Lamar Lovelace scored 27 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as NE Douglass defeated Monroe, 85-62.

The Panthers (8-2) also got 17 points from senior Jiahmere Mitchell, who, after scoring the first basket of the game, was honored for scoring his 1,000th career point a couple of weeks ago.

NE Douglass is 16-1 playing on their home court, which they only do a couple of times a year due to the size of the court and a lack of seating.

De'vonte Mateo led the Red Jackets with 20 points including a buzzer-beater to end the first quarter.