Eastern Wins Blowout

Hounds win Blowout
J.T. Keith
Eastern New Mexico University’s Men’s basketball team enjoyed home cooking as they blew out Oklahoma Panhandle State 107-75. The Hound’s shot 54 percent from the three-point line, as Senior Stefan Mirabal led the way shooting 6-of 10 from the three-point line to pace the Greyhounds in scoring with 22 points.
Greyhound coach Andrew Helton said, “Reggie Nelson is probably our best perimeter defender, which is a huge thing. We got some minutes off the bench from Kyle Lantz, who was 4-of 5 from the field. We were looking forward to getting some minutes for some of the guys who work hard every day in practice.
The Hounds forced OPSUs into 20 turnovers converting those turnovers into 33 points, as Aaron Edward threw down a crowd-pleasing dunk to give the Hounds a 61-35 leads with 19:08 in the second half, in which the Aggies could never recover.
Coach Helton said, “We are a little more athletic at certain spots than last year, and we’re a little
deeper.”
Senior guard Stefan Mirabal said, “As a shooter you have to have a short-term memory, earlier in the game I wasn’t in a rhythm, but as the game went along. I got more confidence, and my shot started to feel better. Coach always tells me to shoot if I have an open shot.
This year we need extra possessions to win games. This year we are just a lot bigger and a lot deeper on the bench. Coach, brought back our point guard Reggie Nelson from two years ago, who has added an extra spark for us. Point guard Devone Davis comes off the bench, had 8 assist tonight in only 18 minutes of playing. We feel real disrespected to be picked fifth in the LCS.
We will show them.”
Aggies coach Jerry Olsen said, “They were really good, and we were really bad and that’s a bad combination. Coach Helton did a good job of scouting us; they shot the ball really well. ENMU took us out of a lot of things. I just thought Helton did really well; they were so ready for us. We tried to come out in a triangle two, but they kept getting second and third shots, so we had to get out of it.”

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