Ladyjacks Hold-off Southeastern Louisiana
Feb. 2, 2002
NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack basketball team survived a scare from Southeastern Louisiana, 73-64, Saturday afternoon at the William R. Johnson Coliseum. The Ladyjacks extend their winning streak to six games and improve to 14-5 overall and 11-1 in the Southland Conference.
Southeastern Louisiana controlled the first half behind strong perimeter shooting. The Lady Lions were a perfect 6-of-6 from outside the three-point arc in the first stanza and led by as many as 13 points. SLU shot 54 percent in the first half and held a 15-14 edge in rebounds while cruising to a 34-30 half time lead. SFA took only its second lead of the game on two free throws by junior Amy Collins (San Antonio, Texas) at the 16:57 mark of the contest. Collins finished the game with 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
SFA pushed its lead to as many as 11 points in the second half but SFA was never able to put away a Lady Lions team that was led by Velicity Burkhalter's 25-point performance.
Senior Chaquita Dilworth (Temple, Texas) led the Ladyjacks with her career-high 22-point effort. She also added six rebounds, five assists and five steals in the victorious effort. Senior Jessica Guild (Flower Mound, Texas) added 11 points and five rebounds.
The Ladyjacks return to action Monday against Nicholls State. The game is scheduled to tipoff at 7 p.m., from the William R. Johnson Coliseum.