Baxter scores 19, Sam Houston St. takes 63-52 win

The Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Paul Baxter scored 19 points and James Thomas added 12 to help Sam Houston State record a wire-to-wire victory 63-52 over Central Arkansas on Thursday night.

Sam Houston State (11-6, 4-1 Southland) also had a 44-34 rebounding advantage, with Thomas leading the way with eight.

Central Arkansas (5-10, 0-5) was led by LaQuentin Miles, who scored 13 points and had three steals. Jordan Harks had eight rebounds.

Sam Houston State had a 26-18 scoring edge off the bench and an 11-6 edge off second-chance points.

Neither team shot the ball well. Sam Houston State had a field-goal percentage of 38.5 percent, while Central Arkansas had just 35.7.

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