Late 3-pointer sinks GCU in narrow defeat to Sam Houston

Jan 22, 2022, 5:10 PM | Updated: 10:11 pm
Jovan Blacksher Jr. #10 of the Grand Canyon Antelopes on the court during the first half against th...
Jovan Blacksher Jr. #10 of the Grand Canyon Antelopes on the court during the first half against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the first round game of the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on March 20, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Jaden Ray had 15 points and his three-pointer with just under 90 seconds to play allowed Sam Houston to hold off Grand Canyon 58-56 on Saturday.

Savion Flagg had 13 points for Sam Houston (12-9, 7-1 Western Athletic Conference), which won its fifth consecutive game.

Demarkus Lampley, the Bearkats’ second-leading scorer entering the contest at 11 points per game, was held to three points.

He shot 14% from three-point range at a 1-for-7 clip.

Jovan Blacksher Jr. had 16 points for the Antelopes (14-4, 4-2).

Holland Woods added 11 points. Yvan Ouedraogo had nine rebounds.


GCU travels to tip off against New Mexico State on Jan. 29.

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