Houston Baptist ends skid with 66-56 victory

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HOUSTON (AP)—Andrew Gonzalez scored 21 points and Mario Flaherty added 19 as Houston Baptist defeated Chicago State 66-56 on Thursday.

The win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Huskies (2-12, 1-0 Great West) and extended Chicago State’s skid to six games.

Antonio Lofton came off the bench to score 18 points for the Cougars (5-13, 1-1). Christian Wall added nine.

The two struggling teams combined for 41 turnovers (22 for Houston Baptist, 19 for Chicago State) and neither shot well (each hit 40.7 percent from the field). The Huskies outrebounded the Cougars 43-31.

Wendell Preadom had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Houston Baptist.

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Antonio Lofton Antonio Lofton
7-9,  18 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Houston Baptist
Mario Flaherty Mario Flaherty
8-14,  19 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists

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