The Lumberjacks fell to the undefeated Sam Houston Bearkats, 94-72, in the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
Halfway through the first half that the Bearkats extended their lead on a 9-0 run, followed by a 7-0 run to put SHSU up by 16 points with 9:25 left in the first half. Head coach Kyle Keller quickly used up his timeouts in the first half.
The Lumberjacks tried to double-team players, but the Bearkats quickly caught on to the plan and began moving the ball quicker. The Bearkats outrebounded SFA and obtained 14 second-chance points.
Three key players for the Lumberjacks were able to score double digits; Kevon Harris had 20 points, Devonte Fitzgerald had 11 points and Shannon Bogues had 19.
The Lumberjacks only had one lead at the beginning of the game which lasted 31 seconds.
The Bearkats not only led by scoring percentages, but also outrebounded SFA 45-25, 13 of those being offensive rebounds. They also had 40 points off the bench compared to 16 from the Lumberjacks.
Bearkat Kai Mitchell was the only player to finish with a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Cameron Delaney had 18 points and five rebounds, while his brother Josh Delaney had 11 points, two rebounds and six assists.
Entering the second half down by 24 points, SFA was able to improve their offense by finishing their shots. SFA outscored the Bearkats 38-36 in the second half.
John Comeaux fouled out with 3:26 left in the game after receiving his fourth foul plus a technical. Comeaux left the game with five points, three rebounds and two assists.
The Lumberjacks continue their SLC play on the road to play Houston Baptist University at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Fans can listen to a live broadcast from Q107.7.