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Hunter hits game-winner, Scroggins captures milestone in McMurry sweep of Jackets

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Highlights from both McMurry men's and women's basketball games against Howard Payne.

McMurry WBB 70, HPU 69 (F):

Senior guard Sham Hunter - a former Abilene High School Eagles player - scored a driving layup with 1.9 seconds left in regulation to give the McMurry University women’s basketball team a 70-69 win over Howard Payne University in a key American Southwest Conference West Division match-up. The War Hawks improved to 12-10 overall and 10-5 in the ASC, while the Yellow Jackets fell to 13-9 and 9-5 in the league.

The win completed an impressive comeback by McMurry, which trailed by as much as 18 points – 39-21 – with 3:06 left in the second quarter. McM eventually went into the halftime locker room down by 14, 43-29.

McMurry will play its final home game on Saturday (Feb. 10/2 p.m.), when it welcomes Sul Ross State University to Kimbrell Arena.

McM MBB 83, HPU 80 (F):

On a night senior forward LaRandall Scroggins won't soon forget, the McMurry War Hawks held on for a big 83-80 victory over Brownwood rival Howard Payne on Thursday.

Scroggins, who needed 8 points to reach 1,000 for his career -- scored the opening 8 points. It was capped with a big two-handed dunk that earned the senior his 1,000th career point. He finished with 18 points on the night.

McMurry is now 8-14 overall, 6-9 in conference play. They're back at it on Saturday at home against ASC West Division leader Sul Ross at 4 p.m.

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