Cowboys Grind Out Win Over Centenary

Cowboys Grind Out Win Over Centenary

ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' men's basketball team overcame a tough shooting night with a strong defensive effort and timely scoring down the stretch in a 73-64 win over Centenary on Saturday at the Mabee Complex.

The Cowboys' depth was the difference in the game as HSU outscored the Gents 24-4 off the bench. HSU shot 37.5 percent in the game and held Centenary to 34.8 percent.

The game was tight throughout the first half and the Cowboys led 22-21 with 2:21 to play before Kyle Brennon and Keilyn Nance hit back-to-back 3-pointers to open a 28-21 lead. HSU led 31-24 at halftime.

HSU came out and quickly pushed the lead to 15 on a Brennon 3-pointer that made it 40-25 with 16:41 to play. Centenary answered with a 13-3 run to cut it to 43-38. HSU then again pushed the lead to 71-55 with 1:16 to play.

Brennon led the Cowboys with 16 points and Chris Barrett had 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals and two assists. Keenan Holdman had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Cedric Harris had 26 points and 14 rebounds and Ty Prince added 16 points for Centenary.

The Cowboys are now 4-2 on the season and will travel to Georgetown to play Southwestern at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Centenary fell to 2-2 on the season.


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