NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Jalan West scored 20 points and added 10 assists to lift Northwestern State to a 107-100 win over Niagara on Saturday.
West, who was 6 of 11 from the field, was among five Demons hitting double digits in the win, which snapped a three-game losing streak. DeQuan Hicks scored 22 points, Zikiteran Woodley added 17 and eight rebounds, Sabri Thompson had 13 points, and Brison White had 11.Northwestern State (3-3) trailed until midway through the first half, taking its first lead on a Thompson 3-pointer to make it 23-20 and held on to take a 53-46 advantage at the break. The Demons again had to battle back in the second half, recapturing the lead on a Marvin Frazier layup to make it 81-79, and then pulled away.Antoine Mason, the nation's leading scorer, led the Purple Eagles (1-6) with 33 points, his sixth 30-plus game this season.
Jalan West of Northwestern State had 20 points and 10 assists off the bench in Saturday's win over Niagara. He is the second player this season to have at least 20 points and 10 rebounds off the bench in a Division I game (Saah Nimley of Charleston Southern being the other).