Franklin, Friday lead Abilene Christian past Lamar
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) Jaylen Franklin scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, Jalone Friday added 14 points and Abilene Christian defeated Lamar 75-64 on Wednesday night.
Franklin made 9 of 15 shots and Friday made 3 of 5 from the field and 7 of 10 free throws for the Wildcats (19-4, 8-2 Southland Conference). Abilene Christian shot 42 percent overall and made 5 of 15 3-pointers. However, the Wildcats made 20 of 26 free throws (77 percent).
Nick Garth had 17 points and seven rebounds and Christian Barrett added nine points with 13 rebounds for Lamar (11-12, 4-6). The Cardinals shot 33 percent and made only 3 of 17 3-pointers (18 percent). They, too, cashed in at the free-throw line, making 21 of 29 (72 percent).
Abilene Christian led 33-31 at halftime and Lamar took its last lead at 38-35 with 18:17 remaining. The Wildcats' 12-0 run over the five minutes resulted in a 47-38 lead and they led by at least seven points the rest of the game.
Abilene Christian remains two games behind Sam Houston State (10-0) in the Southland standings.
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