NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Patrick Richard scored 20 points and
Rudy Turner had a double-double off the bench to lead McNeese State
over Northwestern State 70-61 on Monday night.
The Cowboys (13-10, 9-2 Southland Conference) outrebounded
Northwestern State 51-33 and scored 17 second-chance points. Turner
led the way on the glass with 12 rebounds, scoring 10 points.
Dontae Cannon added 17 points for McNeese State, which outscored
the Demons 46-20 in the paint and 12-0 on the fast break. The
Cowboys came in winners of five straight, their last loss coming to
Northwestern State, 64-61 on Jan. 21.
Tied 6-6, McNeese scored 11 straight to go up 17-6 on Cannon's
jumper with 12:01 left in first half. Northwestern State wouldn't
get any closer than four the rest of the way, and McNeese State
increased its lead to as many as 22.