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Monroe, Johnson score 24 each to lead unbeaten Pioneers

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Barry Johnson and Markus Monroe scored 24 points each and Wayland Baptist drained 11 3-pointers as the Pioneers overwhelmed Northern New Mexico College on Thursday night in Hutcherson Center, 89-48.

Johnson hit five 3-pointers while Monroe went 12-of-12 from the free-throw line to help the unbeaten Pioneers start their season with four wins for the first time since 2010. The Eagles fell to 4-3.

Wayland, which led 50-25 at halftime, got 10 points from Travis Payton, nine from Sasha Ovcharenko and seven each from Kelly Lawson and Plamen Hristov. Juhreece Thompson and Payton led the Pioneers in rebounds with six each while Monroe posted five assists.

Wayland shot 48 percent (28-of-59) from the field while holding the Eagles to just 28 percent (18-of-64). The Pioneers hit 41 percent (11-of-27) from 3-point range and were 22-of-27 (82 percent) from the free-throw line. NMMC made only 2-of-21 3-pointers and was 10-of-13 from the stripe.

Daniel Chatchou was the only NMMC player in double figures with 10 points.

It was Wayland's best defensive effort since holding West Coast Baptist to 22 points in an 85-22 win two years ago.

The Pioneers play their first road game of the season on Saturday in Hobbs, N.M., where they take on University of the Southwest at 3 p.m. Wayland plays West Texas A&M in Canyon at 7 p.m. Monday before returning to the Hutch at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 against Ecclesia College.

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