Lamar 89, Northwestern St. 67

BEAUMONT, Texas -- Jay Brown scored 22 points and Ashton Hall had 15 points and nine rebounds for Lamar, which beat Northwestern State 89-67 on Saturday night.

Brandon McThay, who had three 3-pointers, finished with 12 points for Lamar (14-12, 5-7 Southland). Coy Custer and Anthony Miles scored 11 points apiece.

Keithan Hancock was the lone scorer in double digits for Northwestern State (10-17, 2-10) with 14.

The Cardinals scored the game's first nine points and never trailed.

Lamar shot a season-best 56 percent and outrebounded Northwestern State 43-28.