January 05, 20171st2ndFinal
Rust College324173
East Texas Baptist424486
Stats at a GlanceRUSTETBU
FG Percentage.413 (26-63) .469 (30-64)
3P FG Percentage.353 (6-17) .286 (8-28)
FT Percentage.652 (15-23) .692 (18-26)
Offensive Rebounds516
Defensive Rebounds1734
Total Rebounds2250
Turnovers616
Steals63
Bench Points1237
LeadersRUSTETBU
PointsDominique Brown - 18
Jordan Quillan - 16
ReboundsAntonio Jones - 5
Jordan Quillan - 10
AssistsRomeo Carter - 2
Robby Dooley - 7
StealsAntonio Jones - 2
Romeo Carter - 2
Landin Brown - 1
Dylan Augustine - 1
Robby Dooley - 1
BlocksDewaun Fowler - 1
Jarvis Jackson - 1
Jordan Gosey - 1
Will Thomas - 1
Davis Robinson - 1
Clayton Stanley - 1
Jordan Quillan - 1
#TIGERSWIN: ETBU Defeats Rust for 5th Straight Win
#TIGERSWIN: ETBU Defeats Rust for 5th Straight Win
Thursday, January 5, 2017

MARSHALL, Texas – It was a special night on the court for the East Texas Baptist University men’s basketball team as they defeated Rust College 86-73 on Thursday night in Ornelas Gymnasium. Senior Dylan Augustine became the 18th player in ETBU program history to reach the 1,000 career point milestone.

ETBU jumped out to 10-2 lead with just under 15 minutes to play in the first half. Rust would cut the lead to two points with a run of their own, but ETBU grabbed momentum to lead by nine, 21-12, with eight minutes to play in the first half. One minute later, Dylan Augustine found his touch for his first three pointer of the game, the 1,000 point shot. ETBU would close out the first half with a 42-32 lead over Rust.

In the second half, ETBU carried momentum from the first half, extending the lead to 16 before the first media timeout. After the second media timeout, Jordan Gray knocked down a pair of free throws to extend the ETBU lead to 24. Rust’s Dominique Brown would hit the next 10 points to spark a comeback for the Bearcats, eventually dropping the ETBU lead to 10 points. That was as close as they would get as ETBU closed out the game for their fifth straight win.

ETBU was led by Jordan Quillian who notched his second double-double of the season. Robby Dooley had 11 points, six rebounds, and seven assists for an all-around night. Augustine and Clayton Stanley picked up nine points each.

ETBU shot 46.9% from the floor, 28.6% from behind the arc, and 69.2% from the free throw line. ETBU had 21 assists in the game, and outrebounded Rust 50-22 in a strong defensive effort, grabbing 16 offensive and 34 defensive rebounds.

Rust had four players reach double-digits. Brown led the way with 18 points, followed by Romeo Carter with 15, Allen Potts added 14 points, and Antonio Jones had 12 points. Rust shot 41.3% from the floor in the game, and forced 16 ETBU turnovers.

“I thought it was a great win.  I thought we defended really well in the first half, then we jumped out to a big lead to start the second half. We were able to hold on down the stretch, and I was excited that we got to play everyone on our roster. It was quality minutes too, the game was still in question, and everyone played meaningful minutes. I was really excited about the effort,” said head coach Brandon Curran after the game.

ETBU will lace up the sneakers once more this weekend, this time on Saturday against Louisiana College. ETBU will resume American Southwest Conference action, and will look to move to 3-3 in ASC play. The game will tipoff at 3:00 p.m.