January 23, 2016

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) Josh Ibarra had 18 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks, Anthony Odunsi scored 19 and Houston Baptist won its eighth straight on Saturday, beating Lamar 92-79.

Colter Lasher added 15 points and eight rebounds to help the Huskies (12-7, 7-0 Southland) stay atop the conference standings. Reveal Chukwujekwu scored 12 and Asa Cantwell 11.

Houston Baptist never trailed after the midpoint of the first half and Lasher made two 3-pointers a minute apart to stretch the HBU lead to 74-61 with 6:35 left.

Lamar (10-9, 2-5) closed within 76-71 with 3:51 left, but the Cardinals missed three straight attempts from close range while Houston Baptist stretched its lead to 83-72.

Marcus Owens had 18 points, Lincoln Davis scored 16 and Nick Garth 14. Both Owens and Garth went 4 for 5 from 3-point range and the Cardinals were 11 for 20.

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