis scored 13 with 11 rebounds and Abilene Christian pulled away in the second half for an 80-63 win over Central Arkansas on Saturday.
Harris leads Stephen F. Austin past Abilene Christian, 76-66
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Kevon Harris put up 23 points and Stephen F. Austin kept pace with the leaders in the Southland Conference by beating Abilene Christian, 76-66 on Wednesday night.
The Lumberjacks, Sam Houston and Southeast Louisiana all have five wins in six conference games and are a half-game behind 6-1 Nicholls.
Harris hit 7 of 11 from the field, including 4 of 5 from behind the 3-point arc, to lead the Lumberjacks. Leon Gilmore III added 16 points and Ivan Canete added 13.
Abilene Christian rallies to beat Houston Baptist 82-74
HOUSTON (AP) — Jalone Friday scored 23 points, including a go-ahead 3-point play, Jaylen Franklin added 22 with six assists, and Abilene Christian beat Houston Baptist 82-74 on Wednesday night.
Jaren Lewis scored 16 points with three steals, Drake Green added 11 points with three 3s off the bench, and the Wildcats (11-7, 3-2 Southland Conference) shot 54.5 percent from the floor.
SE Louisiana holds off Abilene Christian 72-70
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jordan Capps scored 16 points to help Southeastern Louisiana stay undefeated in the Southland Conference with a 72-70 win over Abilene Christian on Saturday.
The Lions (9-7, 3-0) survived a late challenge after they appeared to be in good shape when Jabbar Singleton's 3-pointer made it 66-59 with 1:12 to go. Abilene Christian's Jaylen Franklin scored on the Wildcats' next four possessions to close the gap to three with 23 seconds left.
Foster, Lewis help Abilene Christian top McNeese State 79-74
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Tevin Foster scored seven of his 17 points in the final 2½ minutes, Jaren Lewis finished with 15 points and Abilene Christian closed the game on a 15-2 run to beat McNeese State 79-74 on Wednesday night.
Hayden Farquhar added 12 points, Jalone Friday scored 10 and Jaylen Franklin added eight points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals for Abilene Christian (10-6, 2-1 Southland Conference).
Abilene Christian holds off Sam Houston State 75-72
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Tevin Foster scored 19 points and Jaren Lewis added 14 as Abilene Christian held off Sam Houston State 75-72 to grab its first Southland Conference win of the season on Saturday night.
Abilene Christian (9-6, 1-1) blistered the Bearkats in the first part of the final period as Foster nailed a 3 to start a 22-8 run and go up 61-47 with 12:19 left. The Wildcats then went cold, missing every field-goal attempt for almost eight minutes, as Sam Houston closed the gap.
New Orleans rallies to beat Abilene Christian 77-74
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Travin Thibodeaux made two free throws and Makur Puou slammed home a dunk in the final seconds as New Orleans came back to beat Abilene Christian 77-74 in the Southland Conference opener on Thursday night.
Abilene Christian's Tevin Foster nailed a 3-point jumper and followed with two free throws to give the Wildcats a 74-73 lead with 26 seconds remaining. Thibodeaux, who finished with 20 points and eight rebounds, sank two free throws for a 75-74 lead.
Lipscomb hangs on for 67-65 win over Abilene Christian
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rob Marberry scored 24 points with 11-for-15 shooting and Lipscomb hung on Sunday for a 67-65 win over Abilene Christian.
Lipscomb (8-4) led by as much as 17 in the first half but Abilene Christian kept chipping away, trimming the deficit to eight at intermission and closing to within three on a pair of free throws from Jalone Friday to trail 63-60 with 1:37 left to play. The Wildcats cut it to 65-63 with Payten Ricks' 3-pointer with 14 seconds remaining.
Abilene Christian edges Air Force 62-58
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jalone Friday and Tevin Foster scored 14 points apiece and Abilene Christian edged Air Force 62-58 on Wednesday night.
Payten Ricks added 11 points, three rebounds and three assists.
Abilene Christian downs Bowling Green 88-83
BUIES CRTEEK, N.C. (AP) — Jalone Friday scored 20 points, Jaren Lewis added 17 and Abilene Christian held off Bowling Green 88-83 Sunday.
Jaylen Franklin added 15 points with six assists for Abilene Christian (4-3). Tevin Foster had 11 points, including two free throws down the stretch to help seal it.
Roderick Caldwell scored a career-high 25 points for Bowling Green (5-2). The lead flip-flopped until Friday's go-ahead layup and jumper gave the Wildcats a 77-73 lead.
Friday leads Abilene Christian past Campbell 85-80 in OT
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Jalone Friday scored half of his 14 points in overtime, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 12.9 seconds to play, and Abilene Christian edged Campbell 85-80 in overtime on Friday at the Creek Classic.
After Friday's trey, Chris Clemons made 1 of 2 free throws, cutting the deficit to 81-80. A quick foul let Payten Ricks make a pair of free throws with 7.2 seconds to play and Isaiah Tripp sealed it with a steal and two free throws.
Abilene Christian pummels Division III Howard Payne, 112-62
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jaren Lewis scored 15 points, leading eight players in to double-figure scoring as Abilene Christian routed Division III Howard Payne, 112-62 on Thursday night.
The Wildcats started fast and held a 62-30 halftime lead over the small college from Brownwood, Texas.
Arkansas State downs Abilene Christian 83-69
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Deven Simms scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Arkansas State beat Abilene Christian 83-69 in its home opener on Monday night.
Ty Cockfield scored 18 points for the Red Wolves (1-1), who trailed briefly but used a 16-3 run sparked by Grantham Gillard's layup to build a 40-25 halftime lead. Gillard and Cockfield each scored 3s in the run.
Friday scores 25 as Abilene Christian rolls 86-68 in opener
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Led by Jalone Friday's 25 points, four starters scored 12 or more points and Abilene Christian defeated Randall University 86-68 in a season opener on Friday night.
Jaren Lewis and Tevin Foster scored 17 points apiece for Abilene Christian and Jaylen Franklin 12 as the Wildcats broke away from a 39-33 halftime lead with a 47-point second half, shooting 32 of 61 for the game (52.5 percent).