Stephen F. Austin 73-Louisiana-Monroe 57
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP)—Josh Alexander scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help lead Stephen F. Austin to a 73-57 victory over Lousiana-Monroe on Wednesday night.
Louisana Monroe (10-18, 6-10 Southland) took an early lead, but Stephen F. Austin (15-11, 8-7) quickly closed the gap. Alexander connected on a 3-pointer at 13:46 in the first half to give the Lumberjacks the lead for good.
Alexander shot 9-of-14 overall and made 7-of-11 3-point attempts. Anthony Paez added a career-high 25 points and Marcus Clark had 10 assists.
Tony Hooper led the Indians with 16 points, while James Perkins had 13. Dalky Melendez led the team with seven rebounds.
Stephen F. Austin led 33-21 at the half. The Lumberjacks shot 52 percent on the game, while the Indians shot 37 percent.