NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) Zeek Woodley scored a game-high 24 points and Devonte Hall added 16 and Northwestern State surprised Stephen F. Austin with a 72-67 win Thursday night pulling away in the waning seconds.
Northwestern State (12-16, 6-11 Southland) closed the game with 5-0 run in the final 94 seconds on an Ishmael Lane layup, a 3-point play by Hall and Tra’von Joseph’s free throw.
Stephen F. Austin (16-13, 11-6) tied it at 67 when TJ Holyfield made one of two free throws with just under two minutes left. The Lumberjacks led 39-38 at halftime and neither team led by more than six points after intermission.
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Sabri Thompson added 12 points – 4 for 7 from 3 – for the Demons who shot 10 for 24 from 3-point range.
Leon Gilmore III scored 22 points for the Lumberjacks and Holyfield added a double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds.