Jones’26 points lead Central Arkansas past McNeese, 79-69
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — DeAndre Jones hit 6 of 7 from beyond the 3-point arc and had a season-high 26 points as Central Arkansas defeated McNeese State 79-69 in a Southland Conference game on Saturday.
Jaxson Baker, Jared Chatham and Aaron Weidenaar each had 11 points for Central Arkansas (4-11, 3-1). Jones dished nine assists and Chatham added three blocks while the The Bears’defense forced a season-high 21 turnovers.
A.J. Lawson had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Cowboys (5-9, 0-3). He also had seven turnovers but only four assists. Dru Kuxhausen added 14 points. Sha’markus Kennedy had seven rebounds.
Central Arkansas plays New Orleans on the road on Wednesday. McNeese State matches up against Abilene Christian on the road on Wednesday.