Scores

Final

Lamar 65

(15-17, 8-8 Southland)

Northwestern St 78

(17-14, 10-6 Southland)

    7:00 PM ET, March 9, 2007

    1 2 T
    LAM 27 3865
    NWST 39 3978

    Top Performers

    Lamar: J. Davis 17 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Northwestern State: C. Bargeman 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    Northwestern State 78, Lamar 65

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Trey Gilder scored 19 points, including 12 in the second half, to lead Northwestern State to a 78-65 win over Lamar in a semifinal game of the men's Southland Conference Basketball Tournament on Friday night.

    Northwestern (17-14), the No. 3 seed, never trailed in the game and advanced to Sunday's final with its fourth win in five games. The Demons won the tournament last season and defeated Iowa in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

    Lamar, a first-round winner over second-seeded Sam Houston on Thursday, missed its first nine shots. The Cardinals (15-17) tied the game at 11-11 but never took the lead.

    Colby Bargeman scored 16 points, Jermaine Spencer put in 12 and Luke Rogers added 10 for Northwestern, which forced 20 turnovers and hit 6-of-14 3-pointers.

    The Cardinals were led by 7-1 junior center James Davis, who scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Currye Todd added 17 points for Lamar, which shot 39 percent from the floor and made just 3-of-21 3-pointers.

    Northwestern led 39-27 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAM
    NWST
    Points 65 78
    FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 24-63 (.381)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-21 (.143) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-24 (.750) 24-30 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 24

    2006-07 Season

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    Jan 20, 2007 NWST 81, @LAM 68Recap
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