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New Orleans beats Houston Baptist 79-67

Dec 6, 2009 - 5:01 AM NEW ORLEANS(AP) -- Billy Humphrey scored 23 points to lead four players in double figures and New Orleans beat Houston Baptist 79-67 on Saturday night.

Carl Blair had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Privateers (5-2). Devin McDonald added 12 points and J.L. Lewis had 10 points.

Depth made the difference as the Privateers held a 30-7 advantage in bench scoring. McDonald and Lewis both came off the bench as all nine New Orleans players scored.

The Privateers led 47-35 at halftime and built its largest lead of the game at 16 points with 4:33 to play in the game. New Orleans shot 45 percent from the field (27-for-60).

Andrew Gonzalez had a game-high 24 points for the Huskies (1-7). Mario Flaherty had a double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Wendell Preadom added 11 points.