MATTHEW PATCHIN SCORED ON A GREAT CENTERING PASS FROM IAN KEIM IN THE SECOND OVERTIME AS THE WEST HIGH EAGLES CAPTURED THE 2020 ASAA-FIRST NATIONAL BANK HOCKEY TITLE SATURDAY, DEFEATING DEFENDING CHAMPION SOUTH 4-3 AT THE MENARD CENTER IN WASILLA. IT’S THE EAGLES FIRST TITLE SINCE 2016, AND FOURTH OVERALL. WASILLA TOOK THIRD PLACE WITH A 3-2 WIN OVER RIVAL COLONY, AND DIMOND WON 4TH PLACE BY DEFEATING EAGLE RIVER 3-1.
Junior center Oggie Pantovic had 24 points and 15 rebounds and senior guard Tyrus Hosley added 18 points, including the game-winning jumper in overtime, to lift the UAA men to a 70-68 basketball victory over Central Washington on Saturday night at the Alaska Airlines Center.
The Seawolves, now 16-11 overall, 9-7 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference, also got nine points and six rebounds from senior forward Niko Bevens. UAA plays Tuesday night at 7 in Fairbanks.
UAA HOCKEY DROPPED A PAIR OF GAMES TO NUMBER 10 RANKED ARIZONA STATE, LOSING 4-0 FRIDAY AND 5-2 SATURDAY. THE SEAWOLVES RETURN TO WCHA ACTION THIS COMING WEEKEND WITH THEIR FINAL TWO HOME GAMES AGAINST BEMIDJI STATE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
UAA’s Wesley Kirui and Felix Kemboi finished 1-2 in the 3,000 meters at The Big Meet hosted by Grand Valley State Saturday. Kirui won with a personal-best time of 8:27.19, with Kemboi right beside him in 8:27.61. Jacob Moos was sixth and Lawson Sims was seventh.
Nancy Jeptoo finished third in the women’s 3,000 with a personal-best and provisional qualifying time of 9:53.80. Emmah Chelimo finished fourth.