Campbell leads Larks past Warriors

Freshman point guard Coye Campbell (Mesquite, Texas) scored a game high 25 points to help lead the Hesston College men’s basketball team past Sterling College JV 97-77.

Campbell set the tone and was aggressive early, sneaking by defenders and muscling his way to the hoop for numerous contested lay ups as the Warriors didn’t seem to have an answer for the shifty guard. His 15 points in the first half helped the Larks to a 49-39 halftime lead.

Freshman guard Collin Means (Deer Park, Texas) found his range, finishing with 19 points, 15 in the first half. Means connected on (five) 3 point field goals to give the Larks a balanced inside-outside scoring punch. Freshman Zac Neely (Ada, Okla.) also hit double figures with 14 points and sophomore Heath Agnew (Mountain City, Texas) added 10 for the Larks. Brondrick Bell led the Warriors with 19 points and Isaac Otrosky added 15, all on 3 pointers, in the loss. With the win, Hesston moves to 4-3 overall.

“We played fundamental basketball, had good ball movement and quality shot selection,” Coach Dustin Galyon said of the team’s performance. “Our defensive intensity was high and we stuck to assignments all night.”

Hesston College men’s basketball will return to Yost Center for a home game on Thursday vs. Northern Oklahoma College-Enid. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.