HAMMOND — Zay Jackson scored 16 points and Southeastern Louisiana pulled away midway through the second half and beat Nicholls State 69-61 in men’s college basketball Saturday night.

Jackson was 5-of-8 from the floor.

Dimi Cook added 15 points for Southeastern Louisiana (6-18, 4-7 Southland Conference), which outrebounded the Colonels 44-26.

Ja’Dante’ Frye scored 12 points to lead Nicholls State (7-19, 3-9).

The Colonels led 52-49 with 7:46 to play before Jackson converted a 3-point play and made a 3-pointer for a 55-52 Lions lead.

Tre O’Neal split a pair of free throws to pull Nicholls State to 55-53.

Moses Greenwood scored five points and Jackson added three as part of a 9-3 spurt to stretch the lead to 64-56 with 2:38 remaining and the Lions cruised from there.

Nicholls State had a 14-point lead late in the first half, and led 48-38 with 14:40 left.


Southeastern 78, Nicholls 68: In Hammond, Nanna Pool scored 23 points and had 22 rebounds, her ninth double-double of the season, as Southeastern snapped a seven-game losing streak.

KaeLynn Boyd added 18 points and 10 assists for Southeastern (4-19, 3-9 Southland).

She also had eight rebounds and three steals.

Taylin Underwood had 20 points and six rebounds.

Nicholls (8-14, 6-6) had three players in double figures: Tia Charles with 19, Cassidy Barrios 17 and LiAnn McCarthy 15.

Marina Lilly led the Colonels with six rebounds.