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Lamar Cardinals Double Up Howard Payne, 112-56, for Fifth Straight Win

Nick Garth (3) came off the bench to score a game-high 18 points in Lamar’s 112-56 win over Howard Payne on Saturday. (Source: I.C. Murrell – The News)

BEAUMONT, Tex. — On Saturday, less than 24 hours after welcoming his second son into the world, senior forward Colton Weisbrod was back on the hardwood and leading the Lamar Cardinals to their eighth win of the season.

In front of their home crowd, the Cardinals took on the Howard Payne Yellow Jackets in non-conference play. Lamar came into the day riding a four-game winning streak, and were looking to extend it before heading out on the road for a pair of games this week.

Weisbrod was one of six Cardinals to score in double-figures on the night, and all 11 players who saw action for Lamar scored at least three points for the home side.

For the third time this season, Lamar topped the century mark on the scoreboard. The Cardinals doubled up the Yellow Jackets, 112-56, to extend their winning streak to five games. Continue reading Lamar Cardinals Double Up Howard Payne, 112-56, for Fifth Straight Win

Balanced Attack Leads Lamar Past Southern-New Orleans, 105-67

Colton Weisbrod (17 points, nine rebounds) was one of six Lamar players to score in double-figures on Wednesday night against Southern-New Orleans. (Photos: Lamar Men’s Basketball)

BEAUMONT, Tex. — For the second time in their past three games, the Lamar Cardinals topped the 100-point mark in front of their home crowd.

The Cardinals entered Wednesday’s game against the Southern-New Orleans Knights on the heels of their first loss of 2017-18. Lamar fell to the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners on Sunday, 85-73. In front of their home fans on Wednesday, the Cardinals were looking for a big bounce-back performance to get back in the win column.

Behind a balanced scoring attack, the Cardinals did just that.

Six different players scored in double-figures, including a career-high 25 points from Nick Garth, who came off the bench to pace the offensive attack for the Cardinals. Despite trailing in the opening minutes, Lamar was never seriously challenged throughout Wednesday’s contest.

The Cardinals topped the 100-point mark for the second time this season, and got back to their winning ways with the 105-67 win over the Knights. Continue reading Balanced Attack Leads Lamar Past Southern-New Orleans, 105-67

Lamar routs Jarvis Christian, 103-66, for Third Straight Win to Open the Season

Tyrin Atwood (15) scored a career-high 21 points to go along with 10 rebounds in Lamar’s 103-66 win over Jarvis Christian. (Source: I.C. Murrell – The News)

BEAUMONT, Tex. — Two games into the season, and the Lamar Cardinals have the look of a top team in the Southland Conference in 2017-18.

The Cardinals came into Thursday with a 2-0 record, and were looking to make it three straight wins to open the season when they took on the Jarvis Christian Bulldogs in Beaumont, Texas. Wins over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have given the Cardinals a big boost of momentum moving forwards.

Against the Bulldogs, the Cardinals were simply too much. The home side used a pair of 50+ point halves to push themselves over the century mark for the first time since December 21st, 2016, when they put up 125 points on the Arlington Baptist Huskies.

Continue reading Lamar routs Jarvis Christian, 103-66, for Third Straight Win to Open the Season

Second half comeback leads Lamar past Coastal Carolina, 66-60

James Harrison came off the bench to score a team-high 17 points, on 5-of-5 shooting from three point range, and Lamar used a second-half comeback to top Coastal Carolina, 66-60.

BEAUMONT, Tex. — Finding a perfect balance can lead to success in many different areas of life, including on the basketball court.

On Tuesday, the Lamar Cardinals used a balanced offensive attack against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers as they launched a second-half comeback.

The Cardinals welcomed the Chanticleers to Beaumont, Texas for their 2017-18 home opener. Lamar opened the season with a seven-point road win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Friday afternoon, and were looking to start the season 2-0.

Coastal Carolina, on the other hand, were looking to play the role of spoiler. The Chanticleers routed Piedmont International in their home opener, 102-50, and were also looking to push their record to 2-0 early in 2017-18.

The visitors took a seven-point lead into the break, at 35-28. In the second frame, the Cardinals chipped away at the lead, and utilized a balanced attack to overtake the Chanticleers and pull away for the victory.

James Harrison came off the bench to score a team-high 17 points for Lamar, on a perfect 5-for-5 shooting night from beyond the arc, and the Cardinals outscored the Chanticleers by 13 points in the second frame.

Lamar moved to 2-0 on the season with a 66-60 comeback win over Coastal Carolina. Continue reading Second half comeback leads Lamar past Coastal Carolina, 66-60

RECAP: Lamar holds off second-half comeback from Tulsa for 74-67 win

Nick Garth scored a game-high 23 points on Friday to lead Lamar past Tulsa in the 2017-18 season opener, 74-67. (Source: Beaumont Enterprise)

TULSA, Okla. — Some may call it an upset. Others will simply say that the better team won.

However you want to spin it, the season opener between the host Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the visiting Lamar Cardinals was a great way to kick off the 2017-18 campaign.

Last season, the Cardinals knocked off the Oregon State Beavers on the road in their second game of the year. This season, the Cardinals were looking to pull off a big time road win to kick things off. With arguably their most talented roster in recent years, Lamar had the tools to pull out the win.

After leading most of the way, Lamar had to thwart a late charge from the Golden Hurricane. Tulsa rattled off a 12-0 run, trimming Lamar’s lead down to a single point, at 62-61.

However, that was as close as they would come.

Lamar was able to hold off the charge from the home side, and clutch free throw shooting from both Nick Garth and Colton Weisbrod in the closing minutes sealed the deal for the Cardinals.

When the dust settled, Lamar came away with the hard-fought 74-67 victory over Tulsa. Continue reading RECAP: Lamar holds off second-half comeback from Tulsa for 74-67 win

Lamar Cardinals square off with Tulsa to open the 2017-18 season

Josh Nzeakor and the rest of the Lamar Cardinals will look to pick up a road victory over Tulsa to open their 2017-18 campaign.
TULSA, Okla. — Friday marks the start of what promises to be a big year for the Lamar Cardinals.

Fresh off of their appearance in the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Tournament, Tic Price and the Cardinals kick off the 2017-18 regular season with a road game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. It marks the 10th all-time meeting between the schools, with the Cardinals holding a slim 5-4 advantage over Tulsa.

Both teams find themselves in similar situations heading into the new season, as both return the bulk of their production from a season ago. Continue reading Lamar Cardinals square off with Tulsa to open the 2017-18 season