NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack basketball team bounced back from its first loss in nearly a month by taking a 102-68 win over East Central Tuesday in Johnson Coliseum. The 102-point outburst is SFA's first triple-digit score in a regulation game since the ‘Jacks beat Paul Quinn, 101-48, in the 2005-06 season.
Junior Jordan Glynn continued his impressive streak of double-doubles by scoring 20 points and pulling down 13 rebounds – both career-highs. This marks Glynn's fifth straight double-double and his sixth consecutive game to pull down at least 10 rebounds.
The win moves SFA to 7-3, while East Central falls to 5-6 on the year.
Glynn was well on his way to a double-double in the game's first five minutes. He had six rebounds – five on offense – by the 14:51 mark. Following the sixth board – a rebound of his own missed jumper – Glynn laid one in for his fourth point of the night, giving the Lumberjacks their first double-digit lead, a 17-6 margin with 14:48 to play.
East Central trimmed the lead back to eight two possessions later, but Glynn chased an Austin Falke 3-pointer with a three-point play of his own as he was fouled on a jumper in the paint. The sequence put SFA back ahead by 12, and the Tigers failed to get closer than nine points the rest of the way.
Falke finished with 10 points and four assists and was 2-for-4 from 3-point range. Junior forward Mark Gomillia joined him with 10, setting a new career mark of his own. Jereal Scott and Eddie Williams chipped in with 13 and 11 points, respectively, giving the Lumberjacks five double-digit scorers in a game for the first time this season.
Eric Allen scored 15 points to pace the Tigers. Maurice Abraham added 13 points and a team-best nine rebounds.
SFA pulled down a season-high 50 rebounds and dominated the lane, outscoring the Tigers, 60-36, in the paint. Scott, Aaron Smith and Will Reinke each finished with six rebounds, and Reinke blocked a career-best four shots.
The Lumberjacks connected on a season-high 40 field goals and finished with a .563 shooting percentage, just shy of their season-best.
After the Christmas break, SFA will be back in action on Dec. 29 and 30, when the Lumberjacks play in the St. Mary's Shamrock Office Supply Invitational. SFA is scheduled to take on Binghamton and Howard in the event.