Stephen F. Austin defeats winless Northern Illinois 74-50

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DEKALB, Ill. (AP)—Forward Josh Alexander scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks past the winless Northern Illinois Huskies Saturday at the NIU Convocation Center.

The Lumberjacks (4-1) staged a balanced offensive attack with three of their starters getting into double digits, including Alexander; guard Eric Bell scored 18 and center Matt Kingsley had 16. Alexander also led all players Saturday night in rebounds with 9.

The Huskies (0-6) had just one player in double figures. Forward Egan Grafel had 11 points, while forward Shaun Logan added 7 and guard Darion Anderson had 6.

The Lumberjacks, who took a 37-29 lead into halftime, shot well from the field—making 54 percent (31-of-57) for the game.

The Huskies, who were hoping for their first win during their season home opener, shot just 39 percent (18-of-46).

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 Top Performers
 Stephen F. Austin
E. Bell E. Bell
8-12,  18 Pts
3 Rebs, 11 Assists
 Northern Illinois
E. Grafel E. Grafel
5-10,  11 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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