Thomasson’s 29 lead Niagara past Central Arkansas 73-64

DUBLIN (AP) — Noah Thomasson scored 29 points and Niagara beat Central Arkansas 73-64 on Friday in the MAAC/ASUN Dublin Challenge in Ireland.

Thomasson was 12 of 18 shooting despite missing all four of his 3-point attempts. He finished 5 for 7 from the foul line for the Purple Eagles (1-2).

Thomasson’s jump shot with 16:47 before halftime gave Niagara a 6-5 lead and it never trailed again.

Braxton Bayless added 14 points shooting 5 of 7 and 4 of 4 from the free throw line, and also had eight rebounds and five assists for Niagara.

Camren Hunter finished with 23 points for the Bears (2-2). Eddy Kayouloud added 14 points and seven rebounds for Central Arkansas. Collin Cooper added 14 points.

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Both teams play again on Saturday. Niagara plays Stetson and Central Arkansas plays Rider.

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