Lamar defeats Central Arkansas, 73-65

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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP)—Justin Nabors scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Lamar defeated Central Arkansas 73-65 in Southland Conference play on Wednesday night.

Nabors recorded his league leading 11th double-double on the season. Anthony Miles added 15 points and Charlie Harper had 11 for the Cardinals (12-11, 4-4).

Central Arkansas (7-15, 1-7) have now lost four-straight, and 7 of their last 8 games. Mitch Rueter led the Bears with 23 points. He was 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Chris Poellnitz and Tadre Sheppard came off the bench and scored 14 and 10 points, respectively.

Lamar extended their halftime lead to 10, 45-35, with 18:02 left in the second half. The Bears responded with a 12-3 run to make it 48-47 with 10:06 to play. The Bears would score 9 of the games final 12 points in the final 2-minutes to clinch the victory.

Lamar improves its home record to 11-2.

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 Central Arkansas
Mitch Rueter Mitch Rueter
8-13,  23 Pts
1 Rebs, 0 Assists
Justin Nabors Justin Nabors
8-13,  24 Pts
11 Rebs, 2 Assists

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