SE Louisiana 86, Northwestern St. 77

Patrick Sullivan scored 24 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and had

five blocks to lead Southeastern Louisiana past Northwestern State

86-77 on Saturday.

Sullivan was 10-for-10 from the free throw line 7 of 13 from the

field in the regular season finale for both teams.

Trent Hutchin added 21 points, DeShawn Patterson 12 points and

seven assists and Robert Tibbs and Gary Dixon chipped in 11 points

each for the Lions (18-11, 10-6 Southland Conference). The Lions

improved to 14-1 at home this season.

The Demons (10-19, 5-11), who had a 40-29 halftime advantage,

led 70-67 with 5:46 remaining. Southeastern Louisiana then scored

seven straight to lead for good. Patterson’s jumper capped the

spurt with 3:26 to play.

Will Pratt scored 21 points and Damon Jones added 15 for

Northwestern State, which lost its fourth straight.