Huefner, Powers Lead Sam Houston to Palms Division Title 

Huefner, Powers Lead Sam Houston to Palms Division Title 

November 23, 2022

Donte Powers and Cameron Huefner combined for 42 points as Sam Houston rolled to the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off Palms Division title, defeating South Dakota, 80-49, on Wednesday afternoon. 

Powers was named tournament MVP following the contest. The Bearkats standout guard averaged 16.5 points and shot a combined 65 percent (11-of-17) from the field and 60 percent from 3-point range (6-of-10) in the team’s two victories. 

Huefner had 22 points and went a perfect 4-for-4 from long range for Sam Houston, who shot 56 percent overall with 11 3-pointers. The Bearkats won their two Palms division games by a combined margin of 65 points. 

Paul Bruns led South Dakota with 12 points while Mason Archambault chipped in nine.  

Trailing 9-6 early Huefner and Kian Scroggins combined for 11 straight points, allowing Sam Houston to take a 17-9 lead halfway through the opening frame. After leading 33-19 at halftime, the Bearkats picked up right where they left off, opening the second half on an 18-7 run over first seven minutes to push their lead to 51-26. 

Following today’s action, the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off announced its 2022 Palms Division All-Tournament Team: 

Donte Powers, Sam Houston (MVP)

Cameron Huefner, Sam Houston

R.J. Greene, LIU

Keshawn Williams, Northern Illinois

Mason Archambault, South Dakota

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