Scores

Final

Sam Houston 80

(4-2, 0-2 away)

Rider 68

(3-3, 1-0 home)

    4:00 PM ET, November 25, 2009

    Moon Palace Resort, Cancun, Mexico

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    SHSU 33 4780
    RID 33 3568

    Top Performers

    Sam Houston State: A. Mitchell 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    Rider: R. Thompson 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Sam Houston St. 80, Rider 68

    Associated Press

    CANCUN, Mexico -- Ashton Mitchell scored 28 points and Sam Houston State pulled away late to beat Rider 80-68 on Wednesday in the Cancun Challenge.

    Gilberto Clavell, who finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds, scored nine points during a 19-8 run to give the Bearkats (4-2) a 57-46 lead with 11 minutes left to play. Corey Allmond added 14 points.

    The Broncs (3-3) trimmed the margin to five points. But Sam Houston State outscored Rider 12-3, sparked by Mitchell's six points, to take a 76-62 lead with 2:30 remaining. Mitchell shot 9-for-14 from the floor and 4-for-5 from the free-throw line.

    Ryan Thompson led the Broncs with 23 points. He moved into 10th place on Rider's all-time scoring list with 1,409 points, surpassing Ed Titus (1,390). Novar Gadson finished with 16 points in 26 minutes before fouling out.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHSU
    RID
    Points 80 68
    FG Made-Attempted 27-65 (.415) 24-54 (.444)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-29 (.414) 7-24 (.292)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-16 (.875) 13-17 (.765)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 7

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