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Anderson scores 24 points, Northern Arizona wins

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2017, file photo, Northern Arizona head coach Jack Murphy reacts in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona, in Tucson, Ariz. Murphy zigzagged his way through his hometown to watch recruits play in gyms across Las Vegas. While coaches at schools like Duke, Kansas and Arizona had their eyes set on the elite, five-star players during the high school showcases, Murphy and coaches at other low-major programs had their sights set on players much further down the recruiting ladder. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jojo Anderson made four 3-pointers and scored 26 points and Northern Arizona defeated Jacksonville 83-72 on Wednesday night.

Jackson was 9-of-15 shooting, making half of his 3-point tries, and added five assists for the Lumberjacks (3-10), who snapped a three-game losing streak. Isaiah Thomas added 13 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Lenell Henry scored 11 points and Chris Bowling 10.

The Lumberjacks shot 61 percent and blocked eight shots.

Jalyn Hinton came off the bench to score a career-best 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting for the Dolphins (4-9). Cody Helgeland added 15 points , JD Notae 13 points and six assists and Tanner Rubio 13 points. Jacksonville shot just 37 percent and under 30 percent from the arc on 27 attempts.

NAU led from the 8:24 mark of the first half and 35-23 at the break. The Lumberjacks built a 23-point second-half lead. The Dolphins cut it to nine with a minute left but Anderson made two free throws and Jacksonville missed its final two shots and turned the ball over.

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