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Nicholls St. 104, Missouri Val. 71

December 1, 1996

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) _ Wayne Edwards scored 19 of his 24 points, in the second half Saturday to lead Nicholls State past Missouri Valley College, 104-71, and enable the Colonels to surpass 100 points for the second straight game.

The outcome left Nicholls at 2-1, Missouri Valley at 4-6.

Missouri Valley trailed by just six, at 20-14, with 9:50 remaining in the first half. Nicholls responded with a 16-0 run over the next 2:30, then scored 14 of the next 22 points to lead by 50-28 at halftime.

Nicholls opened the second half with a 10-4 surge to clinch the victory.

Kenderick Franklin added 21 points for Nicholls, Taurus Howard added 16, and James Banks and Tunde Owoilya had 11 apiece.

Herman Clay paced Missouri Valley with 23 points, by hitting 6-of-12 3-point attempts, and Koby Achane added 18.

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