Louisiana-Monroe defeats Louisiana-Lafayette 73-69

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MONROE, La. (AP)—Kenneth Averette and Dynile Forbes scored 16 points each to lead Louisiana-Monroe to a 73-69 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday night.

The Warhawks (9-15, 5-8 Sun Belt Conference) withstood a 23-9 run by the Ragin’ Cajuns (8-16, 5-8) in the final six minutes to split the season series. Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Louisiana-Monroe 86-58 on Dec. 15.

Forbes hit a layup to give the Warhawks a 64-46 lead with 6:16 remaining, but Randell Daigle keyed Louisiana-Lafayette’s run.

His fifth 3-pointer of the game cut the lead to 68-64 with 46 seconds left, but Louisiana-Monroe sealed the game at the free-throw line.

Daigle had a career-high six 3-pointers to finish with 23 points. La’Ryan Gary added 14 points for the Ragin’ Cajuns, who have lost six straight road games.

Afam Nweke added 12 points for Louisiana-Monroe.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 LA Lafayette
Randell Daigle Randell Daigle
8-19,  23 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists
 LA Monroe
Kenneth Averette Kenneth Averette
6-10,  16 Pts
2 Rebs, 4 Assists

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