CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Nick Garth had 21 points as Lamar edged past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 63-58 on Saturday.
Davion Buster had 17 points for Lamar (16-12, 9-6 Southland Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive victory. Jordan Hunter added 12 points. Christian Barrett had eight rebounds for the visitors.
The Cardinals improve to 2-0 against the Islanders on the season. Lamar defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 61-55 on Jan. 5. Lamar plays Houston Baptist at home on Wednesday. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi faces Abilene Christian at home on Wednesday.
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