Northern Arizona beats Eastern Washington

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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.

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