Lamar bench scores 23 in 61-48 win over Denver
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP)—Brandon McThay and Kenny Dawkins came off the bench and scored a combined 23 points to help Lamar beat Denver 61-48 on Saturday night.
McThay scored 12 points and Dawkins added 11 for Lamar (3-0). Tristan Worrell was the leading scorer for the Cardinals with 14 points on a 5-of-7 shooting night. Jay Brown also reached double digits with 13 points.
Denver struggled to keep Lamar off the boards and was outscored 12-4 on second-chance attempts.
Brian Stafford led the Pioneers with 14 points and three rebounds. Rob Lewis scored 13 but turned the ball over four times, while Andrew Hooper scored 10 for the Pioneers.