BEAUMONT, Texas — Senior Avery Sullivan closed out the ultimate residence sport of his Lamar College profession with an 11-point, 12-rebound effort, whereas sophomore David Muoka added 12 rebounds and 13 factors to steer LU to a 66-47 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Monday night on the Montagne Heart.
Wednesday’s contest was a rescheduled sport from one postponed earlier within the season and strikes Large Pink to 7-17 on the season and 5-10 in Southland Convention play.
“I believed our protection did an distinctive job tonight and actually saved us within the sport till our offense acquired it going,” mentioned LU head coach Tic Price. “Each Avery Sullivan and David Muoka did an awesome job down low, and Kasen and Davion gave us some large baskets once we wanted them.”
The Cardinals acquired out a gradual begin within the second half, however shortly picked up the tempo capturing 14-of-27 (.519) within the ultimate 20 minutes and higher than 49 % for the sport. Large Pink additionally completed the night time 6-of-14 (.429) from three-point vary, however for one of many few instances this season struggled from the free throw line. LU additionally led on the boards with a 40-34 rebound benefit.
The Cardinals took benefit of Corpus Christi’s turnovers. The Islanders had been compelled into 17 errors on the night time which led to a 24-10 benefit in quick break factors.
The Islanders managed to maintain the sport shut within the first half, however the longer the sport wore on the extra LU’s protection started to trigger issues. A&M-Corpus Christi completed the night time capturing lower than 33 % from the sector and simply 30 % from the three-point vary.
A&M-Corpus Christi additionally harm itself on the free throw line Monday. The Islanders went to the road extra instances than LU however transformed fewer than 36 % of their makes an attempt.
LU did not enable any participant on the Islanders’ roster to hit double figures as Simeon Fryer and Ladu Laku led the way in which with 9.
For a sport that noticed not more than a nine-point lead within the first half, and only a five-point benefit at halftime, the Cardinals allowed only a small bit of pleasure within the ultimate 20 minutes earlier than placing the wraps on the competition. After a De’Lazarus Keys basket tied the sport lower than three minutes into the half, the Cardinals responded with a 12-2 run to take a 10-point benefit with 11:31 remaining within the contest. 4 minutes later Large Pink pushed its benefit to 18 factors and by no means seemed again pushing their result in as many as 23 earlier than the ultimate rating.
The Cardinals shut out the season Saturday after they journey to Lake Charles, La., for the rematch with McNeese. The Battle of the Border – Half II, will tip of at four p.m. from Burton Coliseum.