Sacramento 25 25 50
Narizona 30 27 57
Date of game: 1/3/2013

Recap: Northern Ariz vs. Sacramento St

Flagstaff, AZ (Sports Network) - Dewayne Russell scored a game-high 25 points as the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks defeated the Sacramento Hornets, 57-50, in Big Sky action at the Walkup Skydome.

Russell made 11-of-12 free throw attempts and recorded five assists and four steals in the Lumberjacks' (5-8, 2-1 Big Sky) victory. Gabe Rogers scored 11 points as the Lumberjacks snapped a three-game losing streak.

For the Hornets (6-5, 1-2), Joe Eberhard recorded a double-double, scoring 12 points and pulling-down 10 boards. John Dickson scored 12 points but was the only other player in double-figures for the Hornets who have lost four of the last five games.

Northern Arizona started the game out on a 9-3 run, by hitting three straight shots from beyond the arc, en route to a 30-25 advantage at the break.

Both teams struggled shooting in the second half. Northern Arizona played an impressive defensive half forcing 12 turnovers, recording eight steals, and keeping Sacramento to an 0-of-5 showing from long range.

The Lumberjacks forced 20 turnovers which they traded in for 19 points to help overcome a 32.1 percent shooting effort.

Game Notes

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