Ibarra leads Houston Baptist over Dallas Christian 96-66
HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Ibarra scored 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting, grabbed 10 rebounds and added four blocks and four assists to guide Houston Baptist to a 96-66 win over Division II member Dallas Christian on Tuesday night.
Braxton Bonds hit 7 of his 10 shots and scored 15 with six steals for the Huskies (2-5), who were playing just their second home game of the season. Ian DuBose scored 12 on 5-of-7 shooting.
Houston Baptist, which came into the game 10th in the nation in offensive rebounding, grabbed 14 against the Crusaders and controlled the boards 39-23.
Keldon Williams topped Dallas Christian with 14 points. Hunter Bennett added 12 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Crusaders, while Trey Lindsey and Dexter Dean scored 10 apiece.
Williams’ 3-pointer gave the Crusaders a 23-18 lead with 7:58 left in the first half, but Ibarra scored eight points to spark a 33-14 run and the Huskies led 51-37 at the half. Houston Baptist’s lead never dropped into single digits in the second half.