Northwestern St. holds off Houston Baptist, 84-76

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HOUSTON (AP)—Damon Jones scored 15 points and Devin White had 12 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in Northwestern State’s 84-76 victory against Houston Baptist on Saturday.

Jones and White were among six players in double figures for Northwestern State (7-4). Keithan Hancock had 12, and C.J. Clark, William Mosley and Kalem Porterie had 10 apiece.

Gordon Watt had his fourth double-double for Houston Baptist (0-11), leading his team with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Houston Baptist led by 14 points in the first half, but Northwestern State went on a 16-2 run spanning both halves for a 49-47 lead with 15:39 remaining.

Northwestern State went ahead for good at 52-51 on a dunk by Clark with 12:13 to go.

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