Carter’s 25 points lead Arkansas State past Leigh 97-89
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Devin Carter hit 7 of 12 3-pointers and scored 25 points and Arkansas State turned back Lehigh 97-89 on Sunday.
Deven Simms was 9 of 15 from the field and scored 19 points for the Red Wolves (6-1). Three others scored in double figures and Donte Thomas had 11 assists to go with nine points.
Arkansas State shot 58 percent, making half of its 14 3s and Carter and Simms combined for 27 points to produce a 53-32 lead at the half. The advantage was 29 with 11:26 to play when the Mountain Hawks charged back, closing within six with 11.8 seconds remaining.
Lehigh (2-3) shot 63 percent (22 of 35) in the second half with Tim Kempton going 8 of 8 from the field and scoring 18 of his 30 to match his career high. Kahron Ross added 21.
The Red Wolves blunted the rally by going 15 of 19 from the line in the second half.