Houston Baptist 65, N.J. Tech 49

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP)—Andrew Puzyk scored 16 points and Baron Sauls added 15 as Houston Baptist defeated New Jersey Institute of Technology 65-49 Tuesday night.

N.J. Tech (1-22) jumped to an early 11-3 lead as freshman Isaiah Wilkerson scored seven points in the game’s first eight minutes. Houston Baptist (3-20) battled back to tie the game at 12 on a jumper by Sauls with 9:25 to go in the half.

The teams exchanged baskets for the next six minutes before Houston Baptist pulled away with a 24-4 run spanning the last three minutes of the first half and the first 6:28 after intermission.

Sauls had five points in his team’s 9-0 run to close the first half, and Puzyk hit three 3-pointers in the first 5:37 to key the 15-4 surge that opened the second half.

Houston Baptist was winless in 12 previous road games this season.

Wilkerson had a game-high 18 points to lead the Highlanders.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Houston Baptist
Baron Sauls Baron Sauls
7-11,  15 Pts
8 Rebs, 5 Assists
Isaiah Wilkerson Isaiah Wilkerson
7-16,  18 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists

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