SAN ANTONIO -- Braxton Bonds scored a career-high 27 points as Houston Baptist edged Incarnate Word 96-92 on Wednesday night, snapping a six-game skid.
Bonds made 12 of 15 from the field for the Huskies (6-13, 2-6 Southland Conference). Jalon Gates added 18 points, Ty Dalton had 11 points and seven rebounds and Stephen O'Suji had 10 points with five rebounds and four assists.
The Huskies had a 36-23 rebounding advantage.
Houston Baptist trailed 45-44 at the break and was down 57-48 early in the second half but Incarnate Word stalled midway through, and a dunk by Bonds put the Huskies on top, 77-75, with 6:59 to play. Incarnate Word closed to tie it 88-all with 2:24 remaining but Gates answered with a 3-pointer, a layup and a dunk in a 7-1 spurt that sealed it for the Huskies.
Dwight Murray Jr. scored 20 points to lead the Cardinals (6-15, 1-7), who have lost six straight.
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