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Lane, Owens lead Northwestern State in 84-64 win

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Ishmael Lane scored 11 of his 17 points in the first half, Larry Owens added 14 points with six rebounds, and Northwestern State beat Division III Louisiana College 84-64 on Tuesday night.

DeAndre Love scored 10 points for the Demons (4-8), who turned it over 23 times, but outrebounded the Wildcats 50-35, led by seven boards apiece from Lane and Dalin Williams.

Darian Dixon's two free throws sparked an 11-4 run and put Northwestern State up for good, 7-6, and the Demons led 29-14 after scoring 12 straight. John Norvel's layup and jumper and sparked an 11-2 run and the Demons led 48-25 at halftime.

Lashard Powell and Bailey Hardy each hit 3s amid a 19-6 run and the Wildcats closed to 54-44 on Trey Ames' two free throws. The Demons scored six straight, then 10 straight and led 73-51 on Vonte Ott's 3 with 9:25 left and were never threatened.

Powell scored 16 points for Louisiana College, which shot 37 percent and turned it over 22 times.

Updated December 18, 2018

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