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Nelson leads Texas Rio Grande Valley over Lamar 93-79

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) Marek Nelson had a career-high 30 points plus 10 rebounds as Texas Rio Grande Valley got past Lamar 93-79 on Wednesday night.

Nelson shot 13 for 17 from the field.

Justin Johnson had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Texas Rio Grande Valley (7-15, 2-8 Western Athletic Conference), which snapped its four-game losing streak. Xavier Johnson tied a season high with 22 points and had seven assists. Mike Adewunmi had 13 points and eight rebounds. Ricky Nelson had a career-high 14 assists plus 2 points.

The 93 points were a season best for Texas Rio Grande Valley, which also registered a season-high 24 assists.

C.J. Roberts scored a career-high 26 points for the Cardinals (2-20, 0-9), who have now lost 13 straight games. Lincoln Smith added 18 points and seven rebounds. Kasen Harrison had 13 points.


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Updated February 2, 2022

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