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McNeese State routs Louisiana College 73-36

Nov 22, 2009 - 12:28 AM LAKE CHARLES, La.(AP) -- Diego Kapelan scored 12 points to pace McNeese State in a 73-36 rout over Louisiana College on Saturday.

Kapelan shot 5-for-9 for the Cowboys (1-3), who had 11 of their 12 players score. Patrick Richard added 11 points, while Dontae Cannon chipped in with 10.

The Cowboys took a 36-20 lead at halftime, and shot 46.7 percent from the field in the first half (14-for-30). Louisiana College was outscored 37-16 in the second half.

McNeese State forced the Wildcats (1-2) to commit 19 turnovers, with 15 of them coming from steals. They also outrebounded Louisiana College 38-27.

Louisiana College was led by Jarron Jackson, who scored 12 points. The Wildcats shot only 24.4 percent from the field (11-for-45).

The Cowboys shot 51.8 percent for the game (29-for-56).