Turner scores 34, leading South Plains over Western Texas

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LEVELLAND — Kieves Turner continued his offensive tear with 34 points and South Plains College shook loose from Western Texas College for a 95-63 victory Monday night in Western Junior College Athletic Conference basketball.

Turner, a 6-foot-1 freshman from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, scored 30, 34 and 25 points in the previous three games. The four-game surge has raised his season average to 18.0 points per game.

South Plains (11-7, 4-1) pulled away after leading 40-36 at halftime to win its fourth game in a row and seventh out of eight. Savion Gallion had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Texans, and Jaylin Reed added 11 points in 17 minutes off the bench.

Khaleem Bennett scored 17 points for Western Texas (11-9, 1-5), followed by Dawson John and Lorenzo Downey with 12 apiece.

SPC women 82

Western Texas 60

SNYDER — Raija Todd scored 16 points and South Plains College extended its win streak to five games with a home victory against Western Texas College.

Ashala Moseberry was in double digits for the third game in a row with 13 points for South Plains (11-5, 5-0), which leads the WJCAC by one-half game over Midland College (14-4, 5-1).

Celia Sumbane and Viktoria Ivanova scored 12 points apiece for the Lady Texans, and Matilda Soderlund and Vitoria Carvalho each had nine off the bench.

Shalance Montoya had 20 points and seven rebounds for Western Texas (7-11, 1-5), and Jordyn Maddix was next with 10.

LCU

The undefeated Lubbock Christian University men remained No. 1 in both major Division II basketball polls released this week, and the Lady Chaparrals dropped to No. 10 in both major polls.

The LCU women (14-3, 3-2 in the Lone Star Conference) lost last week at Texas A&M-Commerce. Subsequently, the Lady Chaps dropped from No. 2 in the Division II sports information directors (D2SIDA) poll and from No. 4 in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association ranking.

A&M-Commerce moved up from No. 6 in both polls to No. 2 this week by the D2SIDA and No. 4 by the WBCA.

The Lady Chaps host St. Edward's at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and St. Mary's at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rip Griffin Center.

The Chaps (16-0, 4-0) host St. Edward's at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and St. Mary's at 4 p.m. Saturday.

LCU forward Parker Hicks was named the Lone Star Conference defensive player of the week for the fifth time this season and the second week in a row. The 6-foot-6 senior from Decatur helped the Chaps hold Texas A&M-Commerce to a season-low point total in a 63-59 LCU victory and helped the Chaps hold UT Tyler to its second-lowest output of the season in a 74-69 LCU win.

Hicks averaged 18.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in the two games.

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