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Southland Conference Tournament Recaps

9:07 PM, Mar 14, 2013   |    comments
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Katy, TX (Sports Network) - Brandon Fortenberry scored 18 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Southeastern Louisiana Lions captured an 85-65 win over the McNeese State Cowboys in the quarterfinals of the Southland Conference Tournament at the Merrell Center.

Dre Evans added 17 points for the fourth-seeded Lions (13-17), followed by Onochie Ochie with 15 points and eight rebounds in order to send the team to the semifinals on Friday to do battle with top-seeded Stephen F. Austin. Jeffery Ricard contributed 14 points and Roger Woods 10 in the victory.

The eighth-seeded Cowboys (14-17) were led by Desharick Guidry with 16 points, Craig McFerrin 15 and nine boards, followed by Dontae Cannon with 10 points in the losing cause.

The Lions produced a 53-36 lead at the break on the strength of 57.1 percent shooting from the floor, which included 7-of-12 beyond the arc, not to mention a perfect 14-of-14 showing at the free-throw line.

In the second half Southeastern Louisiana again shot the ball well from the field at a 54.2 percent clip in order to cruise to the 20-point win.

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