The Schreiner men played their second game in just over 24 hours Tuesday night when they took on Hardin-Simmons. Phillip Kee showed no signs of dead legs as the senior big man scored 12 points in the opening 3:45 leading the Mountaineers to a 22-10 lead midway through the opening half. However, the Cowboys contained Kee for the remaining 30 minutes and mounted a comeback to snap SU’s two-game winning streak with a 75-73 win.
With just 60 seconds to play, Keenan Gumbs flushed home points 16 and 17, which cut the HSU lead to 74-73. Nathaniel Jack left the door open for SU coming through on just one of two free throws, but Gumbs was unable to net points 18, 19 and 20 as his three-point shot at the buzzer came up short.
Schreiner went on a scoring spree to open the second half, which included a pair of Gumbs dunks and a three-pointer that built the Mountaineers lead to 45-31 just 3:30 into the half. Hardin-Simmons turned things around just as quick. The Cowboys scored 26 points in eight minutes to come back and grab a 57-56 lead with 8:29 to play. They never trailed again.
Gumbs scored 17 and Dustin Bercut had 11.
WHERE DID KEE GO?
After scoring the team’s first 12 points in less than four full minutes, Kee was held to just 10 points over the final 36 minutes. Mainly to due not being on the floor. The senior played just 19 minutes Tuesday night to score 22 points, a team high. But, saw just the fifth most minutes on the squad. His backup, Wes Miller, played 23 minutes and scored just two points going 0-for-2 from the floor.