Bulletin Staff Report

WAXAHACHIE — The Howard Payne Yellow Jackets improved to 3-2 with their second non-conference win over the Southwestern Assemblies of God Lions, 65-54, here Tuesday night.

Howard Payne also defeated SAGU, 73-60, in its home opener on Nov. 20.

Tuesday’s win also marked the first back-to-back victories of the year for the Yellow Jackets, who held off University of the Ozarks, 86-78, Saturday.

Tom Hermann scored 23 points to pace the Yellow Jacket offense, followed by 14 points from Travis Dawson.

Daytona Burch added eight points off the bench, Zane Smith scored six, Lee Scott finished with five, Bryan Blalock had four points, three points came from Deandray McDaniel and John Bryant added two points.

The Yellow Jackets will be back in ASC action at 3 p.m. Saturday at Sul Ross.