NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Nick Garth scored 23 points as Lamar got past Stephen F. Austin 82-67 on Saturday.
Jordan Hunter added 20 points for the Cardinals.
Christian Barrett had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Lamar (12-12, 5-6 Southland Conference).
Lamar takes on Northwestern State at home on Wednesday. Stephen F. Austin faces McNeese State at home on Wednesday.
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