HOUSTON (AP) — Braxton Bonds and Atif Russell scored 18 points each and Houston Baptist won its fourth straight, beating Sam Houston State 88-77 on Thursday night.

Colter Lasher and Josh Ibarra added 15 points each and Reveal Chukwujekwu collected 10 rebounds for the Huskies (12-12, 8-6 Southland), who swept the season series from the Bearkats (18-9, 9-5), handing Sam Houston State its lone home loss, 79-65, on Dec. 29.

A 13-0 run, with nine points from Russell, gave the Huskies the lead for good late in the first half, which ended with Houston Baptist leading 42-35.

The Huskies led by as many as 19 in the second half before the Bearkats hit seven straight shots in a 17-2 run to get within four with 9½ minutes left. Houston Baptist responded with a 13-4 run, with six points from Lasher, to lead 76-63 and the lead remained in double figures.