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Abilene Christian holds off Texas A&M-CC 78-71

ABILENE, Texas (AP) Jaren Lewis and Payten Ricks scored 18 points apiece and Abilene Christian nearly blew a 17-point second-half lead but held off Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 78-71 on Wednesday night to beat the Islanders for the first time in 10 tries.

B.J. Maxwell scored 16 points and Jaylen Franklin dished six assists for the Wildcats (18-4, 7-2 Southland Conference), who made 12 of 24 3-pointers and scored 25 points off of 19 Inslanders' turnovers.

The Wildcats extended a 40-33 halftime lead to 17, 61-44 on Ricks' free throw, but Tony Lewis' 3-pointer sparked a 16-0 run for a 64-63 Islanders' lead with 6:08 to play. Hayden Farquhar made a go-ahead free throw and the Wildcats' pulled ahead by five before the Islanders closed to 72-71 on Lewis' jumper with 54 seconds left.

Jaren Lewis hit a jumper and the Wildcats scored four free throws in the final 20 seconds to seal it.

Tre Gray and Kareem South scored 16 apiece and Irshaad Hunte added 15 for the Islanders (9-11, 4-3), whose bench outscored Abilene Christian's 42-19.

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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 Islanders 9-11 333871
home team logo Wildcats 18-4 403878
Team Stats
away team logo Islanders 9-11 66.4 PPG 39.2 RPG 13.2 APG
home team logo Wildcats 18-4 74.5 PPG 35.7 RPG 15.6 APG
Key Players
11
K. South 13.8 PPG 5.1 RPG 2.0 APG 41.3 FG%
1
J. Lewis 13.7 PPG 6.2 RPG 2.7 APG 46.2 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