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Blackston's 30 leads Prairie View over Santa Clara 81-64

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Gary Blackston scored 30 points with eight rebounds and four steals and Prairie View A&M defeated Santa Clara 81-64 on Friday night in a season opener for both teams.

Blackston, who led the Southwestern Athletic Conference in scoring at over 19 points a game last season, was 13 of 21 from the floor and finished two points shy of his career best. He scored 13 points and JC transfer Gerard Andrus had all 14 of his in the first half when the Panthers took a 42-24 lead. A nine-point lead ballooned to 18 over the final five minutes of the half with Andrus scoring six points and Blackston five in the run.

The Panthers, who shot over 50 percent in each half, played at a deliberate pace after the break and the Broncos got only as close as 12.

Taishaun Johnson, a graduate transfer from Kent State, scored 14 points and JC transfer Darius Williams added 10. The Panthers have 12 newcomers but only one freshman.

Keshawn Justice, one of five freshman among eight Bronco newcomers, scored 15 points. Tahj Eaddy added 13 points and Josh Martin 11 with 13 rebounds. KJ Feagin, who averaged 17.5 points last season, finished with four. Santa Clara had 20 turnovers.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 3 Keshawn Justice made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tahj Eaddy 22.0
  Lost ball turnover on Dennis Jones, stolen by Keshawn Justice 38.0
+ 3 Keshawn Justice made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tahj Eaddy 50.0
+ 1 Dennis Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 50.0
+ 3 Keshawn Justice made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tahj Eaddy 50.0
  Dennis Jones missed 1st of 2 free throws 50.0
  Personal foul on Trey Wertz 50.0
  Defensive rebound by Dennis Jones 56.0
  Tahj Eaddy missed 3-pt. jump shot 58.0
+ 2 Tyler Singleton made layup, assist by Taishaun Johnson 1:10
+ 1 Tahj Eaddy made 3rd of 3 free throws 1:17
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Prairie View 1-0 423981
home team logo Santa Clara 0-1 244064
Team Stats
away team logo Prairie View 1-0 75.0 PPG 36.5 RPG 12.6 APG
home team logo Santa Clara 0-1 68.2 PPG 35.2 RPG 13.4 APG
Key Players
3
G. Blackston 15.2 PPG 7.0 RPG 1.8 APG 42.8 FG%
2
T. Eaddy 15.0 PPG 2.7 RPG 3.2 APG 40.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB