HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Hal Bateman scored 15 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the free-throw line, dished out eight assists and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Stephen F. Austin past Sam Houston State 50-44 on Wednesday night.
Stephen F. Austin is now tied atop the Southland Conference with Northwestern State.
The Bearkats (14-12, 7-7) cut Stephen F. Austin's lead to three, 41-38, after James Thomas hit a lay-up with 4:35 to go but the Lumberjacks followed with an 8-2 run thanks to a bucket and two free throws by Bateman and a 3-pointer by Parker to put the game away for good.
Thomas ended his night with 14 points and eight rebounds. Nathaniel Mason had 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting and grabbed five rebounds.
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|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|