Humphrey’s 26 helps New Orleans beat Mobile 65-51
NEW ORLEANS (AP)—Billy Humphrey tied his career high with 26 points and New Orleans rallied to defeat Mobile 65-51 on Wednesday night.
Humphrey, who set his previous career high last Thursday, was 8-for-14 from the field and 9-for-11 from the free throw line for the Privateers (3-1). He did not start the game due to a coach’s decision.
The Rams, who knocked off Louisiana-Lafayette 68-64 a night earlier, led 32-30 at halftime.
The Privateers took the lead a minute into the second half and never relinquished it. Leading 51-47 with 5:29 left, New Orleans used a 14-4 run to pull away.
Charles Carmouche, who also came off the bench for the Privateers, scored 14 points, including 12 in the first half.
Donte Walker scored 14 points for the Rams, an NAIA school which shot just 25.8 percent (8-for-31) in the second half.
Mobile had 23 turnovers while New Orleans had 19.