Stephen F. Austin 73, Lamar 72, OT
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP)—Josh Alexander scored 17 points, including five in overtime, to lead Stephen F. Austin to a 73-72 victory over Lamar on Thursday night.
Lamar cut Stephen F. Austin’s lead to one in regulation when Brandon Chappell hit a 3-pointer. Alexander responded with a free throw to give the Lumberjacks (10-5, 3-0 Southland) a 66-64 lead, but Lamar tied the score at 66 on a layup by James Davis with 35 seconds left.
Stephen F. Austin outscored Lamar 7-6 in overtime, holding Lamar to 30 percent shooting.
Davis led Lamar (7-9, 1-1) with 29 points. He also had 15 rebounds and five blocked shots. Lamar Sanders added 12 points and Matthew Barrow 11 for the Cardinals.
Kyle Jacobs scored 14 points for Stephen F. Austin and Gerald Fonzie and Chaz Dykes each scored 11.