Griz men rally for 62-56 victory over NAU

2012-12-19T21:33:00Z 2012-12-19T22:57:03Z Griz men rally for 62-56 victory over NAUMissoulian The Billings Gazette
December 19, 2012 9:33 pm  • 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Montana rallied from a nine-point first-half deficit to beat Northern Arizona 62-56 in the Grizzlies' Big Sky Conference men’s basketball opener Wednesday night at the Walkup Skydome.

The Lumberjacks led by as much as 33-24 on a Gabe Rogers 3-pointer with 1:08 left in the half. 

Montana’s Will Cherry answered with a 3-pointer of his own and Jordan Gregory made two free throws to cut the gap to 33-29 at the break.

The Griz didn't take the lead for good until Mathias Ward drained a long 3-pointer to give UM a 56-53 edge with 4:44 to play.

Cherry, Ward, Jordan Gregory and Keron DeShields all scored 12 points to lead the Griz (5-4, 1-0 Big Sky).

Rogers led NAU (4-6, 1-1) with 16 points.

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