Daniels scores 20 in Islanders’ 70-63 win over Sam Houston

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP)—Chris Daniels scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Texas A&M-Corpus Christi over Sam Houston State 70-63 on Saturday.

Matt Slatnick added 14 points and was 4-for-6 from 3-point range for the Islanders (9-20, 6-10 Southland), who broke a five-game losing streak to end its season.

Ashton Mitchell scored 13 points and John Gardiner added 11 for the Bearkats (22-7, 10-6). Sam Houston entered the game having already clinched the third seed in next week’s Southland Conference tournament.

Both teams struggled early, shooting under 40 percent in the first half. Sam Houston led most of the way and took a 32-31 lead into halftime.

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Ashton Mitchell Ashton Mitchell
4-8,  13 Pts
2 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Texas A&M C.C.
Chris Daniels Chris Daniels
6-14,  20 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists

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