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