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San Antonio – Curtis Mitchell scored 19 points, while Kevin Kotzur added 14 points, helping St. Mary’s University to an easy 76-56 victory over St. Edward’s University on the first day of the Heartland Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament, Thursday night at Bill Greehey Arena.

After leading by 13 points at the half, St. Mary’s saw the Hilltoppers cut their lead to just 10 points on a 3-pointer by Jannik Zimmer with 18:45 left to play. However the Rattlers responded with a 12-0 run over the next four minutes to take a commanding 22-point lead at 52-30 with 14:47 left. From there, the Rattler never led by less than 15 points and cruised to the easy win.

The Rattlers took control of the game right from the start. D.J. Castro (Fr., El Paso, Texas) came off the bench to score five points, keying a 15-4 St. Mary’s run to start the game. That lead would expand to as much as 18 points thanks to 11 first-half points by Curtis Mitchell (Sr., Milwaukee). The Rattlers shot 51.7 percent (15-29) from the field and outrebounded the Hilltoppers 23-12 in the first period.

Mitchell led all players with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field. He also added 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Kotzur (Fr., La Vernia, Texas) scored 14 points and added 9 rebounds, just missing out on a double-double. Castro and Gordon Ward (Jr., Galveston, Texas) each added 11 points in the victory.

St. Mary’s made 49.1 percent (28-57) of its shots from the field, including 54.5 percent (6-11) from 3-point range. The Rattlers outrebounded the Hilltoppers 46-25.

With the win St. Mary’s improved to 16-12 this season and broke a three-game losing streak. St. Edward’s fell to 12-16 and saw its season come to an end. The Rattlers will return to action on Friday at 7:30 p.m. when they face second seed Newman University in the Heartland Conference Tournament semifinals at Bill Greehey Arena. The game will be broadcast live over the internet at CollegeTVTicket.com.

Women’s Scores Final
(#4) St. Edward’s 78, (#5) Lincoln 75 (ot)
(#3) Texas-Permian Basin 79, (#6) Texas A&M-International 68

Friday’s Schedule
(#1) Incarnate Word vs. (#4) St. Edward’s, Noon
(#2) St. Mary’s vs. (#3) Texas-Permian Basin, 2:30 p.m.
 
ST. EDWARD’S 78, LINCOLN 75
03/04/10 12:00 p.m. at Bill Greehey Arena, San Antonio, TX
LINCOLN (12-15)
Stacey Smith 7-13 0-0 17; Ashley Norris 7-14 2-5 16; Quenita Washington 5-15 2-2 15; Cherakie Barrett 7-11 0-0 14; Terika Adams 3-5 3-5 9; Liere Dancy 2-8 0-0 4. Totals 31-66 7-12 75.
ST. EDWARD’S (9-19)
Kelli Payton 6-16 8-9 21; Brittany Ward 4-13 6-8 16; Sarah Milewski 5-7 2-3 12; Monica James 5-7 2-2 12; Sara Head 3-6 5-5 11; Shaniqua Adams 1-5 0-0 3; Shan Ghanem 1-2 0-0 2; Kasey Harlos 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 25-56 24-29 78.
Lincoln…………………..   30   36    9  –   75
St. Edward’s………………   26   40   12  –   78
3-point goals–Lincoln 6-15 (Stacey Smith 3-5; Quenita Washington 3-9;
Ashley Norris 0-1), St. Edward’s 4-18 (Brittany Ward 2-6; Shaniqua Adams 1-3; Kelli Payton 1-8; Shan Ghanem 0-1). Fouled out–Lincoln-Liere Dancy, St. Edward’s-None. Rebounds–Lincoln 38 (Stacey Smith 11), St. Edward’s 31 (Sara Head 7). Assists–Lincoln 14 (Cherakie Barrett 8), St. Edward’s 15 (Brittany Ward 5). Total fouls–Lincoln 20, St. Edward’s 15. Technical fouls–Lincoln-None, St. Edward’s-None. A-200
Quarterfinal #1 Heartland Conference Tournament.
 
TEXAS-PERMIAN BASIN 79, TEXAS A&M-INTERNATIONAL 68
03/04/10 2:32 p.m. at Bill Greehey Arena, San Antonio, TX
TEXAS A&M-INTERNATIONAL (5-23)
Johnna Williams 11-17 7-9 29; Mary Tobias 5-9 0-0 14; Linda Banuelos 3-11 0-0 8; Kiandra Metoyer 2-6 2-3 6; Christian Tristan 2-6 0-2 4; Valencia Roy 2-5 0-0 4; Latreshe Jones 1-7 0-0 3; Courtney Dixon 0-2 0-0 0; Jenny Mendez 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-64 9-14 68.
TEXAS-PERMIAN BASIN (16-12)
Tammy Acosta 11-18 4-5 30; Miesha Blackshear 6-11 5-7 17; Andrea Chavez 5-13 5-6 16; Callie Norris 3-7 2-2 10; Lauren Unger 1-2 0-0 3; Taja Tanner 1-6 0-0 2; Micaela Jackson 0-0 1-2 1; Domonique Haywood 0-1 0-0 0; Pasha Cornish 0-5 0-0 0; Simone Jackson 0-0 0-0 0; Christina Lira 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-64 17-22 79.
Texas A&M-International…….   40   28  –   68
Texas-Permian Basin………..   46   33  –   79
3-point goals–Texas A&M-International 7-14 (Mary Tobias 4-6; Linda Banuelos 2-5; Latreshe Jones 1-1; Christian Tristan 0-1; Kiandra Metoyer 0-1), Texas-Permian Basin 8-21 (Tammy Acosta 4-8; Callie Norris 2-4; Andrea Chavez 1-6; Lauren Unger 1-2; Miesha Blackshear 0-1). Fouled out–Texas A&M-International-None, Texas-Permian Basin-None. Rebounds–Texas A&M-International 35 (Johnna Williams 14), Texas Permian Basin 42 (Miesha Blackshear 10). Assists–Texas A&M International 18 (Kiandra Metoyer 4; Mary Tobias 4), Texas-Permian Basin 13 (Miesha Blackshear 7). Total fouls – Texas A&M-International 18, Texas-Permian Basin 17. Technical fouls – Texas A&M-International-None, Texas-Permian Basin-TEAM. A-200
Quarterfinal #2 Heartland Conference Tournament.

 
Men’s Final Scores
(#4) Dallas Baptist 96, (#5) Texas A&M-International 87
(#3) St. Mary’s 76, (#6) St. Edward’s 56

Friday’s Schedule
(#1) Incarnate Word vs. (#4) Dallas Baptist, 5 p.m.
(#2) Newman vs. (#3) St. Mary’s, 7:30 p.m.
 
DALLAS BAPTIST 96, TEXAS A&M-INTERNATIONAL 87
03/04/10 5:00 p.m. at Bill Greehey Arena, San Antonio, TX
TEXAS A&M-INTERNATIONAL (12-15)
St. Paul Latham 12-19 8-9 36; Luis Gomez 8-13 3-4 24; Gary Matthews Jr. 2-8 5-10 10; Chris Swan 3-7 2-3 8; Will Faiivae 1-2 2-4 4; Evan Matteson 1-3 1-1 3; Justin Lafitte 1-2 0-0 2; Mark Walton 0-0 0-0 0; Jose Alicea 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-56 21-31 87.
DALLAS BAPTIST (18-10)
Braxton Adamson 5-12 6-6 18; Jordan McGowen 3-6 11-11 17; Armie Lewis 5-6 0-0 15; Bryan Baumann 4-10 5-5 14; Eddie Gloviak 4-6 4-6 12; Heath Wiechman 4-7 2-3 10; Jared Whitmire 3-3 1-1 8; B.J. Dale 1-3 0-0 2; Joseph Carrington 0-0 0-0 0; Hunter Martin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-53 29-32 96.
Texas A&M-International…….   41   46  –   87
Dallas Baptist…………….   45   51  –   96
3-point goals–Texas A&M-International 10-22 (Luis Gomez 5-8; St. Paul Latham 4-8; Gary Matthews Jr. 1-3; Jose Alicea 0-2; Chris Swan 0-1), Dallas Baptist 9-20 (Armie Lewis 5-6; Braxton Adamson 2-5; Jared Whitmire 1-1; Bryan Baumann 1-6; B.J. Dale 0-1; Jordan McGowen 0-1). Fouled out–Texas A&M-International-Will Faiivae; Chris Swan; Evan Matteson; Gary Matthews Jr., Dallas Baptist-Eddie Gloviak. Rebounds–Texas A&M-International 28 (Gary Matthews Jr. 5), Dallas Baptist 32 (Jordan McGowen 8; Heath Wiechman 8). Assists–Texas A&M-International 15 (Gary Matthews Jr. 4; St. Paul Latham 4), Dallas Baptist 19 (Bryan Baumann 5). Total fouls–Texas A&M-International 28, Dallas Baptist 30. Technical fouls–Texas A&M-International-None, Dallas Baptist-None. A-200
Quarterfinal #1 Heartland Conference Tournament.
DBU-#4 seed; TAMUI-#5 seed.
Dallas Baptist to face #1 seed Incarnate Word.

ST. MARY’S (TEXAS) 76, ST. EDWARD’S 48
03/04/10 7:35 p.m. at Bill Greehey Arena, San Antonio, TX
ST. EDWARD’S (12-16)
Jeff Miner 5-19 3-4 14; Bobby Watkins 3-4 4-4 12; Jannik Zimmer 3-10 3-4 11; Cory Griffin 1-5 5-8 7; Pierre DeClue 1-1 0-0 2; Greg Westry 1-3 0-0 2; Zac Graham 0-1 0-0 0; Reggie Shanks 0-0 0-0 0; Mark Watson 0-2 0-0 0; Cameron Couball 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 14-46 15-20 48.
ST. MARY’S (TEXAS) (16-12)
Curtis Mitchell 6-10 5-5 19; Kevin Kotzur 6-12 2-2 14; Gordon Ward 4-8 2-4 11; D.J. Castro 5-9 0-0 11; Jeremy Fonteneaux 3-7 3-7 9; Darren Lee 2-4 0-0 6; Brad Hubenak 1-3 2-6 4; Jeff Campbell 1-2 0-0 2; John Roberts 0-2 0-0 0; Aaron Thomas 0-0 0-0 0; Jeff Steinbaugh 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-57 14-24 76.
St. Edward’s………………   24   32  –   56
St. Mary’s (Texas)…………   37   39  –   76
3-point goals–St. Edward’s 5-23 (Bobby Watkins 2-2; Jannik Zimmer 2-7; Jeff Miner 1-10; Zac Graham 0-1; Cameron Couball 0-1; Cory Griffin 0-2), St. Mary’s (Texas) 6-11 (Darren Lee 2-3; Curtis Mitchell 2-4; D.J. Castro 1-2; Gordon Ward 1-2). Fouled out–St. Edward’s-Jannik Zimmer, St. Mary’s (Texas)-None. Rebounds–St. Edward’s 25 (Cory Griffin 6), St. Mary’s (Texas) 46 (Kevin Kotzur 9). Assists–St. Edward’s 5 (Mark Watson 2; Bobby Watkins 2), St. Mary’s (Texas) 15 (Curtis Mitchell 5). Total fouls–St. Edward’s 17, St. Mary’s (Texas) 20. Technical fouls–St. Edward’s-None, St. Mary’s (Texas)-Jeff Campbell; TEAM. A-500
Quarterfinal #2 Heartland Conference Tournament.
STMU-#3 seed; SEU-#6 seed.
STMU to play #2 Newman

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