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Nicholls State 69

(8-6, 1-0 Southland)

Northwestern St 60

(8-8, 0-1 Southland)

    5:00 PM ET, January 10, 2009

    Prather Coliseum, Natchitoches, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    NICH 34 3569
    NWST 22 3860

    Top Performers

    Nicholls State: R. Bathie 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Northwestern State: K. Porterie 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Nicholls St. 69, Northwestern St. 60

    Associated Press

    NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Ryan Bathie scored 20 points to lead Nicholls State to a 69-60 victory over Northwestern State on Saturday.

    Anatoly Bose added 18 points for the Colonels (8-6, 1-0 Southland Conference), who had a season-high 20 steals. Northwestern State (8-8, 0-1), which has lost four straight games, also committed 25 turnovers, leading to 24 points for Nicholls State.

    The Colonels led 63-60 with 1:09 remaining before Justin Payne, who had six steals, hit four consecutive free throws for a 67-60 lead with 17 seconds left.

    Northwestern State missed three 3-point attempts in the final minute and was just 4 of 15 from behind the line for the game.

    Bathie led the Colonels with seven rebounds and Dominic Friend added 11 points.

    Kalem Porterie led Northwestern State with 14 points. Michael McConathy scored 13 and Damon Jones added 10 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NICH
    NWST
    Points 69 60
    FG Made-Attempted 25-49 (.510) 19-44 (.432)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-21 (.571) 18-24 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 20 1

    2008-09 Season

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