- Associated Press - Saturday, January 6, 2018

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Kevon Harris scored 20 points and Shannon Bogues had 14 and Stephen F. Austin beat Northwestern State 64-56 on Saturday.

C.J. Jones made a layup, a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer in a minute-and-a-half to reduce Northwestern State’s deficit to 56-53 with 6:27 to play, but the Demons missed 8 of 9 after with their only field goal coming on a dunk from Ishmael Lane.

Following Jones’ 3, TJ Holyfield registered a 3-point play with 5:55 to go. Stephen F. Austin (13-3, 2-1 Southland) didn’t fare much better shooting after that as it missed 5 of 6 shots from the field down the stretch. Holyfield scored 11 points for the Lumberjacks.

The Lumberjacks missed all 16 of their 3-point attempts and were 20 of 32 (62.5 percent) from the free throw line. It’s the first time in nearly six years Stephen F. Austin hadn’t made a 3.

Northwestern State (3-12, 0-4) got 15 points from Jones and Lane had 10 points and nine rebounds. The Demons missed 16 of 31 free throws (48) and were 5 of 20 (25) from beyond the arc.

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