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Okafor lifts SE Louisiana over New Orleans 84-79

HAMMOND, La. -- — Gus Okafor had 21 points as Southeastern Louisiana slipped past New Orleans 84-79 on Thursday night.

Jalyn Hinton had 18 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for the Lions (16-13, 11-4 Southland Conference). Keon Clergeot added 15 points, while Joe Kasperzyk scored 14.

Derek St. Hilaire had 15 points to pace the Privateers (16-10, 11-3). Troy Green and Daniel Sackey scored 14 apiece. Green added three blocks.

The Lions evened the season series against the Privateers. New Orleans defeated Southeastern Louisiana 78-72 on Jan. 20.

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