Stephen F. Austin vs Lamar

Stephen F. Austin 65, Lamar 51

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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Taylor Smith scored 20 points on 10-of-13 shooting and Stephen F. Austin defeated Lamar 65-51 on Saturday night.

Smith also had team highs with seven rebounds and four blocks. Hal Bateman added 18 points for the Lumberjacks (18-2, 9-1 Southland). Bateman's basket late in the first half made it 27-24 going into the break as Stephen F. Austin came back from a nine-point deficit midway through the half.

The Lumberjacks shot 61 percent after halftime to finish at 48 percent for the game. They outscored Lamar 24-6 in the first 10 minutes of the second half.

Amos Wilson led the Cardinals (2-20, 0-10) with 20 points. Lamar hasn't won since before Southland play began, beating LIU-Brooklyn at home on Dec. 29 before losing the next 10.

Stephen F. Austin leads the nation in scoring defense, allowing 49 points per game.

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Scoreboard
Stephen F. Austin (18-2) «273865
Lamar (2-20)242751
 
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
T. Smith, F3910-130-170420
J. Parker, F282-70-03215
H. Bateman, G336-86-965218
D. Haymon, G313-91-24328
A. Bostic, G302-72-25146
T. Walkup, G171-30-03113
D. Walker, G101-40-00012
J. Bright, F41-20-00002
T. Pinkney, G40-11-20001
D. Toskovic, F30-00-00000
I. Asortse, F10-00-00000
N. Gajic, F00-00-00000
A. Perez, G00-00-00000
Total 26-5410-1631121565
 48.1%62.5% 
Lamar Cardinals
R. Mitchell, F344-100-07348
S. Brown, F323-112-410028
A. Wilson, F225-93-320313
D. Minor, G372-74-44228
D. Minton, G321-62-42024
K. Blanks, G172-52-23016
M. Hancock, G131-10-02002
S. Norman, F81-20-03022
H. Webb, G30-00-00000
B. Doty, G20-00-00010
Total 19-5113-173351751
 37.3%76.5% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
SF Austin18-032-3
Texas A&M-CC14-418-16
Sam Houston13-524-11
Nwestern St.12-617-14
Incarn Word9-521-6
Oral Roberts11-817-16
Nicholls St.11-814-15
McNeese St.9-1011-20
New Orleans8-1011-15
SE Louisiana7-1212-18
C. Arkansas5-138-21
Lamar3-154-26
Abilene Christian2-1211-20
Hou. Baptist2-166-25
 
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