SAN ANGELO — Aamer Muhammad scored 30 points and top Lubbock Christian University needed double overtime Thursday night to keep their record spotless with an 85-79 win at Angelo State in Lone Star Conference basketball.
Muhammad, a third-year sophomore guard, finished one point off his career high.
LCU (18-0, 6-0) trailed 13 points going into the second half. Angelo State (13-5, 3-3) had a chance to win at the end of regulation.
After Muhammad‘s 3-point goal gave LCU a 66-65 lead with 13 seconds left, the Rams’ Dante Moses was fouled on the shot with two seconds left, but he only made it. than the second of two free throws.
Angelo State led 75-71 with just over a minute left in the first overtime, but a Parker Hicks field goal at 1:05 and two Muhammad free throws with nine seconds left extended the game even further.
Hicks finished with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Jalen Brattain, Lloyd Daniels and Rowan Mackenzie added 13, 13 and 12 points respectively for the Chaps.
Paul Williams, Moses and Carroll, a trio of guards, scored 20, 18 and 18 points respectively for the Rams. Lathaniel Bastian had 10 points and 15 rebounds.
LCU plays UT-Permian Basin (11-8, 3-4) at 4 p.m. Saturday in Odessa.
Angelo State 67
LCU women 63
SAN ANGELO — Blakely Gerber scored 14 points and Roosevelt graduate Payton Brown had 13 points and 10 rebounds as Angelo State upset No. 8 Lubbock Christian University, fending off Lone’s preseason favorite Lady Chaps Star Conference, further down the peloton in the standings.
LCU (16-4, 5-3) now trails four teams with one conference loss and two with two losses, not counting Angelo State (6-10, 3-2), which also has two conference losses but a worse win . percentage.
In a game that was tight throughout the second half, Brown scored five points in the final 4:12, including a field goal that gave the Belles a 60-59 lead.
Allie Schulte scored 21 points for LCU and Channing Cunyus had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Laynee Burr and Audrey Robertson scored eight each.
LCU plays UT-Permian Basin (4-14, 0-6) at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Odessa.
WBU Women 86
Central Christian 49
PLAINVIEW — Kaitlyn Edgemon’s 25-point, 13-rebound, 10-assist triple-double propelled No. 12 Wayland Baptist to a rout of Central Christian in a Sooner Athletic Conference game at Hutcherson Center.
Kaylee Edgemon and Jenna Cooper added 19 and 17 points respectively, each with seven rebounds for Wayland (21-3, 13-2).
The Flying Queens host Langston (14-6, 9-5) at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Destiny Broussard scored 13 points for Central Christian (1-21, 0-15).