CONWAY, Ark. -- Rylan Bergersen scored a career-high 25 points and Hayden Koval added 21 as Central Arkansas clobbered second-place Nicholls 84-65 on Saturday, breaking the Governors' four-game win streak.
The Bears (10-18, 9-8 Southland Conference) broke away with a 20-6 run over nearly nine minutes of the first half, holding Nicholls to 3-for-17 shooting, including 0-for-6 from deep. Bergersen scored seven of his 25 points during the run.
Nicholls (18-10, 12-5) was held to a season-low 18 points on 24% shooting in the first half while the Bears scored 41 -- their largest halftime lead of the season. The loss drops Nicholls out of second place, landing a half-game behind Abilene Christian.
Central Arkansas takes on Abilene Christian on the road next Saturday. Nicholls State plays Houston Baptist on the road on Wednesday.
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