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Louisiana-Monroe defeats Harding 74-61

Dec 23, 2009 - 4:08 AM MONROE, La.(AP) -- Rudy Turner and Tony Hooper each tallied a double-double in Louisiana-Monroe's 74-61 win over Harding on Tuesday night.

Turner had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Hooper finished with 15 points and 10 boards as the Warhawks snapped a six-game losing streak.

Tommie Sykes added 13 points and seven rebounds off the bench for the Warhawks (4-8).

Hooper also had four steals, moving within four of tying Arthur Hayes (187) for third on ULM's all-time list.

The Warhawks trailed 35-34 at halftime and Harding took a 42-37 lead on Kirk Porter's jump shot with 15:16 to play.

ULM then went on a 14-2 run and led 51-44 on a three-point play by Tommie Sykes with 11:06 left.

The Warhawks shot 40.7 percent from the field (24 of 59) and the Bison (6-5) shot 34.6 percent (18 of 52).

Trent Morgan and Matt Garner scored 14 points each for Division II Harding.