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T-BIRDS POST AN EASY WIN OVER VISITING FORT LEWIS

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Dana Achtzehn scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Southern Utah defeated Fort Lewis of the NCAA Division II 109-71 Thursday night.

Davor Marcelic had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Southern Utah (9-4) while Rex Brimhall had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunderbirds.Fort Lewis (5-8) was led by Harry Hollines with 28 points.

Fort Lewis took a 3-1 lead on a Patrick Shaw 3-pointer, but Southern Utah responded with a 19-0 run and never trailed again. Achtzehn and Sean Petersen scored six points each for the Thunderbirds.

Fort Lewis pulled with 36-27 with six minutes remaining in the first half but Southern Utah scored the next 11 points and took a 59-40 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Thunderbird coach Neil Roberts emptied his bench, using every player at least six minutes.