HAMMOND, La. -- Antonnio Benton and Jeremy Campbell combined to score 30 points on 13-of-16 shooting, and Southeastern Louisiana used a 17-2 run midway through the second half to pull away and defeat Louisiana College 91-49 on Tuesday.
Benton finished with 15 points -- he shot 7 of 7 from the field -- and 11 rebounds, and Campbell also scored 15. Roosevelt Johnson and Jeffery Ricard added 12 points each as the Lions (1-3) won their 31st consecutive nonconference game at home under coach Jim Yarbrough.
Doc Welsh and Anthony Gaines Jr. scored 10 each for the Wildcats (0-1).
Louisiana College trailed 44-23 at halftime but cut the lead to 48-36 on a steal and layup by Welch with 14:20 remaining, but could get no closer. Campbell scored the next six points for Southeastern Louisiana before consecutive steal-and-dunks by Johnson and Benton, respectively, gave the Lions a 58-36 lead.
Kapita was the top-rated recruit from West Virginia in the class of 2015 and recently played at DME Academy in Florida.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
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