Stephen F. Austin hangs on to beat Louisiana-Monroe
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP)—Josh Alexander and Matt Kingsley scored 18 points each and Nick Shaw had a double-double to help lead Stephen F. Austin to a 71-68 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Wednesday night.
Shaw had 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Lumberjacks (3-1). Eric Bell scored 12 points and had nine assists for Stephen F. Austin.
Stephen F. Austin led by as much as 14 points in the second half after holding a narrow 38-34 halftime lead. Louisiana-Monroe cut the lead to the final margin of 71-68 with 45 seconds left.
Tony Hooper led the Warhawks (1-3) with 23 points. Jordan Payne added 15.
The Lumberjacks shot 45 percent for the game to the Warhawks’ 39 percent.