Willamette Falls to NAU as Hosts Hit 70% From the Field

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona hit on 11 of 12 three-point shots, including all seven in the first half, leading the Thunderbirds to a 96-57 victory over Willamette Saturday night at the Rolle Activity Center.
NAU improves to 5-4 on the season, while the Bearcats dropped to 3-5.

Harold Sublett Jr, playing for the first time in three games and in front of a home-town crowd, scored ten points with three assists for Willamette. Henry Greeley had his fourth straight double figures game, leading Willamette with 12 points.

CJ Stuvland and Drew Miller both had seven points. Miller was 3-6 from the field.

For NAU, Kelly Golob scored a game-high 17 points, shooting a perfect 5-for-5 from the beyond the three-point arc and 6-for-7 overall from the field. Kyle Feuerbach added 12 points, all coming on threes, along with six assists.

Overall, NAU went 11 of 12 from three-point distance and shot 70.2 percent overall on 33-for-47 shooting.

NAU led by only 14 points at the break 49-35 despite shooting 70 percent from the field, including 7-for-7 from three in the first half. But the Lumberjacks finally took the commanding lead in the second half, holding the Bearcats to just 24.2 percent from the field to out-score them 47-22.

The Bearcats were out-rebounded 40-21, mostly because of NAU’s incredible shooting.

Willamette has only one more game before the New Year, traveling to Warner Pacific on Dec. 20. The Bearcats open Northwest Conference play on January 7 at home against Pacific Lutheran.