KATY, Texas -- Antonio Bostic and Desmond Haymon scored 16 points each and Stephen F. Austin defeated Southeastern Louisiana 68-57 on Friday in the Southland Conference tournament semifinals.
The Lumberjacks (27-3), who with the victory passed their previous high for wins in a season set in 2007-08, will play Northwestern State for the Southland championship on Saturday night. The Demons beat Sam Houston State 55-52.Taylor Smith had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Hal Bateman contributed 11 points and five assists for Stephen F. Austin, the regular-season champion which has won six in a row since losing to Southeastern Louisiana 54-50 on Feb. 16 in Hammond, La.Onochie Ochie scored 12 points for the Lions (13-18), the No. 4 seed. Dre Evans scored 11 points and Todd Nelson and Brandon Fortenberry scored 10 points apiece.