STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 67, YALE 57
Nacogdoches, TX – Stephen F. Austin ended its Preseason WNIT play on a winning note Saturday evening. The Lady Jacks (2-1) outscored Yale 37-20 in the second half to grab the victory, 67-57.
The Bulldogs (2-2) led by seven, 37-30, at the halfway mark but a 21-5 run from Stephen F. Austin allowed the Lady Jacks to surge ahead by the end of the third quarter. Roxy Barahman nailed several jumpers down the stretch, pulling Yale within four with a little over a minute to play. It was Stephen F. Austin’s ability to knock down clutch free throws, hitting 6-8 from the charity stripe in the closing minute that sealed the win.
Senior Chanell Hayes led the Lady Jacks with 23 points, pouring in five three-pointers. Imani Johnson (12 points) and Riley Harvey (11 points) also gave Stephen F. Austin a boost.
Yale’s Roxy Barahman finished with a game-high 26 points, playing 39 of the game’s 40 minutes.