Weber State tops Northern Iowa 59-56 in CIT semis

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Davion Berry scored 15 points, Scott Bamforth added 14 and Weber State beat Northern Iowa 59-56 to reach the finals of the tournament Saturday night.

Bamforth shot 4 of 7 from the 3-point line for the Wildcats (30-6), who will face East Carolina in the CIT title game Tuesday night.

The Wildcats started the game on a 14-2 run, capped by a 3-pointer by Bamforth.

The Panthers opened the second half on a 13-3 run, but went 0 for 8 from the 3-point line to close the game.

Berry recorded four straight points with just over 4 minutes left to give the Wildcats the lead for good.

Seth Tuttle had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Northern Iowa (22-14), which shot just 17.6 percent from beyond the arc.