Bulletin Staff Report

REDLANDS, Calif. — In a rematch of last year’s NCAA Division III second-round tournament game, the No. 2 Howard Payne Lady Jackets opened their season with a 71-60 win over Chapman here Friday.

Stacey Blalock scored 26 points to pace the Lady Jackets (1-0), while Meia Daniels added 11 points. Kim Hoffman and Daphnie Pippins chipped in eight points each.

Leading 31-27 at halftime, the Lady Jackets outscored Chapman (0-1) 40-33 in the second half.

UTPB 108, Jackets 54

ODESSA — In the Yellow Jackets’ season-opening loss, HPU (0-1) shot 35.7 percent for the game, while UTPB shot 67 percent and scored 63 points in the second half.

Tom Hermann scored 16 points to lead Howard Payne.