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Sam Houston St. 70, Texas A&,M-Corpus Christi 58

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Corey Allmond had 16 points and Ashton Mitchell added 15 as Sam Houston State defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 70-58 on Saturday night.

Gilberto Clavell and Lance Pevehouse scored 11 points each and Preston Brown 10 for the Bearkats (14-5, 6-0 Southland), who took sole possession of first place in the West Division, a game in front of the Islanders (11-9, 5-1).

Justin Reynolds and Kevin Palmer had 14 points each for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Reynolds added eight rebounds.

Sam Houston State overcame a 19-4 first-half deficit to lead 30-28 at halftime. The Bearkats led by three midway through the second half before a 19-10 run -- in which Josten Crow scored all of his seven points -- gave them a 64-52 cushion with 2:09 remaining.