Walker’s late FT secures SF Austin’s 68-67 win over SAGU
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Freshman Oddyst Walker made a free throw in the final two seconds as Stephen F. Austin slipped past NAIA’s Southwest Assemblies of God 68-67 on Thursday night.
Stephen F. Austin (2-0), which had a 36-33 halftime advantage, led most of the second half but could not shake SAGU. The Lumberjacks took a 67-60 lead following Davonte Fitzgerald’s jumper with 1:56 left in the game. SAGU’s Joshua Kashila drove for a layup, Nykolas Mason hit a jumper and Kashila followed with a 3-pointer to tie the game with 36 seconds left.
Walker was fouled while retrieving a loose ball and then dropped in the winning free throw to secure the win.
Kashila finished with 20 points to lead all scorers, making 5 of 9 from the floor. Cameron Hill added 17 points with five steals and Darian Davis chipped in 12 for SAGU.