Sam Houston State vs Southeastern Louisiana

SE Louisiana 69, Sam Houston St. 65


HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Brandon Fortenberry scored 22 points and Southeastern Louisiana held off Sam Houston State to snap a two-game losing skid with a 69-65 victory Thursday night.

The Lions (6-11, 4-3 Southland Conference) were behind 30-27 at halftime and trailed until Dre Evans' 3-pointer put them ahead 38-37 with 15:50 to play.

Terrance Motley's jumper quickly put the Bearkats (11-8, 4-3) back ahead, but after Darius Gatson's basket made it 40-38 Sam Houston State, Roosevelt Johnson's layup sparked a 5-0 Southeastern Louisiana run to put the Lions ahead for good.

Southeastern Louisiana never led by more than seven, and the Bearkats twice cut the lead to two points in the final 30 seconds, the last on Gatson's free throw with 4 seconds remaining. Johnson responded with two free throws, though, and Sam Houston State's Paul Baxter missed a desperation 3 to end it.

DeMarcus Gatlin led the Bearkats with 15 points.

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Sam Houston State Bearkats
J. Thomas, F333-53-45039
M. Holyfield, C112-20-03044
P. Baxter, G293-134-631311
D. Gatson, G261-46-84139
D. Gatlin, G254-76-740415
M. McKinney230-50-23020
A. Harwell140-10-01320
W. Bond133-50-14018
N. Mason111-33-41025
T. Motley82-30-04044
J. McKay70-20-01020
Totals 19-5022-323753065
Southeastern Louisiana Lions
R. Johnson, F244-53-571411
R. Woods, F161-11-30033
B. Fortenberry, G385-129-935122
D. Evans, G364-71-423312
J. Ricard, G270-62-21152
A. Benton232-33-53157
J. Campbell142-40-22104
O. Ochie132-30-05135
T. Nelson71-21-20013
J. James20-00-00010
Totals 21-4320-3227132669
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Sam Houston9-618-10169
Hou. Baptist8-613-12205
SE Louisiana7-814-14258
C. Arkansas7-88-20282
Abil Chr.6-812-13292
Incarn Word6-911-15304
Nicholls St.5-912-15266
Nwestern St.4-1010-15324
McNeese St.4-107-18302
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