'Jacks Pick Up 19th Win With Victory Over Indians
March 5, 2003
The Lumberjacks moved to 19-7 on the year and 15-4 in Southland Conference play with a come from behind, 66-58 win over the Indians of UL-Monroe Wednesday night in the coliseum. SFA fell behind by as many as 12 points and trailed the entire first half while shooting an abysmal .242 from the field (8-33) for the first 20 minutes.
In spite of the ice cold first half shooting, the 'Jacks finally managed to chip away at the UL-Monroe elad and cut it to seven, 26-19 as neither team could score in the final 2:24 of the half. SFA closed out the first half on a 5-0 run holding the Indians scoreless for the final 3:12 of the first half.
Antonio Burks came out in the second half of play and put the 'Jacks on his back scoring 14 of his game high 20 points after halftime. Burks ended the night shooting 8-11 from the field, including 2-2 on three pointers. He also added five rebounds and an assist. Jasen Gast added 14 points and B.J. Banks scored 11, going 7-10 at the free throw line to round out double figure scoring for SFA.
Marcus Clark also helped ignite the 'Jacks in the second half as he scored nine points and dished out seven assists.
The 'Jacks ended the night outrebounding UL-Monroe by a 43-42 margin with Taylor Moore leading the way with 10 rebounds. Percy Green, the 'Jacks leading scorer was limited to only four points and four rebounds in 17 minutes of play.
SFA can win its 20th game of the season when it closes the regular season Friday night with a 6:00 p.m. tip against Northwestern State.