Northwestern State gets key conference win over McNeese State

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP)—Trey Gilder’s 15 points led five double-figure scorers for Northwestern State as the Demons won for the fifth time in six games, handily defeating McNeese State 81-71 on Thursday night.

C.J. Clark added 13 points for Northwestern State (12-14, 8-4 Southland Conference), while Colby Bargeman had 11 and Keithan Hancock and Jerry Moody added 10 apiece as the Demons shot 46 percent from the field and a blistering 85 percent (23-27) on free throws.

The Demons never trailed, going up by 10 points for the first time with 6:32 left in the first half and leading 43-31 at halftime.

McNeese (10-13, 4-7) trailed by as many as 17 points midway through the final period and never got closer than the final margin.

The Cowboys, who beat the Demons 85-74 on Jan. 23, picked up 15 points from John Ford, 12 each by Jarvis Bradley and John Pinchon, and 10 from Stephan Martin.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 McNeese St.
John Ford John Ford
6-10,  15 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Northwestern St.
Colby Bargeman Colby Bargeman
3-4,  11 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists

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