Stephen F. Austins pulls away from Northwestern State 69-62

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP)Kevon Harris scored 25 points and Stephen F. Austin pulled away in the closing minutes to defeat Northwestern State 69-62 on Wednesday night.

Roti Ware added 17 points for the Lumberjacks (16-3, 7-1 Southland Conference), who won their fifth straight on the road. David Kachelries scored 11 points and Gavin Kensmil grabbed eight rebounds.

The Lumberjacks were up one with under three minutes to play when Calvin Solomon’s layup pushed the lead to 59-56. After a Northwestern State miss, Ware nailed a jumper in the paint. Solomon then came up with a turnover that led to John Comeaux’s fastbreak layup for a 63-56 lead with 1:42 remaining.

The Demons ended the drought with a pair of free throws but Comeaux matched those with 38 seconds to go and then Ware matched a pair as well with eight seconds left.

Chudier Bile scored a season-high 26 points and had nine rebounds for the Demons (7-10, 4-4).

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