UAA women's team adds guard

September 5, 2012 

WOMEN'S HOOPS

UAA adds guard

The UAA women's basketball team, lacking depth after a tumultuous offseason, on Wednesday added a guard in junior-college transfer Mariesha Harris.

Harris' arrival after two seasons at Wabash Valley College in Illinois gives the Seawolves and new coach Ryan McCarthy 10 players thus far -- five returning letter-winners and a returning redshirt, and four newcomers.

The 5-foot-10 Harris last season did a bit of everything in helping Wabash earn its second straight Great Rivers Athletics Conference championship. She averaged 6.7 points per game, 5.0 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 steals.

UAA's 10-player roster includes nine guards. Four players who were scheduled to return to the team did not.

The Seawolves were a Division II powerhouse under coach Tim Moser, who guided them to six straight NCAA tournaments and three times to the Elite Eight. He resigned after last season and landed an assistant coaching job at Division I Colorado State.

UAA in late May hired Nathan Altenhofen to replace Moser. But Altenhofen resigned in August, when the school said it was investigating charges of "professional misconduct.'' The school hired McCarthy less than one week later.

FLAG FOOTBALL

E. River 12, Bartlett 6 Lauren Frost rushed for two touchdowns Tuesday to spearhead Eagle River's 12-6 victory over Bartlett in a Cook Inlet Conference flag football game.

Frost scored on a 70-yarder and a 5-yarder.

The Wolves received interceptions from Skylar Metzel and Gabrielle Mordini.

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