After struggling in its recent road swing, the Blinn men’s basketball team was more than ready to return to its home court. Behind a pack crowd at the Blinn P.E. Building Saturday, the Buccaneers routed the Jacksonville Jaguars 77-57.
“It was good for us to come back and get a win at home,” Blinn (13-6, 4-5 Region XIV) coach Scott Schumacher said. “I thought our guys came ready to play tonight and played with a lot of intensity.”
That level of intensity gave the Bucs the advantage the entire contest. By the 10:30 mark of the second half, Blinn built a 20-point lead. And when the Jaguars cut Blinn’s lead back to 13, the Bucs had help from sophomores Jourdan Stickler and Macari Brooks to once again build a comfortable lead.
Stickler broke out of a recent funk and scored 21 points that included five 3-pointers. Brooks added 18 and Cornell Barnett scored 12.
“Our guys have been really focused the past few days,” Schumacher said. “They came out ready for this game and didn’t dwell on the past.”
Blinn had hit a rough stretch the past week when the team dropped all three of its road games. Schumacher said the players responded well by turning in solid practices and spending quality time breaking down film.
The Bucs are now 4-0 at home in 2014, and 11-2 on their home court on the season.
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(Story courtesy: Matt Keyser, Blinn Information)