UAA lets another slip away, loses 84-70 to Flyers

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.

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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.