The Blinn College men’s basketball team benefited from a stellar performance from Nick Folk and buried 10 3-pointers en route to an 84-66 Region XIV road victory over Angelina College on Saturday in Lufkin, Texas.

The Buccaneers are now 16-6 and 7-4 in the region thanks to a three-game winning streak in region matchups. Blinn is also now in sole possession of second place in the Region XIV South Zone, a position it shared with Angelina prior to Saturday’s win.

“We played a very good basketball game,” Blinn head coach Scott Schumacher said. “That was a big win for us on the road. Angelina has a good team; they’re well-coached and they play extremely hard, but our guys just gutted that one out and played a very good basketball game all around.”

Folk, a sophomore guard, was instrumental in the Bucs’ triumph over the Roadrunners. He went 7 of 8 from 3-point range and finished with a game-high 30 points. 

Freshman wing Anthony Isaac scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds, and sophomore guard Jadin Johnson followed with 11 points. 

The Bucs led 41-36 at halftime and pulled away after the break.

“We’re playing good basketball right now,” Schumacher added. “Our guys are moving the ball on offense, we’re really guarding well on defense, and we’re doing the right things to win.”

Blinn gets back to work with a region bout against Jacksonville College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Kruse Center in Brenham, Texas.

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 45 NJCAA national championships since 1987. 

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