UAA overpowers Concordia
The Seawolves came out of the gates scorching and never looked back in their 93-67 wire-to-wire win over the Cavaliers. Suki Wiggs had a game-high 22 points. while senior Brian McGill dropped 19 points as well as nine assists. Corey Hammell once again had a huge game on the boards, hauling in 13 rebounds to go with his 11 points.
“The main thing that stuck out to me was that we were not dependent on just a few guys, we had a lot of guys contributing,” said McGill.
McGill caught fire early, hitting his first four shots, including three from deep. By also finding his teammates for two open buckets, he was responsible for UAA’s first 16 points.
The Seawolves (20-8, 13-4 GNAC) kept pace, and climbed to a 19 point lead with just under seven minutes remaining in the first half.
The second half was more of the same, as senior Christian Leckband (16 points) and Wiggs maintained the lead for UAA by scoring 13 straight points. The Seawolves drilled their first five shots from three point, and it quickly became an ugly 27-point margin midway through the half.
UAA cruised to the finish line, resting starters and giving their young guys a chance to show the Coach Rusty Osborne what they have.
“We had good performances up and down the line up,” said coach Osborne. “Everybody that came in did some good things.”
The Seawolves out-rebounded Concordia 32-17, while also shooting a blistering 52 percent (12-23) from the three-point line. Concordia’s Drew Martin led his team with 12 points and forward Riley Hawken chipped in 11.
UAA hosts the No. 1 team in the GNAC Western Oregon on Saturday for senior day, where the Seawolves will honor Leckband and McGill on their great UAA careers.