CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Nick Niemczyk scored 22 points to
lead four Southeast Missouri players in double figures in an 82-72
victory against Hannibal-LaGrange on Wednesday night.
Lucas Nutt had 15 points, Leon Powell 13 and Telvin Wilkerson 10
for the Redhawks (2-3). Powell had eight rebounds.
Arii Meuel scored 29 points and was 7 for 7 from 3-point range
for Hannibal-LaGrange, and NAIA school that classified the game as
an exhibition. Chris Smith added 13 points for the Trojans, whose
record remained 2-5.
Meuel made four of his 3-pointers in the first half to help the
Trojans to a 36-35 halftime advantage.
But a Nutt layup gave Southeast Missouri a 45-40 lead with 16:44
remaining and began a 21-6 run over the next 7:07. Nutt bookended
the surge with another layup that gave the Redhawks an 18-point
cushion, and Hannibal-LaGrange got no closer than eight the rest of