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|St. Thomas (Texas)||26||46||72|
|Nov. 25, 2016|
|St. Thomas (Texas)||Indv. Leaders||Dillard University|
|#3 Kennard Robinson - 30||Points||#2 Dennis Hightower - 23|
|#0 Jason Brancato - 5||Rebounds||#11 Montrey Thomas - 10|
|2 Players (#3,#13) - 4||Assists||#2 Dennis Hightower - 8|
|St. Thomas (Texas)||Team Statistics||Dillard University|
|38.6% (22 - 57)||Field Goals %||54.5% (30 - 55)|
|39.1% (9 - 23)||3 Point Field Goals %||45% (9 - 20)|
|73.1% (19 - 26)||Free Throws||82.6% (19 - 23)|
|10||2nd Chance Pts||12|
(New Orleans) The Bleu Devils led by 20 points at the break en route to a 88-72 victory over St. Thomas-Houston on Black Friday. The win marks the second straight victory for Dillard after losing three straight games prior to that.
The Celts gave Dillard (5-3, 0-0 GCAC) all they could handle as they cut the Bleu Devils' 20 point lead to just six points late in the second half due to a game-high 30 points from freshman Kennard Robinson, who buried 6-of-9 3-pointers in the loss. However, Dillard held on for their second victory in a row behind senior point guard Dennis Hightower (SR/Chicago, Ill.) who finished with a team-high 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field, including three 3-pointers. Hightower also added a game-high eight assists, produced three steals and grabbed two boards in the victory while teammates Demetric Austin (SR/Washington, D.C.) and sharpshooter Jessie Ward (SO/Maringouin, La.) both added 19 points apiece for Dillard. 2016 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year Montrey Thomas (SO/Shreveport, La.) finished with the games only double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 boards in 38 minutes of action.
The Bleu Devils return to action on Monday, November 28 as they host Texas College. Tip-off is set for 6:00 p.m. On January 13, 2016, the Steers defeated the Bleu Devils by two points at the Battlefield in Dent Hall.