February 9, 2013 in Sports

Eastern stuns Northern Arizona in OT

Eagles trailed by 18 points with under eight minutes to play.
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Parker Kelly hit an overtime-forcing 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to cap a furious comeback, then made another 3 in the extra session, to help Eastern Washington shock Northern Arizona 77-74 on Saturday.

Kelly finished with 19 points for the Eagles (7-17, 5-9 Big Sky), who trailed 58-40 with 7:35 to play after NAU’s Gabe Rogers hit a jumper. But Eastern Washington didn’t allow a field goal the rest of regulation and closed on a 26-8 run.

In overtime, Kelly’s 3-pointer followed one by Tyler Harvey that gave the Eagles their first lead, 69-67, since midway through the first half. Harvey added another 3 with 1:23 left, and Jeffrey Forbes made two free throws with 9 seconds to play.

Rogers, who led the Lumberjacks (9-15, 6-8) with 25 points, missed a tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Stallon Saldivar recorded the first triple-double in NAU history — 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

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