Louisiana-Lafayette 83, N. Arizona 66
Junior-college transfer Kadeem Coleby made an instant impact in
his debut for Louisiana-Lafayette, scoring 16 points and blocking
eight shots in an 83-66 win against Northern Arizona on Friday
night at the Hilltop Challenge.
Coleby, a 6-9 center from Daytona College, took advantage of an
undersized Lumberjacks (0-1) roster to score 12 points in the
second half, when the Ragin’ Cajuns (1-0) led by as many as 21.
Darshawn McClellan added 13 points and Bryant Mbamalu had 12
points with three assists in what was both teams’ season
James Douglas led Northern Arizona with 21 points. The
Lumberjacks were undone by their own shooting – 35.1 percent – and
an inability to stop the Ragin’ Cajuns, who hit 62.3 percent from
J.J. Thomas, a preseason first-team All-Sun Belt Conference
selection, had nine points, eight rebounds and six assists for