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Friday leads Abilene Christian past Houston Baptist 75-68

ABILENE, Texas (AP) Jalone Friday scored 21 points and Jaren Lewis added 13 and Abilene Christian beat Houston Baptist 75-68 on Wednesday night.

The Wildcats (15-3, 4-1 Southland Conference) have won three straight and are averaging 74.3 points in that span. The Huskies entered leading the conference in scoring at 82.2 points per game while the Wildcats were tops in scoring defense allowing 63.4 per game.

Abilene Christian has won all seven of its games at home this season and is off to its best start since joining Division I in the 2013-14 season. It's their best start since 1998-99 when they started 11-0 and earned a spot in the Division II tournament.

Edward Hardt's jumper with 4:38 left gave the Huskies a 63-61 before Lewis' tip-in and pair of free throws put Abilene Christian up for good. Houston Baptist missed seven of its last 10 shots.

Ian DuBose led Houston Baptist (5-10, 1-3) with 18 points and 11 rebounds, Hardt scored 16 and Braxton Bonds 11.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
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 Houston Baptist 5-10 333568
home team logo Abil Christian 15-3 344175
Team Stats
away team logo Houston Baptist 5-10 82.2 PPG 42.1 RPG 15.0 APG
home team logo Abil Christian 15-3 74.5 PPG 35.7 RPG 15.6 APG
Key Players
0
I. DuBose 17.0 PPG 5.9 RPG 3.4 APG 48.6 FG%
1
J. Lewis 13.7 PPG 6.2 RPG 2.7 APG 46.2 FG%
Top Scorers
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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