Smith has career-best 26 as ULM thumps NW State 80-52
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Daishon Smith had 17 points in the first half as Louisiana-Monroe pulled away early and coasted to an 80-52 win over Northwestern State to halt a three-game skid on Tuesday night.
Smith, who missed the previous three games with a hamstring injury, nailed 8 of 13 from long range to finish with a career-best 26 points. He made five 3s in the first half.
The Warhawks had doubled Northwestern State’s score, 22-11, midway in the first period. They led 44-26 at the break and won the second half 36-26.
ULM (3-3) shot 56 percent in the first half, while holding Northwestern State to just eight field goals. The Warhawks finished shooting 51 percent (28-55) with the Demons making just 19 of 64 shots (30 percent).
LaTerrance Reed had 14 points to lead Northwestern State (2-5) with Dandre Love adding 10 points.