MCKINNEY—The South Plains College Texans rode Jordan Brangers' 35-point performance en route to a 124-81 rout of Bossier Parish Community College at the Collin County Classic on Friday night.
Brangers went 12-for-21 from the floor including 8-of-14 from the 3-point line. Shawntrez Davis finished with a season high 19 points while Josh Webster totaled 12. Justice Green, Jahill Tripp and Grantham Gillard each finished with 10 points, while Raquan Mitchell totaled eight and Roberto Gallinat chipped in 7.
"We just started playing hard nose defense from the start of the game," Brangers said."Once the shots started falling everything else took care of itself. We were shooting open shots. Josh was able to get inside the paint and opened up a lot of options for us."
South Plains shot 54 percent from the floor and 46 percent from the perimeter. The Texans took a 19-point, 59-40 lead in the locker room after 20 minutes, shooting 23-for-45 from the field and 9-of-19 from behind the arc in the first half.
"Our guard play was pretty good and Jordan shot the ball well," South Plains head coach Steve Green said. "He (Brangers) got us out to a lead that we were able to hold on to. I think we just had a little too much fire power for them. It was good to see Shawntrez step up tonight. He got a lot of baskets around the hoop and fed off a couple give-and-goes."
The Texans continued to pour it on in the final 20 minutes shooting 58 percent from the floor and went 6-of-13 from the perimeter. Brangers scored 17 of his 35 in the second half while Davis chipped in 14 of his 19 in the final period.
The fifth-ranked Texans improved to 7-0 with Friday's win and will look to make it eight straight on Saturday when they tipoff with Murray State College at 4 p.m.
"I want to see us rebound defensively tomorrow," Green said. "I want to see us stay in front of the dribbler better. We put them on the free throw line early in the game. They ducked their heads and dribbled the ball to the basket because we were lazy. When you're up 20 to 25 you start taking chances, so I want to see us get away from creating bad habits."