In what was a back and fourth game of basketball, the UAA Seawolves came out on top, beating the Saint Martin Saints 73-66 at Saturday nights game. The wolves’ are currently 15-4 and 7-1 in GNAC standings.
“We feel good, but we also have the understanding that we have a long ways to go,” said Head Coach Rusty Osborne.
Senior point guard Drew Robinson, put 14 points in the basket, as well as junior guard Mario Gill, who’s 14 points became a career high. Robinson who had been the starting point guard the rest of the season was replaced at tip-off by junior point guard Steve White.
Senior forward Casey Robinson was able to achieve a career high record of 11 rebounds. Robinson also put eight points on the board for the wolves’.
Robinson got a standing ovation at Thursday night’s game, after scoring 22 points in the second half. Robinson’s outstanding performance was a huge contributing factor to their 79-59 victory over Western Oregon University at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.
Junior center Taylor Rohde put 14 points in the basket and had seven rebounds. Following with 11 points was senior wing Brandon Walker, who also contributed with five assists.
Robinson, who went 2-3 in shooting, returned this week after missing the two previous games to recover from a slight concussion and ankle injury.
The injuries to Robinson have been the only on the team in what has been a healthy season for the team thus far. According to Osborne, he was able to recover nicely and add some solid minutes for the Seawolves against WOU.
“The team has lots of nicks and bruises and sprains but its nothing that going to keep anybody out,” Osborne said.
The ‘Wolves had been on a 12 game winning streak when the Western Washington Vikings beat the ‘Wolves 81-75 in Bellingham, Washington. It was the first loss for the green and gold since they fell to Weber State in the first game of the Great Alaska Shootout back on Nov. 25.
“We feel good where we are at and we have put ourselves in a good position as a team and hopefully we will continue to improve,” Osborne said.
Their next showing will be Jan. 27 at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, against Saint Martins. After that, they will host Northwest Nazarene on Jan 27. to cap off their four game homestand.
“Our goals are the same every year,” said Osborne, “We want to make it to the NCAA’s at the very least.”
Their other three goals this season are a conference championship, a regional championship, and a national championship according to Osborne.
“Those four goals are written on the board in our locker room.” Osborne said.