the republic logo

Deng scores 16, Ongwae 15 to lead Louisiana Monroe over Troy 63-54


MONROE, Louisiana — Majok Deng scored 16 points, Tylor Ongwae added 15 with 10 rebounds, and Louisiana-Monroe held off Troy 63-54 on Thursday night to win its fourth straight game and seventh straight at home.

The Warhawks (10-6, 4-1 Sun Belt Conference) were down by one late in the second half but surged on an 11-0 run.

Wesley Person Jr. scored 13 for Troy (6-8, 1-4), Kevin Thomas 12, and Kelton Ford 11 and four assists.

Louisiana-Monroe used a 10-2 run to lead 20-12 after a layup by Jamaal Samuel, but Troy rallied to within one, 26-25, on a free throw by Chris Bilbo. Deng hit a 3 and the Warhawks led 29-25 at halftime.

Troy clawed back in the second half, taking a 49-48 lead on a 3 by Ford with 5:32 left, but the Warhawks scored 11 unanswered points and Deng hit 6 of 6 free throws in the final 54 seconds.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.