Hoops, pucks and a REALLY fast runner from Soldotna!
Senior point guard Yazmeen Goo tied her career high with 16 points and the 8th-ranked UAA women shut down Central Washington’s offense over the final three quarters to earn a 67-59 victory Saturday at Nicholson Pavilion.
The Seawolves, now 23-2overall, 13-1 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, also got 12 points, five rebounds and three steals from junior center Tennae Voliva as they shot 54 percent from long range and committed just nine turnovers. With six games remaining in the regular season, UAA returns to the Alaska Airlines Center tomorrow at 7 p.m. to host Alaska Fairbanks.
Junior center Oggie Pantovic scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Saturday but the UAA men could not complete an overtime comeback, falling 85-81 to Western Washington at Carver Gymnasium.
The Seawolves (14-11, 7-7 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) also got 20 points and seven rebounds from sophomore guard Tobin Karlberg as they lost despite committing just nine turnovers. With six games left in the regular season – three at home and three on the road – the Seawolves return to the Alaska Airlines Center to face Northwest Nazarene on Thursday at 7 p.m.
UAA HOCKEY DROPPED A PAIR OF GAMES AT BOWLING GREEN…LOSING 5-4 IN OVERTIME FRIDAY, THEN 4-1 SATURDAY. THE SEAWOLVES STAY ON THE ROAD THIS COMING WEEKEND, TRAVELING TO ARIZONA STATE FOR A PAIR OF NON-CONFERENCE GAMES.
THE GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY CHAMPION IS SOUTH/BARTLETT. THEY DEFEATED DIMOND/WEST 3-1 SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE BEN BOEKE AREA.
SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE BOEKE, WEST CAPTURED THE COOK INLET CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A 5-2 WIN OVER DIMOND. IN DIVISION 2, HOMER UPENDED SOLDOTNA 4-1 TO WIN THE SMALL SCHOOLS TITLE. ALL THREE TEAMS WILL PLAY IN THIS WEEK’S ASAA-FIRST NATIONAL BANK STATE DIVISION ONE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS IN WASILLA.
SOLDOTNA’S ALLIE OSTRANDER CAPTURED HER FIRST PROFESSIONAL TRACK AND FIELD VICTORY SATURDAY, WINNING THE 3,000 METERS AT THE MILLROSE GAMES IN NEW YORK.