Sanders, Spight lead Northern Colorado past Panhandle State

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) Freshman Jalen Sanders had 17 of his career-high 21 points in the first half, Andre Spight finished with 20 points, five rebounds and five assists and Northern Colorado cruised to a 104-53 win over Division II Panhandle State on Sunday.

Chaz Glotta added 15 points, Jonah Radebaugh scored 12 and Anthony Johnson 10 for the Bears. Spight, Glotta and Radebaugh each hit four of the Northern Colorado's season-high 18 3-pointers on 34 attempts. The Bears came in shooting 27.2 percent from 3-point range.

Sanders, whose previous high was 15 points, scored eight points during a 16-5 run that made it 32-17 and Northern Colorado (7-3), which never trailed, led by double figures the rest of the way. The Bears scored the final 20 first-half points, including nine by Sanders, and led by 35 points at the break.

Jace Kerr had 13 points and Tyler Pate scored 12 for Panhandle State.

Northern Colorado topped the 100-point plateau for the first time since a 127-81 win over NAIA Southwest on Nov. 10, 2012.

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