ABILENE, Texas — Jaylen Franklin led a balanced attack with 15 points and Abilene Christian scored its last 11 points from the foul line to defeat Southeast Louisiana 91-80 in men’s college basketball Sunday.
A 3-pointer by Isaiah Tripp that made it 80-69 with 3:48 remaining was the last basket for the Wildcats (12-15, 7-7 Southland Conference). Franklin was 11-of-14 from the line, and Austin Cook was 8-for-8 to finish with 14 points.
The Lions (7-19, 5-8) were led by Dimi Cook and Zay Jackson, who both scored 16 points. Marlain Veal had 15, Jordan Capps added 14 and Moses Greenwood 13.
Abilene Christian 72, Southeastern 70: In Abilene, Texas, Sydney Shelstead had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead four players in double figures for Abilene Christian.
Suzzy Dimba added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats (22-3, 13-1 Southland), Alexis Mason added 17 points, and Whitney West Swinford had 11.
Southeastern (4-21, 3-11) rallied from a six-point deficit with 1:48 remaining to get to within 70-68 on a KaeLynn Boyd 3-pointer with 26 seconds left. But Alexis Mason hit two free throws to push Abilene Christian’s lead to 72-68 with seven seconds left.
Dani Fielder led Southeastern with 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Nanna Pool had 14 points and 13 rebounds. Boyd finished with 11 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals. Taylin Underwood added 10 points.