Men’s Basketball

New Mexico transfer Jordan Hunter scored a game-high 18 points to lead the White team to a 61-48 victory over the Red team in Lamar University’s annual men’s Red vs. White scrimmage in the Montagne Center, Tuesday.

  Hunter was one of four Cardinals to finish the night in double figures. Hunter was joined by teammate Torey Noel who scored 11 points and a game-high eight assists. Junior Josh Nzeakor just missed a double-double with nine points and eight rebounds.

The White squad did the majority of its damage from point-blank range outscoring the Red team, 34-15, in the paint. The White squad also held a 12-point advantage in second chance points while outrebounding their counterparts, 27-19.

  Led by 17 points from senior Colton Weisbrod, the Red team was 18-of-37 from the field and nearly 50 percent from three-point range. Junior Nick Garth scored 10 points and also dished out four assists. Indiana State transfer Laquarious Paige added nine.

  The contest remained close for the majority of the night. The Red held the lead for the majority of the first half before senior Zjori Bosha hit a three-pointer with 1:15 remaining in the first half to give the White team a one-point lead.

After tying the game, the White got a basket from Hunter with three seconds on the clock to take a two-point lead into the locker room.

  The White team built its lead to as many as five before the Red squad got a basket from Paige and an and-one from Weisbrod, to tie the game at 42 with 8:30 remaining. The White team responded by going on a 14-4 run and never looked back.

Women’s Basketball

Junior Moe Kinard scored a game-high 32 points to lead the Lamar University Black squad to an 81-56 victory over the Red squad in their first annual Red vs. Black scrimmage at the Montagne Center, Tuesday.

  The Black squad jumped out to a 21-6 lead and never looked back pushing their advantage to as many as 27 in the second half. The Black team opened the night shooting nearly 46 percent from the field in the first half, and knocked down 30-of-71 attempts. The Black team also converted 13 three-pointers.

  Senior Kiandra Bowers finished the night with 20 points and 14 rebounds, while junior Chastadie Barrs finished the night with a game-high 10 assists. Defensively, Barrs finished the night with four steals and five rebounds.

  The Red squad made a run late in the second quarter to pull within 14 points. After trailing by 21 points, the Red team closed the half on a 7-0 run to pull within 14 points. LU got a three-pointer from Shedricka Pierson to open the second half and cut the lead down to 11 points, but that would be as close as the Red team would get as the Black squad responded by pushing their advantage to 21 points before the end of the third quarter.

McKenzie Alton led the Red team’s effort with 13 points. She was one of two Red players to finish the night in double figures. Senior Baileigh O’Dell added 12 points, while Kyla Green scored nine points and pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds.

  The Red team finished the night shooting 21-of-51 from the field, including seven three-pointers. Neither team found an advantage on the glass as each team pulled down 40 rebounds .

Football

Sam Houston State scored just 13 seconds into the game and never looked back defeating Lamar University, 63-27, Saturday, at Bowers Stadium. The Bearkat score was one of three in the opening 15 minutes as Sam Houston jumped out to a 16-0 first half lead.

  The Cardinals cracked the scoreboard with just over two minutes remaining in the opening quarter. Allen guided the Cardinals on a seven-play, 81-yard drive, that ended with a two-yard run for the score. The momentum didn’t last long as Sam Houston answered right back on the opening play of the second quarter. Briscoe hit Stewart from 30 yards out to give the Bearkats a 23-7 advantage.

  The Bearkats built their lead to 23 points before LU went back on the attack. After giving up a score, the Cardinals marched down the field on a 15-play, 75-yard drive, that ended with a six-yard TD from Allen, 30-14.

  Following a Bearkat field goal, the Cardinals went back on the march. Allen guided the Cardinals on a four-play, 75-yard drive. Allen opened the drive with an 18-yard completion to Robinson, and followed that up with a 37-yard run from Banks.

After a four-yard run from sophomore Derrion Randle, he got the call again on the very next play and carried up the middle for the score. The point after was blocked but the scoring drive pulled LU within 13 points. The Bearkats got the ball back before halftime and tacked on another score with 21 seconds remaining to take a 47-20 lead into the locker room.

  The second half started with the Bearkats scoring on their first two possessions. The Cardinals first score of the second half came on a nine-yard run from Randle, and it would be Big Red’s only score of the half. The Bearkats closed out the game with a touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

  The Cardinals return to action, Saturday, when it hosts rival Stephen F. Austin. The game against the Lumberjacks will kick off at 6 p.m. from Provost Umphrey Stadium.

Volleyball

Murielle Hlavac registered a double-double for Lamar University, but it wasn’t enough for the Cardinals as visiting McNeese posted a 3-1 win in Southland Conference women’s volleyball match at McDonald Gym, Saturday.

  Hlavac finished with 14 kills and 10 digs, compiling a team-high 15 points, but the Cardinals came up short against their archrivals. McNeese (15-11 overall, 6-5 Southland) won the first set 25-22, before the Cardinals (3-17, 1-9) responded with a 25-23 win in the second set to even the match at one set apiece as the teams headed to the locker rooms.

The Cardinals had leads deep into the next two sets, but the visiting Cowgirls found a way to win those sets, claiming 25-18 and 25-19 victories.

LU and McNeese were tied at 17 in the third set before McNeese put the set away with an 8-1 run. T

The fourth set saw LU take a 16-14 lead on a kill by Amy Hollowell, before the Cowgirls ran off five straight points to build a 19-16 advantage. McNeese never trailed after that.

The Cardinals look to snap their five-match skid when they travel to Hammond, La., to take on Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m., tonight.

Compiled by Cassandra Jenkins, UP sports editor

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