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SFA advances to SLC Tournament final

The SFA Lumberjacks have advanced to the SLC Tournament Championship following a 91-79 win over Northwestern State. 

The Lumberjacks will face the winner of Sam Houston and Texas A&M -Corpus Christi in the final game Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

SFA played an aggressive game against Northwestern State, with the 'Jacks scoring their first two points from the free-throw line.

While the 'Jacks had success against the Demons, with Northwestern State's expected full-court press made it difficult for the 'Jacks to spread and maintain their winning gap throughout the game.

Starting players on the SFA team Jacob Parker and Thomas Walkup both racked up fouls very quickly within the first half of the game. 

Parker played just four minutes in the first half. Walkup also found himself in foul trouble with about eight minutes left in the game.

When asked about the high fouling stats Head Coach Brad Underwood stated: "That's who we are. We are a deep team. We play ten guys."

Freshman Ty Charles showed up for the team with multiple three-pointers, one of his threes becoming a successful and-one. 

Coming off a recent leg injury, the freshman says he has worked hard to get himself in the condition he needed to be in, for this tournament.

In regard to Charles' success against NWS, he said, "I had some different opportunities tonight."

Walkup found himself taking break-away after break-away. The senior who was recently named the league's Player of the Year scored a total of 13 points for the 'Jacks.

Walkup explained that the motivation for the team to win the tournament for the second year in a row is still at an all-time high.

"We are just as hungry as were last year," Walkup said.

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