UAA Sports Briefs
UAA repels Regis rally, 70-67
ANCHORAGE Point guard Sasha King had another big game and forward Kylie Burns recorded her first career double-double Saturday to lead 22nd-ranked Alaska Anchorage to a 70-67 women’s basketball victory over Regis at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.
The Seawolves (2-1) built a 22-point lead early in the second half and held on down the stretch to stop a furious rally by the Rangers (0-2).
Led by a career-high four steals from Burns, the Seawolves had 12 swipes and forced 24 turnovers, while committing only six of their own. King, a 5-6 senior, finished with a team-high 17 points and dished seven assists with no turnovers in 36 minutes.
After seeing their 45-23 lead shaved to 67-64 with under two minutes to play, Burns made the clinching play when she grabbed an offensive rebound and converted a layup with 1:14 on the clock. Regis guard Meghan Hollenga banked in a 30-foot three-pointer at the buzzer to account for the final score.
Seawolves overcome Shock, 71-58
ANCHORAGE Junior guard Colton Lauwers scored 11 of his career-high 16 points in the first half Thursday
as Alaska Anchorage built a 20-point halftime lead and recorded to a 71- 58 men’s basketball victory over Washington Adventist.
The Seawolves (3-0) also got 14 points on perfect shooting from junior guard Kyle Fossman, while senior forward Abebe Demissie tallied 12 points.
UAA scored the first five points and increased its lead to 32-10 on Mike MacKelvie’s jumper and a pair of technical free throws by Teancum Stafford at the 8:16 mark. The Seawolves led 41-21 at halftime and stretched their advantage as high as 53-25 early in the second half.
Lauwers topped his previous scoring high by one point, nailing 4 of 6 three-pointers and dishing a game- high five assists. Meanwhile, Fossman couldn’t miss, going 4 of 4 from the floor and 3 of 3 from both three-point land and the free-throw line. Demissie finished with 4-of-8 shooting, and Stafford reached double figures for the third straight game with 10 points.
Cross Country teams place in Championship
JOPLIN, Mo. – Powered by the men’s individual national title from senior Micah Chelimo and a runner- up women’s finish from junior Susan Tanui, the Alaska Anchorage men produced a program-best third- place result, while the women’s team finished sixth Saturday at the 2012 NCAA Div. II Cross Country Championships.
UAA has now competed in 16 NCAA races (9 men, 7 women), including consecutive appearances in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and now 2012.
The Seawolves, who also swept the GNAC Championships earlier this season, will go straight into UAA’s first Indoor Track & Field season.