The Lamar Cardinals visit Icardo Center in Bakersfield, California on Thursday to play the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners. The Cardinals fell to 4-5 on the season following a 79-56 loss to Houston on Tuesday. The Cardinals trailed at the half by 19 points and never challenged the Cougars during the second half. Josh Nzeakor led Lamar with 12 points and an equal number of rebounds.
Bakersfield improved to 5-4 on the season with a 73-67 win over Idaho on Saturday. James Suber posted a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Suber hit 8 of 9 field goals in the game. Rickey Holden added 15 points, with 10 coming during the season half to help the Roadrunners hold off the Vandals.
Jose Nzeakor leads the Cardinals in scoring and rebounding with averages of 13.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. The leader in assists is Jordan Hunter with an average of 4.1 per game. The second leading scorer is Nick Garth with an average of 13.4 points per game. Lamar is shooting 42.4% from the field and 36.2% from 3-point territory.
Jarkel Joiner leads CSU Bakersfield in scoring with an average of 12.1 points per game. Two other Roadrunners are averaging double figures in scoring. James Suber is the leading rebounder with an average of 7.8 boards per game. The leader in assists is Ricky Holden with an average of 4.6 per game. CSU Bakersfield is shooting 41.7% from the field and 35.8% from 3-point territory.