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Niagara outscores Northwestern State 92-76
NIAGARA 92, NORTHWESTERN ST 76

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Niagara rose to the challenge of playing
the nation's highest-scoring team with its highest-scoring half
of the season, getting 61 second-half points to defeat
Northwestern State 92-76 Saturday in a nonconference game.



The Purple Eagles (17-11) shot 66.7 percent (20 of 30) in the
second half, including 8 of 10 from 3-point range, to snap a
nine-game winning streak by the Demons (19-7).



Antoine Mason, who had missed the last four games with a
sprained ankle, returned for Niagara with 20 points, and Juan'ya
Green also scored 20.



Mason scored 11 points and Marvin Jordan 10 when the Purple
Eagles, of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, raced to an
84-63 lead by outscoring Northwestern State 40-20 in a span of
just over 10 minutes midway through the second half.



Gary Roberson scored 20 points to pace Northwestern State, of
the Southland Conference, which had been averaging 84 points per
game.

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