McNeese State beats Northwestern State 81-75

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP)—John Pichon scored 25 points and McNeese State beat Northwestern State 81-75 on Wednesday night.

Pichon, who was one point short of his career best, shot 8-for-11 in the first half and finished 11-for-15 from the field.

Kleon Penn added 14 points and 10 rebounds for his second-straight double-double and Stephan Martin scored 14 points for McNeese State (8-12, 2-5 Southland Conference).

The Cowboys led by as many as 75-55 with just over five minutes left in the game.

McNeese State shot 54.4 percent from the field (31 of 57), while the Demons (9-13, 1-6) shot 34.1 percent (28 of 82).

Keithan Hancock led Northwestern State with 17 points and Michael McConathy and Damon Jones added 12 each.

The win snapped a four game losing streak by the Cowboys.

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 Northwestern St.
Michael McConathy Michael McConathy
4-18,  12 Pts
4 Rebs, 8 Assists
 McNeese St.
John Pichon John Pichon
11-15,  25 Pts
4 Rebs, 4 Assists

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