Brown leads Sam Houston State past Lamar 66-54

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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP)—Preston Brown notched a double-double to help keep Sam Houston State perfect in the Southland Conference with a 66-54 victory over Lamar on Wednesday night.

Brown had a game-high four 3-pointers among his 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Bearkats (19-5, 11-0), who won their 11th game in a row. Gilberto Clavell added 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting.

Justin Nabors led the Cardinals (14-13, 5-6) with 19 points. Kendrick Harris scored 10 points but went just 2 of 11.

Sam Houston State outshot Lamar 46.2 percent (24 of 52) to 33.3 percent (17 of 51) and held a 42-26 rebounding advantage.

The Bearkats blasted to a 7-0 lead, and Corey Allmond’s 3-pointer stretched it to 31-13, the largest of the first half.

Josten Crow’s 3-pointer put Sam Houston State ahead 43-20 before Lamar’s 16-3 run trimmed it to 46-38. But the Bearkats clamped down and won comfortably.

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 Top Performers
 Sam Houston St.
Preston Brown Preston Brown
7-11,  19 Pts
11 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Lamar
Justin Nabors Justin Nabors
7-12,  19 Pts
7 Rebs, 4 Assists

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