N. Arizona 64, Texas-Pan American 59
Cameron Jones scored 25 points and Shane Johannsen added 18 as
Northern Arizona held off Texas-Pan American 64-59 on Monday.
Jones and Johannsen each hit two key free throws in the final 12
seconds after the Lumberjacks (5-7) had their 21-point second-half
lead slashed to one.
Jared Maree led the Broncs (1-13) with 18 points, all after
Northern Arizona took a 42-21 lead 11 seconds into the second
half on a three-point play by Johannsen. From there, Texas-Pan
American slowly chipped away at the lead and pulled to within 58-57
with 2:24 to play and 60-59 with 1:10 left.
The Lumberjacks, though, never surrendered the lead despite
hitting just 7 of 23 shots after halftime, including only one in
the final 9 minutes.
NAU built an early 9-2 advantage and used a 15-5 run to extended
its lead to 33-13 with 3:28 left in the first half.