Recap: Idaho State vs. Northern Ariz
Pocatello, ID (Sports Network) - Gabe Rogers posted 22 points and DeWayne Russell scored 19 to push Northern Arizona to a 60-55 triumph over Idaho State Saturday night in Big Sky conference play from Holt Arena.
Gaellan Bewernick had 14 rebounds for the Lumberjacks (6-12, 3-5 Big Sky), who broke a four-game slide. Northern Arizona also ended a 12-game regular season road conference losing streak.
Tomas Sanchez poured in 12 points, while Andre Hatchett and Melvin Morgan each scored 11 for the Bengals (4-13, 3-5), who failed to build on Thursday's home win against Sacramento State.
Rogers was particularly effective from long distance as he hit 4-of-10 from 3- point range. Conversely, the Bengals went 3-of-14 from beyond the arc.
NAU led by as many as seven in the first half, but the Lumberjacks found themselves in a 30-30 tie at the break.
Hatchett's layup had the hosts within 52-51 with 2:15 remaining, but Jordyn Martin countered with a bucket and he then hit a pair of free throws for a 56-51 difference with 1:39 left. Rogers added two more from the charity stripe.
The Bengals had one last gasp as Melvin's layup made it 58-55 with 39 seconds left. Bewernick missed a pair of free throws, but ISU couldn't take advantage as Nnamdi Ezenwa's layup try was blocked by Martin.
Rogers sealed the outcome at the foul line.Game Notes