Weisbrod double-doubles in Lamar’s win

Published 10:48 pm Thursday, December 29, 2016

BEAUMONT (AP) — Colton Weisbrod had 19 points and 10 rebounds as Lamar drubbed NAIA Huston-Tillotson 91-63 on Thursday night.

Lamar (8-5), which has won three straight and four of its last five, will open Southland Conference play at Central Arkansas on Monday.

Weisbrod hit 8 of 9 field goal attempts and Josh Nzeakor was 8 of 11 from the floor for 17 points. Joey Frenchwood made 6 of 8 field goal attempts to total 12 points while dishing out nine assists.

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Lamar was 36 of 62 (58.1 percent) from the floor. The Cardinals also drilled 8 of 20 from long range while limiting Huston-Tillotson to 4-of-15 shooting from distance.

The Cardinals, who held a 47-37 halftime advantage, opened the second period with a 25-4 run and coasted to the win.

Vernest Dotson had 13 points and Jalen Norwood added 12 to lead the Rams.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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