Northwestern State routs Louisiana College; Grogan scores 10 for LC
Sabri Thompson scored 18 points, and Northwestern State closed out non-conference play with an 86-66 win against Division III Louisiana College Wednesday night.
The Demons (6-5) open Southland Conference play Saturday against McNeese State.
Thompson finished 6 of 8 from the field and hit four 3-pointers. Ishmael Lane shot 5 of 6 for 14 points, and Josh Boyd added 12 points and seven assists for Northwestern State, which bounced back from a seven-point loss to Rice and has won three of four.
Northwestern State was in front just 42-36 at halftime and 42-40 early in the second.
But an Iziahiah Sweeney dunk capped a 12-4 spurt for the Demons, which put them back up 10.
Northwestern State followed this up with a 15-2 stretch, capped by a Boyd layup, for a 69-46 lead, which put the Wildcats away.
Raheem Regis had 14 points for Louisiana College. Patterson High alum and Louisiana College true freshman Taylan Grogan scored 10 points.