Golden Flashes denied UAA a Shootout five-peat

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The magical run of four straight Shootout titles for the Seawolves came to an end after Kent State took down UAA 53-47 in the 2010 Great Alaska Shootout Women’s Championship game.

Powered by a game-high 23 points from Jamiah Humes, the Golden Flashes were able to knock off the then 11th ranked ‘Wolves and snap their nine-game winning streak against Division I opponents in the process.

UAA’s Hanna Johansson finished the championship game with 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the loss en route to her selection to the All-Shootout Team. Also pitching in for the Seawolves was Tanee’ Denson-Griffin (11 points, eight rebounds, three assists) and Alysa Horn (five points, five rebounds), both of who also made their way onto the All-Tournament Team.

In the 3rd/4th place game, it would be the Washington Huskies cruising to a 49-27 win over the San Jose State Spartans.

The Huskies would see both Kristi Kingma and Mercedes Wetmore score in the double-digits, with 14 and 10 points respectively. Kingma would also pitch in with four boards while Wetmore had four assists on the night.

The Spartans would find a tough time heating up from the field during the game as they finish with a dismal 27.3 team shooting percent in the loss. Brittany Johnson would be one of the lone bright spots as she finished with team-highs of seven points and seven rebounds.

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In the first day of the Women’s Shootout, Kent State squeaked out a 59-58 decision over UW to reach the finals. Taisja Jones would pace KSU with 16 points and seven rebounds. Also doing their parts in the victory would be Taylor Stanton (15 points, 13 boards) and Humes (13 points, four assists).

Kingman would lead all scorers in the game with a tournament-high 30 points in the defeat.

In the nightcap, UAA won with what most would consider an off game for their standards.

Horn and Johansson both scored 10 points apiece to help lead the Seawolves to a 48-35 win over the Spartans. The win came despite the ‘Wolves shooting just 27.9 percent from the field.

Leading the Spartans was AJ Newton who wound up with a game-high 12 points for SJS.