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Bowie carries Sam Houston St. over Lamar 80-75 in OT

Jan. 15, 2020 11:45 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Chad Bowie had 16 points to lead five Sam Houston State players in double figures as the Bearkats edged past Lamar 80-75 in overtime on Wednesday night. Kai Mitchell sent the game into overtime with a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining in regulation and Dainan Swoope opened the...

Jones scores 16 to lift Nicholls St. over Lamar 61-52

Jan. 8, 2020 10:38 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Andre Jones posted 16 points and seven steals as Nicholls State topped Lamar 61-52 on Wednesday night. Dexter McClanahan had 17 points and six rebounds for Nicholls State (10-6, 4-1 Southland Conference). Warith Alatishe added seven rebounds. Ellis Jefferson had 13 points and seven...

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign stop at Maquoketa Middle School in Maquoketa, Iowa, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP)

Elusive quest for momentum is on as Democrats dash to Iowa

Jan. 7, 2020 12:24 AM EST

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — About 500 people packed into the basketball gym in the Fort Madison YMCA to see Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the working class Mississippi River town on the Sunday evening after Christmas. The following Sunday afternoon, Joe Biden attracted less than half to Grinnell, a similar sized...

Abilene Christian cruises to 74-62 victory over Lamar

Jan. 4, 2020 5:13 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Joe Pleasant tossed in 13 points and reserves Airion Simmons and Clay Gayman combined to score 23 as Abilene Christian pulled away in the second half to beat Lamar 74-62 on Saturday. Pleasant hit 5 of 8 shots from the floor for the Wildcats (8-6, 3-0 Southland Conference), who shot...

File - In this Sept. 14, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama, speaks at a town hall with high school juniors, seniors and their parents at North High School in Des Moines. Few states have changed politically with the head-snapping speed of Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Iowa swung fiercely to Trump. Will it swing back in 2020?

Dec. 27, 2019 9:13 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Few states have changed politically with the head-snapping speed of Iowa. Heading into 2020, the question is whether it's going to change again. In 2008, its voters propelled Barack Obama to the White House, as an overwhelmingly white state validated the candidacy of the first black...

Teen sentenced to life for slaying Texas pregnant woman

Dec. 19, 2019 6:21 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A teenager who fatally shot a 19-year-old pregnant woman in a car outside her apartment building was sentenced to life in prison, after he admitted in court for the first time that he pulled the trigger. Corey Spencer, who is now 17, has been incarcerated in a youth detention...

Atwood carries Lamar over SE Louisiana 79-73 in OT

Dec. 18, 2019 11:14 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — T.J. Atwood had a career-high 34 points plus 10 rebounds as Lamar defeated Southeastern Louisiana 79-73 in overtime on Wednesday night. Atwood’s 3-pointer with 1:10 to play in regulation gave the Cardinals (7-5, 1-0 Southland Conference) a 69-68 edge. SE Louisiana’s...

Federal prisoner found guilty on terror charges for 2nd time

Dec. 13, 2019 4:58 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — An East African man imprisoned in Texas for terrorism was convicted Friday of trying to recruit fellow prisoners to join the Islamic State group and plan attacks in the United States, federal prosecutors announced. A jury found Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed, 45, guilty of attempting to...

Sullivan lifts Lamar over Southern-New Orleans 73-56

Dec. 11, 2019 11:31 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Avery Sullivan had a career-high 24 points plus 16 rebounds as Lamar defeated Southern-New Orleans of the NAIA 73-56 on Wednesday night. T.J. Atwood had 16 points and seven rebounds for Lamar (6-4), which earned its fifth straight home victory. V.J. Holmes added 13 points and seven...

Atwood scores 22 to carry Lamar past Rice 73-60

Dec. 7, 2019 5:21 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — T.J. Atwood had 22 points as Lamar topped Rice 73-60 on Saturday, ending a three-game skid. Atwood shot 9 for 11 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds. V.J. Holmes had 13 points for Lamar (5-4), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Ellis Jefferson added 11 points and...