FORT SMITH, Ark. — Sophomore guard LaDustin Williams scored a game-high 25 total points to lead the Arkansas-Fort Smith Lions to a 74-66 victory Thursday night over Northeastern A&M before a large crowd at the Stubblefield Center.
While snapping a three-game winning streak, coach Dustin Grover's Golden Norsemen are 3-2 in the Bi-State East Division and 16-10 overall.
The Lions stand 3-2 in the division and 19-7 on the season.
Returning home Monday, the Norsemen host the Carl Albert State College Vikings at 8 p.m. in the NEO Fieldhouse.
Williams (6-1 of Jonesboro, Ark.) hit 10-of-16 from the field, including 1-of-1 from 3-point land, and 4-of-6 at the free throw line to lead the Lions scoring.
Paul Kohlheim contributed 14 points while Chris Johnson added 11.
The Lions received 14 points from Williams and eight points each from Kohlheim and Johnson, along with four points each from David Cline, Mark Rutledge and Jeniro Bush, to construct a 42-35 lead at halftime.
Raphael Brown paced the Golden Norse scoring with 11 points along with 10 by Phillipe Martin.
NEO hit 31-of-75 (41 percent) from the field), including 5-of-18 from the 3-point arch, and 9-of-19 (47 percent) from the free throw line.
UAFS connected on 33-of-69 (48 percent) from the field, including 2-of-7 from 3-point range, and 10-of-22 (45 percent) at the line.
Kohlheim grabbed nine rebounds to give the Lions a 34-30 advantage on the boards. Martin collected seven rebounds to lead the Golden Norsemen.