Lumberjacks Tower Over Schreiner
SFA puts size advantage to good use in 99-54 win
NACOGDOCHES, Texas ? Sophomore center Matt Kingsley scored a career-high 30 points on 13-of-16 shooting as Stephen F. Austin cruised past Schreiner, 99-54, Tuesday night at the William R. Johnson Coliseum. The career effort by Kingsley led three Lumberjacks in double figures as SFA evened its record at 2-2. Schreiner remained winless at
0-3 with the defeat.
The Lumberjacks scored the game?s first bucket ? a layup by Kingsley.
Schreiner led briefly after a 3-pointer by Jonathan Young, but SFA regained the edge on the ensuing possession with a layup by Chaz Dykes, and the Lumberjacks never trailed again. SFA led by as many as 18 in the first half and took a 14-point edge to the locker room at halftime.
SFA really broke the game open in the second half, when the Lumberjacks shot 68.6 percent while holding the Mountaineers to 32 percent.
SFA forced 33 Schreiner turnovers, which the Lumberjacks converted to
47 points. SFA dropped in 18 fast-break points and used its size advantage to outscore Schreiner, 70-24, in the paint. Kingsley led that effort. The 6-9 Houston native had 18 points by halftime and added 12 more in just 10 minutes of second-half action.
Junior forward Trevor Guy joined Kingsley in double figures with 17 points, and junior forward Scott Weaver added 10. Every Lumberjack who played scored, except junior point guard Gerald Fonzie, who led the team with four assists. Guy also hauled in a game-high seven rebounds, edging Kingsley by one.
The Lumberjacks will be back in action Saturday, when they travel to Columbia, Missouri, to take on Missouri. The game against the Tigers is set to start at 6 p.m.