It was McConathy's 248th win in 16 years at Northwestern State.
Lamar had been holding opponents to 66.8 points a game, but could not slow the Demons. The Cardinals stayed with NSU through the first half and led 62-61 with 12:19 left following Dontavious Sears' 3-pointer. Woodley answered with a jumper and a layup to start a 10-0 run for a 70-62 lead. The Cardinals closed to 74-71 but Woodley responded with a jumper and Jalan West had a three-point play. Lamar never threatened again.
West finished with 17 points and 11 assists and Sabri Thompson added 15 points for Northwestern (8-8, 3-2 Southland).
Anthony Holliday had 25 points and Sears added 17 for Lamar (9-8, 3-2).
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