Idaho 3-point shooting too much for SFA in CIT hoops loss


MOSCOW, Idaho - Stephen F. Austin shot just 29 percent in the second half as the Lumberjacks were put out of the Postseason tournament by Idaho 73-50 on Wednesday night at Memorial Gym.

SFA (18-14) was making its fifth-straight postseason appearance, but could not match the Vandals from the Sky Conference. Lumberjacks head coach Kyle Keller was attempting to be the third coach in program history to win a postseason game in the SFA's NCAA Division I era.

Idaho's Chad Sherwood scored 17 points with Victor Sanders and Nate Sherwood adding 10 apiece. Idaho (18-13) drilled 10 3-pointers and was 15 of 15 from the free-throw line.

T.J. Holyfield was the lone SFA player to reach double figures with 13.

The 'Jacks trailed 37-30 at halftime and pulled to within four points, 37-33, in the opening minutes of the second half courtesy of a 3-pointer from Ivan Canete. It was one of four SFA had in game.

Idaho responded with consecutive treys from Chad Sherwood.

Canete dialed up again form long distance to pull back to 43-36 with Leon Gilmore III scoring on a layup to pull within five points, 43-38. SFA never drew any closer than that.



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