Northern Arizona beats Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP)—Josh Wilson scored 15 points and Cameron Jones added 14 as Northern Arizona pulled away in the second half to beat Eastern Washington 72-49 Friday night.
Matt Johnson finished with 11 points for the Lumberjacks (4-9, 1-1 Big Sky) while Zarko Comagic had 10 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
Benny Valentine led Eastern Washington (7-7, 1-1) with 13 points while Milan Stanojevec had 11.
Northern Arizona led by 11 points with 12:22 remaining in the first half after a 15-2 run, but the Eagles answered with an 18-4 spurt sparked by a pair of Stanojevec 3-pointers and took a 24-22 lead with 6:34 remaining.
Johnson tied it up with a driving layup on the Lumberjacks’ next possession, then Jones put his team ahead to stay with a short jumper in the lane with 4:19 left.
The Lumberbacks led 36-32 at halftime and made 63 percent of their field goals (15 of 24) in the second half.
Eastern Washington was just 5-of-23 from the field in the second half.