Ertel fires up 11 treys, scores 39 in UL Monroe’s 69-49 win


Michael Ertel drained a school-record 11 3-pointers, scored a career-high 39 points and Louisiana-Monroe romped past preseason favorite South Alabama 69-49. Ertel was red-hot to start the game, shooting 10-for-12 from the field  with eight 3-pointers and 28 points by halftime as the Warhawks (6-7, 2-2) shot 63% in the first 20 minutes to race away from the preseason Sun Belt favorites by 16 points. Chad Lott scored 13 points for South Alabama, which trailed by 20 through most of the second half and saw a two-game win streak end.