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Southland Conference Tournament Recaps
(Friday, March 15th)

Final Score: Stephen F. Austin 68, Southeastern Louisiana 57

Katy, TX (Sports Network) - Taylor Smith shot 7-of-8 en route to 14 points and 11 rebounds to lift the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks over the Southeastern Louisiana Lions in the semifinals of the Southland Conference Tournament at the Leonard E. Merrell Center.

Antonio Bostic and Desmond Haymon netted 16 points apiece for Stephen F. Austin (27-3) which takes on Northwestern State in the title game. Hal Bateman added 11 points and five assists in the winning effort.

Onochie Ochie led Southeastern Louisiana (13-18) with 12 points and six rebounds while Dre Evans chipped in 11 points and Brandon Fortenberry and Todd Nelson each had 10 points.

Stephen F. Austin jumped out to a 39-25 halftime advantage after shooting 63 percent from the floor while holding the Lions to 43.5 percent. The Lumberjacks led by as many 22 points and won the rebounding battle, 37-23.

Stephen F. Austin will enter the championship tomorrow having won six straight contests.

Final Score: Northwestern State 55, Sam Houston State 52

Katy, TX (Sports Network) - DeQuan Hicks and Marvin Frazier each scored 11 points as the Northwestern State Demons held on for a 55-52 win over the Sam Houston State Bearkats in the semifinals of the Southland Conference Tournament at the Merrell Center.

Shamir Davis and James Hulbin each tallied seven points as well for Northwestern State (22-8) which takes on Stephen F. Austin in Saturday's title game.

Darius Gatson had a game-high 14 points and James Thomas added 11 points and eight rebounds for Sam Houston State (17-17).

Northwestern State held the Bearkats to just nine field goals in the second half while knocking down 10-of-13 shots from the free-throw line.

03/16 00:11:53 ET