Lamar 89, Nicholls St. 82

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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP)—Brandon Chappell scored 29 points, including nine 3-pointers, to help lead Lamar to an 89-82 victory over Nicholls State on Thursday night.

Darren Hopkins used a 3-pointer to give Lamar (9-12, 3-4 Southland) the lead for good at 72-71 with 4:23 left in the second half and the Cardinals slowly pulled away from Nicholls State (3-19, 2-6). Hopkins finished with 26 points. Matthew Barrow and Lawrence Nwevo each had 11 for Lamar.

Chappell hit 10-of-13 from the field, including 9-of-11 from 3-point range.

Ryan Bathie led Nicholls State with 25 points and James Dixon came off the bench to score 20. Bathie hit 7-of-14 3-pointers. Adonis Gray scored 12 and Stefan Blaszczynski scored 11.

Lamar led 46-40 at the half.

Lamar shot 59 percent from the field and Nicholls State shot 44 percent.

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 Nicholls St.
R. Bathie R. Bathie
9-16,  25 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists
B. Chappell B. Chappell
10-13,  29 Pts
3 Rebs, 7 Assists

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