Nicholls 72, Lamar 63

Dantrell Thomas scored 21 points and Trevon Lewis added 17 for

Nicholls State in a 72-63 win over Lamar on Saturday.

Thomas opened the scoring for the Colonels (8-16, 4-8 Southland

Conference) with an 8-0 run all by himself, knocking down a pair of

3-pointers and foul shots, and Nicholls State eventually increased

the lead to 22-6 with 7:51 before halftime.

Nicholls State led by 10 at intermission and held on despite

being outscored 38-37 by the Cardinals in the second half.

The Colonels outshot the Cardinals 55.3 percent (26 of 47) to

30.6 percent (19 of 62) from the floor in the win.

Anthony Miles led Lamar (16-9, 7-4) with 15 points and Mike

James added 14, while Devon Lamb finished with 13 points and 10

rebounds. The Cardinals came in having won four straight games,

beginning with a victory against Nicholls State on Jan. 28.