Northwestern St. 98, Nicholls St. 88

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP)—Colby Bargeman scored 24 points, including four 3-pointers, and Luke Rogers added 19 as Northwestern State wore down the short-handed Nicholls State for a 98-88 Southland Conference win on Thursday.

Northwestern State, the two-time defending conference champions, won its fourth straight. The Demons (10-9, 5-2) overcame a 10-point first half hole with a 17-point turnaround keyed by a 12-0 burst.

The Demons held a 44-40 halftime edge and never trailed on their way to the win.

Nicholls (3-17, 2-4) had only eight players in the game, with six getting 25 minutes or more of action. The Colonels scrapped back within four twice, last at 77-73 with 6:22 to go, but Northwestern State got seven straight points from Jerry Moody as the Demons rebuilt a 10-point margin with 3:25 to go.

Moody added 15 points for Northwestern, while Jermaine Spencer scored 13 and Jones scored 10 and had 10 assists in the game.

Stefan Blaszczynski paced the Colonels with 24.

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 Top Performers
 Northwestern St.
C. Bargeman C. Bargeman
9-14,  24 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Nicholls St.
S. Blaszczynski S. Blaszczynski
6-12,  24 Pts
9 Rebs, 5 Assists

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