Green gets hot, leads Lumberjacks to first home win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Mike Green made 6 of 9 3-pointers and had 26 points and nine rebounds to help Northern Arizona win its first home game of the season with an 83-76 victory over Portland State on Monday night.
Portland State swung it around the 3-point arc and Deontae North sank a corner 3-pointer to pull to 76-74. After a trap forced a NAU turnover, De’Sean Parsons tied it at 76-all on a putback.
Green sank a 3-pointer for a 79-76 lead and after a Portland State timeout with 28.5 seconds left, Bryce Canda had his corner 3-pointer blocked. Green and Marcus DeBerry each made a pair at the line to seal it.
“Guys that haven’t been giving us production on the glass stepped up today,” NAU coach Jack Murphy said.” That was huge for us. We played a very good Portland State team today. There are still a few things that we need to clean up, but I’m proud of the way the team played today.”
Jordyn Martin and DeBerry each added 11 points for Northern Arizona (4-14, 1-4 Big Sky), which controlled the glass 51-26.
NAU had lost 9 of the last 10 and PSU entered winning 7 of 8.
Parsons led Portland State (10-6, 3-2) with 19 points and 10 rebounds. North added 15 points and Traylin Farris 12.
It was rescheduled from Thursday night due to transportation issues in snowy Portland.
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