Junior Jacob Parker recorded his third double-double of the season in 66-58 loss at East Tennessee State Saturday.
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.
Senior Nikola Gajic recorded eight points, while sophomores Thomas Walkup and Trey Pinkney finished with five and six points, respectfully. Pinkney also recorded a game-high four assists.
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.