Dehoyos scores 24, hits 5 3-pointers to lead Schreiner to victory over Centenary

The Mountaineers win their third consecutive game, still in hunt for SCAC title.

Alex Dehoyos put Schreiner University on his back on Friday night and willed the Mountaineers to a crucial victory against visiting Centenary College, 71-57.

Dehoyos, a senior guard, hit a season-high five 3-pointers, including three in the second half, to score a team-high 24 points. The victory keeps the Mountaineers in the race for the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference title, extends Schreiner’s winning streak to three games and puts the team at above .500 for the first time this season.

Kamden Ross had 10 points and 10 rebounds — his fifth consecutive double-double — and Darian Gibson added 11 points and 10 rebounds. However, it was the emergent play of first-year swingman Jalen Ned that sparked the Mountaineers, with nine of his 17 points in the second half. Ned had a 6-0 scoring run by himself at one point in the second half.

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Schreiner University guard Alex Dehoyos scored a game-high 24 points and hit a season-high five 3-pointers for the Mountaineers. Dehoyos played 37 minutes.

Dehoyos scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half.

This game was tight in the second half, with Centenary cutting Schreiner’s 31-22 halftime lead to a 43-43 tie with 10:27 left in the game. That’s when Dehoyos broke the tie with a 3-pointer. With 3:18 left, Dehoyos hit another 3-pointer to extend Schreiner's lead to 66-57.

At that point, Schreiner’s defense held Centenary scoreless over the next three minutes to seal the victory.

Schreiner didn’t get help in its pursuit of a conference title on Friday night when St. Thomas crushed Texas Lutheran, 92-62. St. Thomas and Trinity are tied for the conference lead, and Schreiner sits one game back. Centenary plays at Trinity on Saturday.

The Mountaineers, now 11-10 on the season, play host to Austin College at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Jalen Ned soars for two of his nine points in the second half against Centenary.

Darian Gibson scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Mountaineers.

Jalen Ned connects on a second-half 3-pointer on Friday night.

Kamden Ross scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Mountaineers.

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