La Lafayet. 63 at Lamar 80

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James leads Lamar past Louisiana-Lafayette 80-63
Saturday, Dec 3, 2011

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP)—Mike James had 25 points and seven rebounds off the bench, leading Lamar to an 80-63 win Saturday over old rival Louisiana-Lafayette.

James played a team-high 36 minutes and was 11 of 17 from the field. Anthony Miles added 16 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Cardinals (5-3), and Devon Lamb had 12 points, eight rebounds and four steals.

Raymone Andrews had 16 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Ragin’ Cajuns (4-6), and Josh Brown added 13 points and nine rebounds.

Lafayette was within two, 41-39, after an Andrews 3-pointer with 16:08 to play. Lamar responded with a 23-6 run over the next 7 1/2 minutes, capped by a Lamb layup that made it 64-45 with 8:43 left.

With the win, Lamar evened its record against Lafayette at 41-41. The schools were rivals in the Sun Belt Conference before the Cardinals left in 1998.

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Josh Brown Josh Brown
5-12,  13 Pts
9 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Lamar
Mike James Mike James
11-17,  25 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists

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