Northwestern St. beats SE Louisiana despite poor shooting
HAMMOND, La. (AP)—Trey Gilder had 17 points and 8 rebounds as Northwestern State came from behind to beat Southeastern Louisiana 60-55 on Saturday.
The Demons (9-13, 5-3 Southland) won even though they made only 37 percent of their shots, and were 53 percent from the free-throw line.
They needed a 15-4 run in the last four minutes to beat the Lions (12-8, 4-3).
Keithan Hancock’s 10 points included five in the game-winning surge—a 3-pointer to tie the game at 54-all with 1:54 left, and two free throws with 15 seconds left.
After Hancock’s 3-pointer, he got a 50-foot pass in transition to Colby Bargeman, who drove to the baseline for a layup with 1:12 to go.
The Demons’ C.J. Clark blocked an inside shot and helped force a traveling call in the fight for possession with 45 seconds left. NSU worked the clock down before Hancock drew a foul and converted his free throws 30 seconds later.
Northwestern outrebounded SLU 41-36, including 20 offensive rebounds.
Warrell Span led all scorers with 20 points for the Lions (12-8, 4-3), but nobody else on his team had more than nine.
Jerry Moody had 11 rebounds for Northwestern State. Tavaris Nance and Dekyron Nicks had seven each for the Lions; Nicks also had six assists.