Northwestern St. 66, Jacksonville St. 61

Gary Roberson scored five of his seven points in overtime and

William Mosley had 14 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocked shots

as Northwestern State rallied to defeat Jacksonville State 66-61

Friday night.

Roberson opened the extra period with a three-point play that

put the Demons (3-3) ahead to stay.

Northwestern State trailed by nine in the first half, overtook

the Gamecocks (2-3) for a 30-27 halftime lead, then fell behind by

nine again, at 46-37 with 9:59 to play in regulation.

Louis Ellis, who scored a season-high 17 points for the Demons,

tied the game at 55 on a driving layup with 5 seconds left in

regulation to force overtime.

Northwestern State hit 7 of 9 free throws in the extra period

after sinking only 15 of 29 in regulation.

Stephen Hall scored 16 to lead Jacksonville State, which missed

four 3-point tries in the final minute of overtime.