The Seawolves struggled to match the Huskies speed in the first period and spent very little time in the Huskies zone. The Seawolves were called for a kneeing penalty midway through the period that lead to a MTU power play goal. Seawolf goaltender Olivier Mantha initially blocked Husky captain Blake Pietila’s slap shot, but the…
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UAA Men's Basketball seniors Brandon Walker and Casey Robinson spoke with TNL after their 67-52 victory over UCSD.
UAA Men's Basketball Head Coach Rusty Osborne spoke with TNL after their 67-52 win over UCSD in Anaheim.
The Seawolves seemed to have found themselves in a bad Hollywood script and are desperately looking for a rewrite.
UAA seems to have found a problem with finishing games as they fell to 0-2 on the season after a 84-70 loss to Lewis University.
For the second straight game, the Seawolves had a 10 point halftime lead and looked to be in complete control. Also like last nigh though, the Seawolves squandered the lead and surrendered a high amount of points against. Tonight, it was the Flyers taking advantage of the UAA breakdown as they outscored the ‘Wolves 49-25 in the second half.
“We came out really hard in the first half and we’re shooting well and had some really good rotations,” said Casey Robinson, who finished the game with 10 points and five boards. “Second half, they came out and hit those three three’s and that hurt us.”
Lewis junior guard Chris McClellan showed just how deadly he can be from deep. McClellan went 6 of 10 from distance and finished with 20 points.
In all, the Flyers had five players reach double figures in scoring.
UAA junior forward Taylor Rohde had 19 points to lead the Seawolves in scoring to go along with five boards.
Senior guard Brandon Walker looked strong in the first half finishing with 11 points. However, his offense stalled as he went 0-8 from the field in the second half. Robinson also was held scoreless in the second half and was noticeably disgruntled after the game.
“I think (Walker and Robinson) are putting way too much pressure on themselves to have success and they’re getting in their own way,” said UAA Head Coach Rusty Osborne. “We’re trying to talk to them about relaxing and letting the game come to them.
“They didn’t lose their talent over the summer and it will come out soon.”
Lewis also got more help from their bench which outscored the Seawolf reserves 29-9. All of those nine points came from junior forward Matt Peterson in 15 minutes of action. The Flyers won the battle of the boards as well outrebounding the Seawolves 37-27.
UAA will get a chance to turn the tides on their early-season woes when they get West Region opponent UC-San Diego in their final game from Anaheim.
UAA Men's Basketball Head Coach Rusty Osborne answers some questions after the Seawolves' 84-70 loss to Lewis University Nov. 13 in Anaheim.
UAA Senior forward Casey Robinson spoke with TNL after the Seawolves' 84-70 loss to Lewis University in Anaheim.
The UAA Men’s basketball team has seemed to turn the page on a dreadful second half yesterday and finds themselves up 10 at halftime against the Lewis Flyers. The Seawolves have never been down in the game and are getting balanced scoring tonight. 2010 All-GNAC First Teamer Brandon Walker is out to a good start….
UAA Junior guard Mario Gill and Freshman guard Travis Thompson talk about their game against Dixie State in Anaheim during the Disney West Coast Tip-Off Classic.
After being up 32-23 at the half, the Seawolves were torched for 52 points in the second and fell to the Dixie State Red Storm 75-58 in Anaheim.
DSC rode a game high 15 points from junior forward Griffon Jones, as well as seven rebounds.
UAA was led by junior forward Taylor Rohde who in his first game for the Seawolves had 14 points and a team-high seven boards in 23 minutes. Also scoring in double figures for UAA were senior guard Drew Robinson (12 points) and Mario Gill (1o points).
After coming out hot and shooting 39.1 percent from the field in the first half, UAA couldn’t buy a basket at times. They shot 8-30 in the second, good for 26.7 percent. On the flipside, the Storm shot lights out in the second going for 54.5 percent from the field.
With their biggest lead of 16 points coming with little time left in the first half, the Seawolves may have let off the gas just a bit according to Head Coach Rusty Osbourne.
“We didn’t finish out the first half how we wanted and it broke our momentum a little bit,” Osbourne said. “Second half, we lost a little bit of our poise which comes from not playing a lot together yet.”
In the second half, Dixie used runs of 11-3 and then a huge 21-2 in the second half to cut the UAA lead and then run away with a lead of their own.
“A lead is never too big and a deficit is never too big,” Osbourne said. “These teams we are playing are all good and we have to play it out for 40 full minutes.”
Osbourne highlighted the play of freshmen guards Travis Thompson and Kyle Fossman, who finished with six and three points. Both saw solid minutes in their first career collegiate games and handled themselves well in the run of play.
Next up for the Seawolves is West Region foe UC-San Diego, who is currently playing against Lewis University Flyers out of Illinois.
Some bright spots were the
The Seawolves have officially kicked off the 2010-11 campaign from sunny Southern California! UAA is taking part in the 2010 Disney West Coast Tip Off Classic and is squaring off against Dixie State College. At halftime, the ‘Wolves are up 33-23 on the Red Storm after a half that saw UAA use its whole arsenal…
UAA Junior transfer forward Taylor Rhode and UAA Junior guard Steve White talk about their trip to Anaheim, the addition of Rhode to the team, and the team’s strengths this season.