Nick Garth pushed Lamar past the Islanders for good with back-to-back 3s in a 50-second span for a 74-72 lead with 1:14 left while the Islanders missed their last seven shots from the field. Garth added 19 points for Lamar (10-5, 2-0 Southland).
The Cardinals led 35-29 at intermission and both squads spent the second half battling back-and-forth for the lead.
Lamar finished shooting 27 of 55 (49 percent) from the field but missed 12 of 26 free throws and the Islanders owned a 44-36 rebounding advantage.
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