Kingsley’s 29 leads SFA to 71-62 win over A&M-CC

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP)—Matt Kingsley scored 29 points, including 16 in the second half, to lead Stephen F. Austin to a 71-62 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday night.

Kingsley hit 9-of-15 from the field, including the Lumberjacks’ first three baskets. He also hit 11-of-12 free-throws.

Josh Alexander added 15 points, including 12 from 3-pointers. Scott Weaver came off the bench to score 10 for Stephen F. Austin (18-3, 6-2 Southland).

Kevin Perkins and Demond Watt each scored 12 points for the Islanders (6-14, 3-4).

The Islanders led briefly in the first half before Stephen F. Austin used an 18-2 run to take a 12-point lead at 24-12 with 4:55 left. The Lumberjacks led 32-23 at the half after shooting 60 percent from the field.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi tied the game twice in the second half. Free throws by Kingsley and Alexander kept the game out of reach.

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Matt Kingsley Matt Kingsley
9-15,  29 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists
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Demond Watt Demond Watt
4-5,  12 Pts
7 Rebs, 0 Assists

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