CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Taylor Smith had 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead Stephen F. Austin over Texas A&M-CC 67-56 on Saturday in the Southland Conference opener for both teams.
Smith was 10 of 14 from the field in his double-double performance for the Lumberjacks (10-1).
The Lumberjacks never trailed in the game and led 28-23 at halftime. The Lumberjacks shot 50 percent from the field for the game, while the Islanders shot 35.6 percent. They also beat the Islanders on rebounds 41-30.
The Islanders (1-9) have lost nine consecutive games.
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|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|