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Saints Two Wins Away From Conference

By Natalie Fazio

SAN ANTONIO—The OLLU Saints men’s basketball team finished their seventh week of conference play holding the first place spot in the Red River Athletic Conference with a 10-1 record. The Saints pulled out two wins against the University of St, Thomas – Houston and Texas College at home.

Going up against St. Thomas first the men held strong against the 4-7 Celts with a 77-75 game Friday night. The game was a point for point up until the last second when Courtney fouled out with twenty-three seconds to go which gave the saints the 77-75 lead they needed. With the defense holding strong at the end the men were able to guard a three-pointer shot by the Celts and take the win that night. “it was a great night, a strong game played by both teams and just an all around fun game to be involved in,” said Junior Courtney Julien.

The next night the Saints took on Texas College a 2-9 record school and had a dominating night. The final school was 87-60 at the end of the night with shots made by Senior Yephnick Adelphonse and Senior Brendell Collins. Adelphonse came out strong the entire game racked up 13 points with 3-of-4 3 pointers made for the night.

The Saints go into a two-week away game stretch until returning home February 14 to match up against Huston-Tillotson University and non-conference Paul Quinn College on senior night.

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