- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Josh Ibarra had 18 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks, Anthony Odunsi scored 19 and Houston Baptist won its eighth straight on Saturday, beating Lamar 92-79.

Colter Lasher added 15 points and eight rebounds to help the Huskies (12-7, 7-0 Southland) stay atop the conference standings. Reveal Chukwujekwu scored 12 and Asa Cantwell 11.

Houston Baptist never trailed after the midpoint of the first half and Lasher made two 3-pointers a minute apart to stretch the HBU lead to 74-61 with 6:35 left.

Lamar (10-9, 2-5) closed within 76-71 with 3:51 left, but the Cardinals missed three straight attempts from close range while Houston Baptist stretched its lead to 83-72.

Marcus Owens had 18 points, Lincoln Davis scored 16 and Nick Garth 14. Both Owens and Garth went 4 for 5 from 3-point range and the Cardinals were 11 for 20.

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