The win ended a four-game losing streak for Northwestern State (3-7, 1-1 Southland Conference).
Chudier Bile made a 3-pointer and jump shot in succession to give Northwestern State a 52-51 lead with 5:09 remaining and the Demons never trailed again. Bile finished with 14 points.
The Demons next play ACCA-member Champion Christian on Dec. 29. Lamar doesn't play until Jan. 2 when it travels to New Orleans to play the Privateers.
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