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Lamar 73, McNeese St. 58

December 21, 1997

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) _ Ronald Nunnery and Marlone Jackson combined to score more than half the total points for Lamar University as the Cardinals beat McNeese State 73-58 Saturday.

Nunnery scored 24 points, including nine of 15 from the free-throw line, while Jackson added 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Lamar (6-1).

McNeese (2-5) was led by Demond Mallett who scored 20 points, including six of 11 from the three-point range. Tierre Brown added 15 points.

The Cardinals hit 13 of 20 free throws in the second half, including 10 in the final minutes. From the field, Lamar made 18 of 27 shots for a 67 percent average.

Lamar was also strong from the field making 51 percent of their attempts but only one of four from the three-point range.

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