Northwestern St. beats top-seeded SFA 69-66 in Southland semis
KATY, Texas (AP)—Trey Gilder scored 22 points and Keithan Hancock added 20 Friday night to lead Northwestern State past top-seeded Stephen F. Austin 69-66 in the semifinals of the Southland Conference tournament.
The fifth-seeded Demons overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to advance to the tournament finals for the fourth straight season. Northwestern State (15-17) will play No. 7 seed Texas-Arlington in the Sunday’s championship.
Stephen F. Austin (26-5) was led by Matt Kingsley’s 22 points and eight rebounds.
Colby Bargeman added 12 points for the Demons.
Gerald Fonzie scored 14 for Stephen F. Austin, which led 36-23 at halftime after shooting 48 percent from the floor.