Northern Arizona handles Northern New Mexico 80-49Posted: Updated:
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Gaellan Bewernick posted his first career double-double and four Northern Arizona players scored in double figures in an 80-49 win over Northern New Mexico on Tuesday.
Bewernick scored 14 points on 7 of 9 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds, which were both career highs. James Douglas scored 14 off the bench, Stallon Saldivar added 11 and Durrell Norman netted 10 points for the Lumberjacks (2-3), who have won back-to-back games after dropping their first three to begin the season.
Daniel Molina and Mario Caetano each scored 10 points for the Eagles (0-1), who have lost 20 in a row dating to last season.
Northern Arizona, which never trailed, held a 45-24 rebounding advantage and outscored Northern New Mexico 42-16 in the paint.
The Lumberjacks shot 50.7 percent from the floor and led by as many as 36 points in the second half.