UAA basketball gets split decision in 2 road games
The University of Alaska Anchorage's basketball teams saw a split decision Tuesday, as the visitors during separate games in California and Oregon.
The second-ranked UAA women lost for the first time this season as sub-.500 Sonoma State shocked the Seawolves 68-58 in Rohnert Park, Calif. Roderick Ware scored 16 points for UAA against Sonoma State (4-5) -- also known as the Seawolves -- which held a huge rebounding edge 40-23.
“Sonoma State played a terrific game and deserves all the credit. That is a huge win for their program,” said UAA head coach Ryan McCarthy, on the UAA website.
The UAA women fall to 10-1 and will take the next 10 days off, before returning to the court at Simon Fraser on Dec. 29.
The men fared better at Concordia-Portland with a 59-55 win. DJ Ursery scored 22 points with 12 rebounds, both career highs as the Seawolves ended the 2017 part of their schedule at (7-5, 3-1). The Cavaliers fell to (4-8, 0-4.)
“I thought our guys showed a lot of mental toughness tonight,” said UAA head coach Rusty Osborne on the UAA website.
The Seawolves are off until January 4 when they host Saint Martin's in Anchorage at the Alaska Airlines Center.
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