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BEAUMONT, TEXAS (February 25, 2017) The Lamar Cardinals took a 38-9 lead into the locker room at halftime and went on to down the HBU Huskies by the score of 74-22at the Montague Center in Beaumont, Texas on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The Huskies, who shot 27% from the field and seemed to not be able to find the basket; completed 7-of-34 from the field and 0-11 from three-point range. Guard Shannon Jones came off the bench to lead HBU with six points while starting forward Taylor Kollmorgen scored five points while pulling down 11 rebounds. The closest the game was at the 5:55 mark in the first quarter, when the score was tied at two. From that point on, the game was all Lamar, who outscored the Huskies 11-4 in the first quarter, 29-5 in the second, 24-6 in the third and 10-7 in the fourth.
Starting center Kiandra Bowers led the way for the Cardinals, scoring 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, in 20 minutes of play, for her 16th double-double of the season. Chastadie Barrs tallied her first double-double of the season, tallying 11 points and 11 rebounds in 33 minutes. Two additional Cardinals scored in double figures, with Ashlan Miles scoring 11 points, followed by Moe Kinard with 10.
The next opponent for the Huskies will be Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday, March 1. They will return to the f friendly confines of Sharp Gym on Saturday, March 4 for their final regular conference game against Abilene Christian. Lamar next hosts Nicholls on March 1 and travels to McNeese State on Saturday, March 4. The Southland Conference Tournament, which is scheduled for March 9-12 at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas.