Kawika Akina scored six of his game-high 19 points in overtime Saturday night as Northern Arizona defeated Weber State 79-70 and claimed sole possession of first place in the Big Sky Conference.
With the game tied at 61 with 4:41 remaining in overtime, Andrew Mavis hit a jumper and Ross Land followed with a 3-pointer to give the Lumberjacks (16-7, 10-3 Big Sky) a five-point lead.Weber State (12-11, 10-3) couldn't get any closer the rest of the way. Northern Arizona now enjoys a one-game lead heading into the final week of league play.
Weber State's Mark Lawson sent the game into overtime in dramatic fashion. He was fouled on a 3-point try with five seconds left and sank all three free throws to tie the score at 59.
Northern Arizona built a 32-22 halftime lead and widened the margin to 42-29 before Wildcats reserve Luke Condill brought his team back. Averaging less than one point a game, Condill hit three consecutive 3-pointers to trim the Lum-berjacks' lead to four points in a 2:16 stretch of the second half.
Billy Hix added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Lumberjacks. Con-dill hit all five of his 3-point shots and led the Wildcats with 15 points.