NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) LaTerrance Reed had a season-high 27 points as Northwestern State defeated Stephen F. Austin 87-72 on Saturday.
Ishmael Lane had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Northwestern State (10-16, 5-8 Southland Conference), which broke its four-game home losing streak. C.J. Jones added 14 points and 10 assists. DeAndre Love had 10 points for the hosts.
Northwestern State headed into halftime trailing narrowly, 39-38, but the Demons were able to outscore the Lumberjacks 49-33 in the second half to pull away for the victory. The Demons' 49 second-half points marked a season best for the team.