The Lumberjacks dropped their second matchup of the season against the Northwestern State Demons, 87-72.
The Lumberjacks had a quick start with a steal followed by a dunk from Shannon Bogues who lead the team with 29 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals. Kevon Harris had 18 points, three rebounds and two steals and Mitchell Seraille added six points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.
Despite NSU’s No. 9 SLC standing, they scored 50 percent at the three-point line and 80 percent in free throws. It was the second and last time SFA played the Demons this season. The first time they played each other was at home; the Lumberjacks lost 59-61.
The Lumberjacks were able to catch up and take the lead at the end of the first half, 39-38, after being down by 10 and going on a 16-5 run. However, the Jacks lost the momentum in the second half. The Lumberjacks were slow to score with a 41.7 field goal percentage. The team also had 12 turnovers which allowed NSU to make 13 points off turnovers.
NSU went on a 17-5 run to give them a 10-point lead at the beginning of the second half followed by an 11-1 run extending the lead to 17. The Jacks went on a 14-4 run but were struck down by another 15-5 run by NSU.
Key players for the Demons were LaTerrance Reed, who scored seven of the team’s 13 three-pointers, leading his team with 27 points. There were two key players who acquired double-doubles, C.J. Jones with 14 points and 10 assists and Ishmael Lane with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
SFA ends with a record of 13-11, 6-6 SLC. The Lumberjacks will play Texas A&M- Corpus Christi at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the William R. Johnson Coliseum.