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Yanku scores 24, shoots Northern Arizona past North Dakota, 85-75 to stay in Big Sky hunt

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GRAND FORKS, North Dakota — Kris Yanku pumped in 24 points by shooting 16-for-16 from the line and Northern Arizona stayed in the hunt for the Big Sky title by shooting past North Dakota, 85-75, on Thursday night.

The Lumberjacks (16-12, 11-4) entered Thursday's games trailing Sacramento State, Montana and Eastern Washington, all tied with three conference losses.

Yanku converted two second-half three-point plays and was 8 for 8 from the line in the second half. Jordyn Martin scored 17 points and Ako Kaluna added 16 for Northern Arizona.

Quinton Hooker scored 20 points to lead North Dakota (8-19, 4-12). Lenny Antwi added 15 points and Jaron Nash added 12. North Dakota shot 46.6 percent from the field (27 for 58), including 7 of 21 from deep, but was just 14 of 21 from the free-throw line (66.7 percent).

Northern Arizona was 28 of 58 from the field (48.3 percent), including 3 of 10 from deep, and 26 of 30 from the line.

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