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Northern Arizona beats Southern Utah
First Published Jan 13 2014 11:35 pm • Last Updated Jan 13 2014 11:35 pm

Cedar City • Max Jacobsen scored 15 points on 7-of-7 shooting as Northern Arizona cruised to a 70-36 victory over Southern Utah Monday night.

Northern Arizona (6-9, 3-1 Big Sky) opened the game on a 12-0 run and, after a dunk by Cal Hanks got Southern Utah on the board nearly 5 minutes into the game, rattled off another dozen straight to take a 24-2 lead midway through the first half.

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Southern Utah (1-12, 0-4) turned the ball over on its first three possessions. A.J. Hess missed a 3-pointer on the fourth possession but SUU got the ball back after it went out of bounds off of the Lumberjacks — only to turn it over again.

NAU made 27 of 46 (58.7 percent) field goals, tying its season high set against Montana on Jan. 2. SUU shot 12 of 50 from the floor.

Kris Yanku had 13 points and eight boards for NAU.

Women’s basketball

Northern Arizona 82, Southern Utah 77 • In Flagstaff, Ariz., Northern Arizona overcame an 18-point halftime deficit and notched its first Big Sky victory.

Lori Parkinson scored 16 points for SUU (8-5, 2-2 BSC), Hailey Mandelko scored 14, and Marquelle Funk and Andrea Jones added 13 points each.

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Cougar honored

BYU outside hitter Taylor Sander was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week for his performances against Cal State Northridge and then-No. 1 Long Beach State.

Sander totaled 38 kills on the weekend, including a season-high 24 against Long Beach State. The senior outside hitter also had 11 digs against the 49ers, leading then-No. 9 BYU to a 3-1 upset Saturday at the Smith Fieldhouse.

Sander opened the weekend with 14 kills against Cal State Northridge in the Cougars’ first win of the season. Sander, who hails from Huntington Beach, Calif., hit a .356 clip for the two matches.

BYU visits national champion UC Irvine on Friday.

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