Lumberjacks Fall At ETSU
Nov. 23, 2013
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Junior Jacob Parker recorded his second consecutive double-double performance, but the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack men's basketball team was unable to maintain pace with East Tennesse State in a 66-58 loss Saturday afternoon inside the Freedom Hall Civic Center as part of the First Bank and Trust Company Roundball Showcase.
The double-double is the third of the season for both Parker and SFA (3-2). The native of Bixby, Okla., finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to the Buccaneers (2-4). Parker finished 8-of-14 from the field and one-for-three beyond the arc, while making both of his free throws in 33 minutes played. The 12 rebounds is a career-high for the forward, breaking his previous mark of 11 set one game prior at Marshall (Nov. 21).
Parker was one of two `Jacks to score in double-figures, joined by senior Deshaunt Walker. The native of Silver Springs, Md., recorded 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting. Three of the Walker's five made buckets came from beyond the arc in 19 minutes off the bench. Walker accounted for 13 of SFA's 16 points off the bench.
The `Jacks held a 21-8 mark in second-chance opportunities and 20-15 advantage in points off turnovers.
SFA took an early lead and pushed it to as high as 10 points (18-8) on a made three-pointer from Walker with 11:10 to play in the first half, but ETSU then scored 16 consecutive points to take a 24-18 advantage before eventually taking a 32-26 lead into halftime.
The lead at the break would hold for the Bucaneers, as the `Jacks were only able to pull within four points on two separate occasions in the second half, en route to the 66-58 final.
SFA, now done with its four-game road stretch, will host Samford in its third game of the Roundball Showcase Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7:00 p.m. inside William R. Johnson Coliseum.