December 30, 2014

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (AP) Ty Charles scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half as Stephen F. Austin came from behind and then held on to beat Cal State Northridge 61-57 on Monday night.

Trailing 34-25 at the break, SFA started the second period scoring nine unanswered points. Later Charles nailed a 3-pointer to start an 11-0 run for a 48-39 lead with 10:32 left in the game. Charles hit another 3 to give the Lumberjacks a 57-47 lead with 3:52 remaining.

The Matadors charged back as Devonte Elliott made a free throw, Stephen Maxwell drove for a layup, Landon Drew nailed a 3-pointer and Maxwell slipped in for another layup to close to 57-55 with 45 seconds left. Charles and Jacob Parker, who had 12 points, made four free throws to seal the win for SFA (10-3), which has won nine straight games.

Maxwell had 17 points for the Matadors (3-11).

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