Dec. 17, 2004
Lamar vs. Wiley College Game Notes
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Dec. 17, 2004
BEAUMONT - Looking to rebound from Thursday's six-point loss at Rice, the Lamar men's basketball team returns to the friendly confines of the Montagne Center as the Cardinals host Wiley College Saturday at 7 p.m. in non-conference action.
Lamar is 4-3 overall following Thursday's 81-75 loss at Rice, which snapped the Cardinals season-high three-game winning streak. Wiley College is 3-7 on the season and is coming off an 82-51 loss at Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday.
This will be the first meeting between Lamar and Wiley College. Saturday's game is "Family Night" at the Montagne Center. A family can get four game tickets, four hot dogs and four cokes for just $35.
After scoring just six points in each of the previous two games, junior Alan Daniels broke through with 24 points and 10 rebounds at Rice, which was his second double-double of the season. He was 10-of-19 from the field and 4-of-10 from three-point range. He leads the team and ranks third in the Southland Conference in scoring at 17.7 points per game.
Senior Raymond Anthony is second on the team and seventh in the SLC in scoring at 14.4 ppg. He leads the team with 25 3-pointers. He leads the team with 32 assists and ranks fifth in the SLC at 4.57 apg. He is shooting 82.4 percent (14-of-17) from the free throw line.
Anthony and Daniels both rank among the league leaders in 3-point shooting. Anthony is second in the SLC in 3-pointers made per game (3.57) and Daniels is third (3.00). Anthony is ninth in 3-point percentage (.424) and Daniels is 10th (.420).
Junior Thomas Fairley is the only other Cardinal averaging double figures at 12.6 ppg and leads the team and ranks fourth in the SLC in rebounding at 7.6 rpg. He is shooting 52.0 percent from the field.
Lamar is averaging 79.7 ppg and is shooting 43.8 percent from the field, 38.8 percent from 3-point range and 62.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cardinals are outrebounding their opponents 42.7 to 36.7 for a plus-6.0 margin.