Bulldogs claim 1st road win by slipping past Hill, 79-78

HILLSBORO — Unbeaten Navarro survived yet another one-point game, but claimed its first road victory Tuesday with a 79-78 triumph over Hill College at The Bob Bullock Sports Center.

Dondre Griffin sank a team-high 19 points  that included four three-pointers to pace the Bulldogs.  Jahlil Nails added 18 points and a team-high nine rebounds.  Odessey Keeling returned with a 16-point, six-assist game, plus a steal and a blocked shot for the 5-foot-10 freshman guard.

More key contributions came up front from Emmanuel Egbuta, who pitched in eight points, cleared seven rebounds and blocked a shot.  Kelvon Fuller threaded seven points and grabbed another eight rebounds.

Coach Michael Landers’ Bulldogs (3-0) shot 47 percent from the floor (32-of-67), and 32 percent from the perimeter (9-of-28),

The Bulldogs host the annual two-day Lewis Orr Classic beginning Friday.  NC will face off against the Fort Hood Phantom Warriors at 7 pm Friday and against El Centro at 3 pm Saturday.