Senior Safiyyah Yasin and junior Tennae Voliva scored 12 points apiece and senior Yazmeen Goo dished six assists to help the 8th-ranked UAA women’s basketball team to a 68-54 victory at Northwest Nazarene last night. The Seawolves, now 22-2 overall and 12-1 in the GNAC, also got eight points apiece from Jahnna Hajdukovich and Sala Langi. With the win, UAA claims a two-game lead over NNU, Simon Fraser and Western Washington in the GNAC standings with seven games left in the regular season. The Seawolves stay on the road for one more game, facing GNAC preseason favorite Central Washington at 5 p.m. AST tomorrow in Ellensburg, Wash.
Niko Bevens scored 19 points and fellow senior Jack Macdonald had 16 points on perfect shooting but the UAA men’s basketball team came up short in a late comeback attempt last night, falling 92-81 to Simon Fraser in Burnaby, BC. The Seawolves also got 17 points and five assists from sophomore guard Tobin Karlberg as they tried to overcome the loss of leading scorer and rebounder Oggie Pantovic, who missed the contest due to administrative issues at the U.S.-Canada border crossing. The Seawolves will get Pantovic back in the lineup tomorrow when they face Western Washington at 6 p.m. AST in Bellingham.
UAA HOCKEY IS ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND, PLAYING TODAY AND TOMORROW AT BOWLING GREEN. THE SEAWOLVES SIT IN THE 8TH AND FINAL PLAYOFF SPOT IN THE WCHA, THREE POINTS AHEAD OF FERRIS STATE. BOWLING GREEN IS 6TH.
WEST AND DIMOND WILL PLAY TOMORROW NIGHT IN THE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF THE COOK INLET CONFERENCE. LAST NIGHT, THE TOP-SEEDED EAGLES BLANKED NUMBER FOUR EAGLE RIVER 3-0 AND THE NUMBER THREE LYNX UPENDED NUMBER TWO SOUTH 3-1. TODAY, THE THIRD PLACE GAME HAS EAGLE RIVER AND SOUTH AT 6:30 AT THE BEN BOEKE, WHILE SERVICE AND CHUGIAK PLAY AT 7:15 AT THE MACDONALD ARENA.
THE ASAA-FIRST NATIONAL BANK DIVISION 2 BOYS HOCKEY TOURNAMENT WINNERS FROM LAST NIGHT WERE PALMER, SOLDOTNA, HOMER AND NORTH POLE. THAT TOURNAMENT CONTINUES IN FAIRBANKS THROUGH TOMORROW.
THE COOK INLET CONFERENCE GIRLS HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IS TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT 2:15 AT BEN BOEKE. DIMOND/WEST TAKES ON SOUTH/BARTLETT.
THE DIMOND LADY LYNX GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT CONTINUES TODAY AND TOMORROW AT DIMOND HIGH SCHOOL.