Nov. 24, 2004
BEAUMONT - Junior Alan Daniels scored a game-high 34 points as Lamar opened the 2004-05 regular season with a 115-67 rout of Jarvis Christian in non-conference action Tuesday night at the Montagne Center.
Lamar improved to 1-0 on the season while Jarvis Christian dropped to 0-4. The Cardinals hit the road for the first time this season with Saturday's 7 p.m. game at North Texas. Lamar posted a 78-62 win over the Mean Green in Beaumont last season.
Lamar's Jason Grant scored the first basket of the game and the Cardinals never trailed in the contest. In fact, Lamar scored the game's first 10 points and built a 23-3 lead on Raymond Anthony's third three-pointer at 14:58 of the first half.
Daniels' three-pointer at the buzzer gave the Cardinals a 33-point lead, 59-26, heading into the locker room at halftime. Lamar shot 57.9 percent from the field and 60.0 percent from three-point range in the opening stanza.
After JC trimmed the lead to 26 points, 75-49, on an Alexander Hatch layup at 10:59, Lamar turned up the heat on its press and went on an 18-3 run to extend its lead to 45 points, 97-52, with 5:58 left in the game.
Daniels was 12-of-21 from the field, including 6-of-11 from 3-point range, in scoring his 34 points. He also added six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Senior Raymond Anthony added 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, including 6-of-10 from 3-point range. He had dished out a game-high seven assists and had four steals.
Senior Mike Levy came off the bench to score 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field. Junior Josh Goodwin set career-highs with 12 points and 14 rebounds, which was also his first career double-double. Junior Thomas Fairley also added 12 points off the bench.
For the game, Lamar shot 53.8 percent from the field, 44.4 percent from 3-point range and 63.0 percent from the free throw line. The Cardinals forced 33 turnovers and had 20 steals.
Hatch led JC with 10 points and six rebounds. Patrick Daniels and Brandon Martin each added eight points. James Woodson had seven points and six assists.
JC (0-4) shot 44.6 percent from the field, 25.0 percent from 3-point range and 50.0 percent from the free throw line for the game.