Sports Minute: Lawson's 37 points sends McNeese past Abilene Christian

4 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Wednesday, January 08 2020 Jan 8, 2020 January 08, 2020 10:19 PM January 08, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A.J. Lawson scored a career-high 37 points and Shamarkus Kennedy had a double-double and McNeese State beat Abilene Christian 88-84. Lawson finished 11-of-17 shooting and made all but one of his 14 fouls shots. Joe Pleasant's 3-pointer with 54 seconds left narrowed the Wildcats' deficit to 84-82. The teams exchanged turnovers before Leondre Washington and Myles Hutchinson each made a pair of foul shots in the last nine seconds to seal it. Joe Pleasant led Abilene Christian with 19 points, Payten Ricks scored 18 and Hayden Howell and Coryon Mason 10 apiece.

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