Denver rallies past Lamar for 62-55 victory

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DENVER (AP)—Denver got 20 points from Nate Rohnert and overcame an eight-point, second-half deficit Wednesday to defeat Lamar 62-55.

Rohnert also had five rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Pioneers (5-1).

Denver trailed 38-30 with 12:30 remaining in the game before going on a 16-7 run to take a 46-45 lead on a layup by Rohnert at the 7:11 mark. The Pioneers still led 56-52 with 1:18 left, then hit 6 of 8 free throws down the stretch to seal it.

Lamar (3-5) got 41 of its 55 points from three players: Anthony Miles had 20 points, Reggie Mathis 11 and Lawrence Nwevo 10.

Denver shot 50 percent from the field (21 for 42) despite making only 1 of 11 3-point attempts. The Pioneers also had 10 steals and forced 17 turnovers by the Cardinals.

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 Top Performers
 Lamar
Anthony Miles Anthony Miles
6-9,  20 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Denver
Nate Rohnert Nate Rohnert
6-9,  20 Pts
5 Rebs, 5 Assists

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