Lamar Cruises Past Huston-Tillotson, 80-57, In Season Opener
Nov. 13, 2009
Justin Nabors made his return to the basketball court a memorable one with 24 points and 13 rebounds in leading Lamar to a 80-57 win over Huston-Tillotson at the Montagne Center Friday night.
After missing last year with a leg and elbow injury, the senior opened the season with his sixth-career double-double and was one point shy of his career high.
Sophomore Anthony Miles had 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, while classmate Charlie Harper finished with seven points and 10 boards. Freshman Donley Minor added 10 points off the bench with two 3-pointers.
Lamar (1-0) shot 48 percent from the floor and was 22-for-27 from the free throw line for 82 percent.
HTU held a 21-14 lead midway through the first half before Nabors keyed a 14-0 Cardinal run that gave Lamar the lead for good. After a three-point play from Harper, Nabors had back-to-back dunks within 16 seconds of each other before adding a jumper and two free throws as the Rams committed four turnovers in six possessions.
Lamar led 37-27 at the half and by as many as 27 with just under nine minutes left in the game.
HTU shot 32 percent from the floor and was led in scoring by Darrell Glover with 13 points and Davetom Odom with 10.
LU also outrebounded HTU 52-29.
Lamar will play Texas-Pan American on Monday night at home. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on KLVI 560-AM.