Cougars Notch W’s in First Two Games

Collin College Men's Basketball

Collin College Men's Basketball took advantage of 18 turnovers in its 121-73 win over the East Texas Baptist University JV, Nov. 5 (photos). The win was the Cougars' second of the regular season after topping Tomball College two days earlier. 

The Cougars ran away with their game against ETBU early, relying on speed that the Tigers just could not match. Collin went up by more than 20 points in the opening minutes of the game, although East Texas Baptist would rally late in the first half and halt the Cougars' momentum for a short time. 

Forced turnovers kept the Tigers at bay and turned the second half into an impromptu slam dunk contest. The Cougars had three crowd-pleasers in the final minutes of the game. 

The Cougars' shooting was strong throughout. Collin shot 59.5 percent overall from the floor and went 15-34 from behind the arc. Tajzmel Sherman led all scorers with 43 points, but 12 players contributed to the lopsided win. 

Five Collin players scored double digits in both the ETBU and Tomball games. The Cougars had a respectable 44.6 percent field goal percentage. Sherman again led scoring with 20, followed by River Reed with 13 and Mason Hix with 15.