, Port Arthur, Texas


November 16, 2012

Knight's Cardinals seek first win in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Lamar University will take a break from play in the NIT Season Tip-Off to travel to Charlotte for a 6:30 p.m. men’s basketball contest against the 49ers from Halton Arena.

 The Cardinals (0-2) opened the year Monday at the NIT Midwest Regional with a 79-55 loss to host Kansas State and then fell 74-59 to North Texas in the consolation game. Lamar will continue play in the NIT starting with a 6 p.m. contest at Virginia on Nov. 19.

 This will be just the third meeting between the two schools, with the series tied at a win apiece. The 49ers won the first contest 91-86 at the Roadrunner Classic in Las Cruces, N.M., on Dec. 10, 1976. In more recent history, Lamar won 72-54 in the Montagne Center last season.

 Last year’s meeting saw LU’s Charlie Harper register 22 points and a career-high 18 rebounds en route to the victory. The Cardinals outrebounded the 49ers 52-28 and limited the visitors to 32.8 percent shooting for the game.

 Guard Anthony Miles added 20 points in the game, while the only five Cardinals still on the team combined for eight points. Redshirt junior Osas Ebomwonyi did finish with eight boards and a career-high six blocked shots in the game.

 Derrio Green led Charlotte with 19 points and K.J. Sherrill added 11.

 The Cardinals, who have just five returning letterwinners on this year’s team, are averaging 57.0 points per game on 43.0 percent shooting through their first two contests. LU has struggled with turnovers, coughing it up nearly 25 times per game.

 Redshirt freshman Rhon Mitchell has put up 14.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game through the Cardinals’ first two outings. Senior guard Donley Minor is the Cards’ other double-figure scorer at 13.5 points per game on 56.3 percent shooting. Minor is also a healthy 5-of-8 from 3-point range on the season.

 Freshman guard Donnell Minton is coming off an impressive 15-point effort against North Texas. Minton leads the Cards with eight assists and has pulled down three rebounds per game.

 The 49ers bring an unblemished 2-0 record into the contest with home wins over Charleston Southern (68-58) and Georgia Southern (66-53). Charlotte’s two opponents managed just 31.5 percent shooting from the field and the 49ers are grabbing nearly nine rebounds per game more than their opponents.


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  • Bassmaster Elites are coming back

    The Bassmaster Elite Series returns to Southeast Texas in March 2015 to fish out of Orange.
    The announcement was made last week, ahead of Bassmaster’s official tournament schedule announcement and the buzz is already strong in Southeast Texas and beyond.
    I was in Orlando, Fla. attending the ICAST (fishing trade) show and talked with a number of top anglers including Kevin VanDam, Mike Iaconelli and Shaw Grigsby who said it was no surprise they would return considering the massive turnout for the weigh-ins and that the area welcomed them in a very special way.
    It’s far too early to speculate anything like who the top contenders will be or how the fishing will be but there are some things to keep in mind and to look for over the next few months and into the event itself.
    • Prefishing-There is a pre-fishing cutoff that usually extends to right before the Bassmaster Classic and I fully expect most of the anglers in the Elites to come back and prefish.
    Last go-round probably 2/3 of the field fished the area but this time I expect that to be just about everyone. Many of the anglers that did not pre-fish told me they expected to have a lot of water to fish but the sheer volume and diversity was almost overwhelming.
    Beginning probably in the early fall we will see many anglers fishing local waters to get a better idea on how to approach the area.
    • East to West Runs-The Elite anglers fished far and wide but I expect even more running next go-round. After launching from the Simmons Drive Boat Ramp in Orange angler Bill Lowen ran down the Intracoastal, across Galveston Bay and fished in the Clear Lake area and placed in the top 12. The more adventurous anglers will try super long runs, in my opinion, even longer than last time to try and score on big fish. The Intracoastal Canal system makes that possible.
    • Sabine River -Very few of the anglers actually fished in the Sabine River despite the event being called the “Sabine River Challenge”. I think that will change with more anglers running as far north as they can to find pockets of fish that receive little pressure and perhaps a four or five-pounder to push them over the top.
    • Bigger Turnout-Last year some 34,000 people attended the event which set a Bassmaster record for an Elite event.
     It was broken a couple of weeks later in New York but I fully expect the 2015 tournament to draw 40,000 plus. The reason they are coming back is not for the stellar fishing because while we have lots of bass, everyone knows our fishery cannot compare to Toledo Bend for example.
    The support from the public however was amazing and that is what is bringing the top anglers on the planet to fish our area.
    We will have the very best coverage of the event beginning now and leading up to it with exclusive interviews with all of the top pros with not only their thoughts on the big event but with unique tips on how you can catch more fish.
    It’s an exciting time and I look forward to bringing you special coverage on a special event.
    (To contact Chester Moore, e-mail him at You can hear him on “Moore Outdoors” Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI or online at or watch him on “God’ Outdoors with Chester Moore” Saturdays at 10 a.m. on

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