Turnovers doom NAU in loss to Cal State Bakersfield
NOV 29, 2013 7:22p ET
Bakersfield (5-1) led only 41-38 before Grayson scored 13 points in the last 5:20 to spark a 20-12 run. Grayson also scored 7 unanswered points over a 1:11 stretch to give Bakersfield its first lead of the second half 39-36 with 9:48 left.
Both teams scored only three total points over the next 4 minutes before Grayson took over again the closing minutes.
Grayson finished with 21 while Erik Kinney and Javonte Maynor scored 11 apiece.
Northern Arizona (2-4) had 20 offensive rebounds and edged Cal State Bakersfield 43-29 on the glass. But the Lumberjacks turned the ball over 23 times, shot 32.7 percent and missed all 11 3-point attempts.
"I thought our effort on the defensive end was much improved and we showed a lot of promise," NAU coach Jack Murphy said. "Unfortunately, we didn't take care of the basketball and convert on the offensive end like we needed to. We will get better and learn from this, as we have a quick turnaround to our next game."
Aaseem Dixon led Northern Arizona with 15 points and Max Jacobsen added 13. Junior Gaellan Bewernick added five points and 10 rebounds.