Louisiana Tech 84, Cent. Arkansas 62

Raheem Appleby had 18 points to lead four double-figure scorers

for Louisiana Tech in an 84-62 win over Central Arkansas on

Saturday.

Cordarius Johnson added 16 points, Romario Souza 13 and Michale

Kyser 12 for the Bulldogs (13-14) of the Western Athletic

Conference in the Bracket Busters win. Kenneth Smith grabbed a

game-high 15 rebounds for Louisiana Tech.

The Bulldogs have now won back-to-back games after dropping four

straight.

Louisiana Tech led just 12-10 five minutes into the game, but

Kenyon McNeaill hit consecutive 3-pointers to help spark an 8-0 run

and the Bulldogs led the rest of the way. They were up by 17 points

at intermission and outscored the Bears of the Southland Conference

36-31 in the second half to seal it.

LaQuentin Miles had 18 points to pace Central Arkansas (7-18),

which has lost nine straight.