It was a good start to a rugged road trip for the West Texas A&M University basketball teams on Thursday night. Not such a good night for travel partners, Eastern New Mexico.
The Buffs and Lady Buffs swept games at Tarleton State while ENMU got swept at Texas A&M-Commerce.
The 17th ranked Lady Buffs were led by Lexi Hightower with 25 points while Abby Spurgin had a double-double, 14 points and 10 rebounds.
The 4th ranked Buffaloes got 23 points from senior post Ryan Quaid as he moved into 2nd place on the all-time scoring list at WT. This is the first season sweep by the Buffs over the Texans since 2007.
WT plays at Commerce on Saturday while ENMU heads to Tarleton.
17. W. Texas A&M 76 Tarleton St. 62
E. New Mexico 55 A&M Commerce 62
4. W. Texas A&M 81 Tarleton St. 65
E. New Mexico 78 A&M Commerce 87
Area round playoffs
Nazareth 63 Shamrock 30
Booker 56 Texline 57
Mclean 68 Happy 43