TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Brady Werth scored 12 of his team-high 18 points in the second half but Fort Hays State couldn’t overcome 36-percent shooting in the second half and lost 72-62 to Northeastern State Saturday afternoon at the NSU Event Center.
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The Tigers (16-10, 10-7 MIAA) led by 11 late in the first half but NSU (13-13, 7-10 MIAA) scored the final seven points to pull within four at halftime. The Tigers scored the first five of the second half to build the lead to nine but a 9-0 run by the
RiverHawks gave them their first lead at 45-44 with 13:25 play.
Werth hit two free throws to tie the game 53-53 with 7:21 to play. Northeastern scored 14 straight as part of an 18-2 run which saw them go up 14 with 3:16 to play.
Nyjee Wright came off the bench to score 12 and dish out six assists with no turnovers in 24 minutes. Devin Davis added 10.
Caleb Smith scored 17 of his game-high 19 in the second half to lead Northeastern who shot 58-percent in the second half and 50-percent for the game.