Dec. 18, 2004
SHREVEPORT, La.-- Anthony Paez had a team high 19 points and Marcus Clark scored 11 points in the second half to help the Lumberjacks snap a three game losing streak Saturday night with a 73-70 win over Centenary, in Shreveport, La. Clark hit a driving shot in the lane with 3.6 seconds left to play which lifted SFA to the win. He was fouled on the play and finished the three point play to give the `Jacks the final margin.
SFA (3-4) trailed by eight at the half, 34-26 and fell behind by as many as 13 points in the second half of play before staging a rally with about seven minutes left in the game and took its first lead of the second half on a three-point basket by Josh Porter with just over two minutes to play. Centenary tied the score on a three point basket with 13 seconds left before Clark's shot put SFA in front for good.
Porter, a Shreveport native, recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds on the night. He led SFA on the boards, with Taylor Moore adding eight rebounds. The `Jacks dominated the glass outrebounding the Gents 39-24 for the game. Moore had only two points and one rebound at the half, but came on to score 12 points in the second half to help the Lumberjack comeback. Clark was scoreless at halftime but picked up all 11 of his points in the final 20 minutes of play. He also added four assists. Leonard Brown rounded out the double figure scoring for the Lumberjacks as he scored 10 points and also pulled down four rebounds.
SFA was 24-33 at the free throw line for the game while Centenary went 11-15 for the night at the stripe. The `Jacks shot .434 (23-53) for the game from the field, making eight of nine field goals down the stretch. Centenary shot an even 49 percent from the field (22-51) and was 9-23 (.391) from beyond the three point stripe. Jarmorrow Moragne led Centenary with 20 points and Chad Maclies added 18 for the Gents.
The Lumberjack win snapped a three game losing streak for SFA and also broke Centenary's 20-game Gold Dome winning streak. SFA returns home Monday night to take on Alabama A&M at 7:00 p.m. in the coliseum.