Scores

Final

SF Austin 85

(8-7, 2-2 Southland)

Nicholls State 67

(5-11, 0-5 Southland)

    8:30 PM ET, January 19, 2005

    Stopher Gymnasium, Thibodaux, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    SFA 33 5285
    NICH 22 4567

    Top Performers

    Stephen F. Austin: M. Clark 29 Pts, 6 Ast, 3 Stl

    Nicholls St: B. Searles 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

    Stephen F. Austin 85, Nicholls State 67

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) -- Marcus Clark scored a career-high 29 points as Stephen F. Austin defeated Southland Conference foe Nicholls State 85-67 Wednesday night.

    It was the third consecutive game in which Clark scored at least 20 points.

    The Lumberjacks (8-7, 2-2 Southland) led by 11 points at halftime, despite struggling at the free-throw line, shooting only 27 percent.

    But Clark and Josh Porter led Stephen F. Austin to a second-half offensive explosion as Porter finished the game with 19 points. The Lumberjacks went through a stretch in the second half that saw them connect on eight consecutive shots and hit 11-of-12, as the Lumberjacks extended their lead to 20 points.

    The Lumberjacks held Nicholls State (5-11, 0-5) to a 42 percent shooting performance and outrebounded the Colonels 35-33.

    Anthony Paez added 11 points for the Lumberjacks.

    B.J. Searles led Nicholls State with 17 points, while Shawn King added 13.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SFA
    NICH
    Points 85 67
    FG Made-Attempted 33-63 (.524) 21-50 (.420)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 8-25 (.320)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-21 (.524) 17-25 (.680)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 0

    2004-05 Season

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