No one seemed to find the basket for the first three minutes of Thursday's Haskell Indian Nations University and York College game. However, it didn't take long for the Indians to break out for a solid performance and take a 34 - 21 commanding lead at the break. In the second half, the Panthers picked up the pressure as they rallied behind Cameron Coleman's 17 points to survive with a 67 - 55 win on a frigid night in York, Nebraska.
After two straight losses on the road, the men's basketball team was glad to be back home at the Coffin Sports Complex and maybe that's just what they needed. A blazing first half by the Indians propelled Haskell to a 53 - 41 lead at the break over York College. Determined to get back in the game, the Panthers would apply the pressure and the game became very physical down the stretch. However, the 12-point advantage at the half made the difference as HINU hung on for a 90 - 79 victory in Lawrence.
After dropping two basketball games over the MLK weekend, the men's team will be looking for a win on the road. Snow was in the area on Thursday as HINU left for Grace University in Omaha. The two teams had already squared off this season and the Indians managed to edge Grace 71 - 69.
It looked promising Tuesday as Haskell Indian Nations University traded baskets with Langston (OK) in the first half. Down by only one at the break, the Lions utilized the home court advantage and prevailed for a 92 - 81 victory over the Indians. Curtis Jones was one of five Langston players in double figures and he led the Lions in scoring with 18 points.
|Langston University at||81|
|Central Christian College||91|
|York College at||79|
|Crowley's Ridge College||62|
|Avila University at||72|
|College of the Ozarks||83|
|Grace University at||69|
|Central Christian College at||5:00 pm|
|(RV)College of the Ozarks at||7:30 pm|
|Crowley's Ridge College at||7:00 pm|