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Texans win third straight with 78-61 rout of NMMI
 February 5, 2013

LEVELLAND – Kendahl Amerson scored a team and season high 24 points, Yanick Moreira recorded his eighth double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Devonte Smith dished out a career high 13 assists as the South Plains College Texans took down the New Mexico Military Institute Broncos 78-61 Monday night at the Texan Dome.

Amerson nailed 8-of-14 shots overall, including 7-of-12 from beyond the arc.

South Plains blew the game open early, jumping out to a 9-2 lead in the opening minutes on their way to a 25-point halftime lead, 55-30.

The Texans not only needed the victory to stay in the hunt for a Region 5 playoff berth, but the dominating performance may raise confidence a bit as South Plains will now enter a tough three-game stretch that includes games at Midland (Feb. 7), at Howard (Feb. 9), before hosting New Mexico JC Feb. 11 at the Texan Dome.

South Plains (17-5, 6-3) was tied with Midland College (14-5, 5-3) entering Monday night’s slate of league games, but the Chaps play host to No. 16-ranked Howard College.

The Texans will look to extend their three-game winning streak Thursday night when they travel to Midland College in what should be a game that will significantly impact the conference standings.  Thursday’s game will be broadcast live online at www.spctexans.com as well as over the air on KLVT 1230 AM.  KLVT Radio’s Michael Wiiest will call the action from courtside.  The Texans and Chaparrals will tip-off at 7:45 p.m.

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