Eugene, Ore. — Demondre Chapman scored 14 points as Prairie View defeated Stephen F. Austin 53-50 Tuesday in the opening game of the Global Sports Hoops Showcase on the campus of the University of Oregon.
Ryan Gesiakowski scored 12 for the Panthers (4-7), who have won back-to-back games after losing seven straight.
Jereal Scott had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Lumberjacks (5-5), who had two chances to tie in the final 5 seconds but missed 3-pointers.
The Panthers led 23-22 at halftime, but consecutive jumpers by Hal Bateman put the Lumberjacks up 43-40 with 7:29 to play.
But Gesiakowski hit a 3-pointer with 3:03 left to put Prairie View back on top 49-48. It was Gesiakowski’s third 3-pointer in 13 attempts.
After Chapman made it 51-48 with 1:55 remaining, Desmond Haymon had a chance to tie it with 28 seconds left but made just 2 of 3 free throws, and the Panthers held on.
Article referenced from SWAC.