PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — Arkansas-Pine Bluff now needs to finish the rest of its schedule undefeated to preserve a winning season.
Montrael Scott helped Prairie View A&M extend UAPB’s losing streak Saturday, knocking down eight three-point baskets in a 71-62 victory at William Nicks Arena.
Scott led all scorers with 28 points, hitting 10 of 19 from the floor (8 of 15 from the arc), and adding seven rebounds and three assists.
The loss is the fourth in a row for UAPB (4-14, 2-4), which has to win each of its remaining 12 games to finish 16-14 for the second straight season. The Golden Lions will take on Texas Southern on Monday in an ESPNU-televised game.
The Lions trailed most of the way, taking their last lead with 14:48 left in the first half. The Panthers (6-12, 4-2) led 40-29 at halftime and held their biggest advantage with 14:33 left in the game, a 16-point margin.
UAPB was much better in the paint, outscoring Prairie View 26-18 and outrebounding them 37-31, but the Lions’ bench continued to struggle with just seven points to Prairie View’s 15. Lions coach George Ivory did not shake up his starting lineup as he considered, going with his usual three-guard lineup of Tevin Hammond, Marcel Mosley and Ghiavonni Robinson at the start.
Mosley led the Lions with 19 points, while the frontcourt duo of Davon Haynes and Daniel Broughton followed up with 16 and 15, respectively. X-rays after the game confirmed that Haynes played with a fracture in his right shooting hand, which he sustained during Friday’s practice, Ivory said.
Hammond struggled to 2-of-10 shooting and had only five points, while Robinson went scoreless.
Things got chippy in the final seconds of the game, as technical fouls were assessed to UAPB’s Chandler Savage and Haynes and Prairie View’s Louis Munks and Demondre Chapman.
Prairie View had a better shooting game, knocking down 24 of 50 (48 percent) from the floor, including 11 of 27 from three-ball range, and 12 of 18 free throws (66.7 percent). UAPB hit 22 of 55 (40 percent) from the floor, but was a dismal 6 of 23 from the arc and made 12 of 19 free throws (63.2 percent).
Munks added 15 points and Jules Montgomery had 12 for the Panthers.
Prairie View A&M 75, UAPB 62
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — The Lady Lions’ losing streak is now 15 games long after the Lady Panthers extended a 36-32 halftime lead to win.
Prairie View (3-13, 3-3 SWAC) scored 31 points off 21 UAPB turnovers and finished with five players scoring in double figures: Jeanette Jackson with 21, LaReahn Washington with 13, Asha Hampton-Finch with 12, and Gabrielle Scott and Shamiya Brooks with 10 apiece.
Christina Lasane also scored 21 points to lead UAPB (1-15, 0-6). Charisse Carr added 16 points and Erin Campbell added 14 off the bench.
The Lady Panthers made 23 of 51 field-goal attempts (45.1 percent) including 6 of 16 from the arc and converted 23 of 28 free throws (82.1 percent). The Lady Lions hit 21 of 54 from the field (38.9 percent) including 5 of 12 treys and made 15 of 20 foul shots (75 percent).
The 13-point lead for the Lady Panthers was the largest of the game.