Lamar holds off Prairie View A&M 74-67
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Jordan Hunter scored 19, T.J. Atwood added 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals, and Lamar held off Prairie View A&M 74-67 on Saturday.
Atwood hit a pair of free throws with 1:41 left and added a jumper at 1:12 to make it 67-62 for the Cardinals (2-2). Taishaun Johnson’s 3-pointer with 1:04 left cut the deficit to two for the Panthers (1-3), but Lamar made 7 of 8 free throws in the final minute to secure the win.
Lamar led for the final 23 minutes, taking the lead for good at 28-26 on Hunter’s layup late in the first half. That sparked a 7-1 run and the Cardinals led 33-27 at halftime.
Edwin Jeudy had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Nick Garth added 10 points for Lamar.
Devonte Patterson led Prairie View A&M with 20 points. Gary Blackston added 14 points and Gerard Andrus scored 12.