SFA men’s, women’s basketball teams win in home opener

(Stephen F. Austin State University)
Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 12:43 AM CST
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NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - While high school football is going into the playoffs, basketball is just getting underway.

The Sawmill re-opened tonight as the SFA Ladyjacks were looking to pick up where they left off last season. They were the WAC champions with an overall record of 28-5. Tipoff began the 2022 season as the Ladyjacks welcomed UTSA.

The Ladyjacks first score of the year came when Aiyana Johnson was fed down low and got the bucket. Scoring would go back and forth in the first quarter, as the score would be tied up at 19-19 after one. The Ladyjacks would nearly keep it tied up at the half when Hyla Deck dishes it to Kurstyn Harden who drops it at the buzzer bringing the score 36-34 at the half.

The game would remain even throughout the second half. Then late in the fourth SFA makes a run when Kurstyn Harden hits it and Ladyjacks go on to win. Final score 68-63.

Then it was time for the men as the SFA Lumberjacks would open their season to Letourneau. The Jacks also WAC Champions last year going 22-10 overall. Jacks looking to improve on that this year.

And right from the gun the Lumberjacks come out scoring hot making a big run in the opening of the game. The scoring would continue giving the Jacks a comfortable lead. Jalil Beaubrun stuffs it home. The Jacks would dominate winning the game 93-40.