Hopkins leads Lamar past TAMCC, 79-72

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP)—Darren Hopkins scored 17 points, including 12 on 3-pointers, to lead Lamar past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Wednesday, 79-72.

Hopkins led five Cardinals in double figures. Lamar Sanders, Kenny Dawkins and Justin Nabors each had 12 points and Currye Todd added 10 for Lamar (18-8, 12-1 Southland).

It was the 11th straight win for Lamar.

Lamar never trailed, leading by as many as 17 with 8:50 to go. But with about five minutes left, the Islanders scored the next 12 points in a row. The Islanders’ Justin Reynolds keyed the comeback with a layup, then after a steal he hit the Islanders’ next bucket, a 3-pointer, to close the game to 72-69. But Lamar’s Currye Todd answered with a 3-pointer with 1:14 remaining, and a layup by Justin Nabors and free throws by Kenny Dawkins sealed the game for the Cardinals.

The Islanders (8-18, 5-8) were led by Reynolds’ 22 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Perkins scored 12 and Chris Daniels added 10 points.

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 Lamar
Darren Hopkins Darren Hopkins
6-9,  17 Pts
4 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Texas A&M C.C.
Justin Reynolds Justin Reynolds
9-17,  22 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists

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