LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Sha'markus Kennedy scored a career-high 37 points with 14 rebounds and McNeese State defeated Houston Baptist 102-89 on Saturday.
Kennedy missed just one of 15-shot attempts and was 9 of 11 from the foul line. Kennedy entered the game with the fifth-highest shooting percentage in the country. He's now 137 of 196 (69.9%) in 19 games.
It was his eighth double-double effort of the season.
A.J. Lawson had 23 points, eight assists and six rebounds for McNeese State (11-9, 6-3 Southland Conference), which earned its sixth straight win. Roydell Brown added 12 points, eight assists and seven rebounds and Trey Johnson scored 11 points.
McNeese State is 5-0 when scoring at least 100 points this season.
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