New season, usual suspects for the #13 UAA Seawolves as they got a hard-fought 74-62 win over #11 UC-San Diego in the 2010 Disney West Coast Tip-Off Classic.
Senior guard Nikki Aden and junior forward Hanna Johannson came up big for the ‘Wolves with 18 and 14 points respectively. Johannson also had 10 rebounds for the double-double. Aden grabbed eight boards herself.
Newcomer junior Kaylie Robison introduced herself nicely in a Seawolf jersey getting her own double double 10 points and 10 boards).
Johansson and Robison were able to find their rhythm in the second half and use their size advantage on the undersized Triton defenders.
The win means a lot to the Seawolves as the game will have a very positive effect on West Region rankings as the season wears on. It also was a big win for the Seawolves, a team that is still trying to find their identity according to Head Coach Tim Moser.
UCSD had the brunt of their offense come through sophomore guard Emily Osga and junior guard Daidy Feder who paired up for 41 of the Triton’s 62 points.
However, it was too much size for the Tritons to handle as they saw UAA outrebound them 51-26. UAA also outshot their opponent from the field by shooting 44.3 percent from the field to UCSD’s 32.7 percent.
The Seawolves also effectively shut down UCSD’s 2010 All-CCAA Conference selction Chelsie Carlisle. Carlisle, a junior guard, was held to six points off 3-10 shooting. Moser singled out Carlisle as one of the best players in the West Region as well of all of Division II.
No rest for the Seawolves as they will be back on the court in the first game tomorrow. They will square off with another West Region foe in Grand Canyon. GC was victorious in earlier tournament action against Texas Women’s University 76-69.
Tip off will be at 11 am (AKST) and you can catch all the latest action right here on TNL’s Anaheim page.