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NAU drops third straight in conference play to Weber State

Northern Arizona coach Jack Murphy calls to his team during the first half against Weber State during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Ogden, Utah. (Matt Herp/Standard-Examiner via AP)

OGDEN, Utah — Jerrick Harding scored 17 points and led six players into double-figure scoring as Weber State pummeled Northern Arizona, 95-55 in a Big Sky Conference contest on Thursday night.

The Wildcats, who fell to Idaho State in the conference opener, built a 12-point lead by intermission, 39-27, but then doubled the Lumberjacks offense in the second half, 56-28.

The Lumberjacks (3-13, 0-3) dropped their first two conference games on its home court, falling to Montana and Montana State. Weber State now has won five of the last six and 17 of the last 19 meetings between the schools.

Ricky Nelson had 13 points, dished four assists and collected two steals for Weber State (8-6, 1-1). Zach Braxton had 12 points, Ryan Richardson 11, and Michal Kozak and Jordan Dallas each added 10.

Chris Bowling scored 18 points to lead Northern Arizona.


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