Southeastern Louisiana tops Blue Mountain 69-50
HAMMOND, La. (AP)
Blue Mountain, an NAIA school that counted the game as an exhibition, scored the game's first five points. But Southeastern Louisiana answered with a 9-0 run as Populist, who finished 4 of 8 behind the 3-point line, drained three consecutive 3-pointers to give the Lions the lead for good.
The Toppers closed to within 18-13 on a three-point play by Tyler Shaver, but the Lions pushed their lead back into double digits and led 31-21 at halftime.
Blue Mountain never got closer than seven points the rest of the way.