NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP)Jalen Hampton’s 18 points helped Northwestern State defeat Nicholls State 68-48 on Saturday night.

Hampton added five rebounds for the Demons (9-7, 1-2 Southland Conference). Demarcus Sharp scored 13 points and added four steals. Isaac Haney recorded 12 points and shot 3 for 4 (3 for 3 from 3-point range) and 3 of 4 from the free throw line. The Demons snapped a five-game slide.

Latrell Jones led the Colonels (7-8, 2-1) in scoring, finishing with 12 points and two blocks. Nicholls State also got 10 points, two steals and three blocks from Caleb Huffman. Emanuel Littles also put up six points.

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Both teams next play Thursday. Northwestern State hosts McNeese and Nicholls State visits Lamar.

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