UAA men take down Regis, former teammate

sports@adn.comNovember 16, 2013 

A former Seawolf did his best to take down the UAA men's basketball team Saturday, but his old teammates fared well enough at the foul line and behind the 3-point line to carry the Seawolves to another victory.

UAA's Travis Thompson pumped in 30 points and three others joined him in double figures, negating a double-double from Mike MacKelvie and powering the Seawolves past Regis University 88-74 at the AT&T Jamboree .

The win was UAA's second in the four-team, two-day tournament, making the Seawolves the unofficial tournament champions. Regis and UAF both finished with 1-1 records and Holy Names University was 0-2.

MacKelvie, a guard who was a part-time starter for UAA last season, led Regis with 12 points and 11 rebounds -- the only player in the game with a double-double.

The Seawolves (4-1) countered by outscoring Regis 30-6 from 3-point range and 28-12 from the foul line. Thompson and Kyle Fossman each sank four 3-pointers in UAA's 10-of-28 long-range shooting performance, and Thompson hit 12 of 13 free throws and Fossman hit all five of his free throws as UAA went 28 of 36 from the line.

Regis (1-1) was 2 of 19 from 3-point range and 12 of 23 from the foul line.

Coming close to a double-double for UAA was point guard Brian McGill, who scored 13 points and dished eight assists while committing one turnover in 31 minutes. With McGill leading the way, the Seawolves protected the ball well, committing eight turnovers to the Rangers' 17.

UAA took the lead for good just three minutes into the game when Fossman hit two free throws for a 10-8 advantage. Thompson and Fossman combined for three straight 3-pointers to give UAA a 49-36 lead at the break.

The Rangers twice came within eight points in the second half, but the Seawolves answered each time and led by double figures for the final 13 minutes.

The 30-point game from Thompson came a day after his 23 points helped UAA beat Holy Names 93-60. He was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Also making the all-tournament team for UAA were Fossman, McGill and Teancum Stafford. Fossman finished with 21 points Saturday, with 17 points coming in the first half, and added five rebounds and five assists. Stafford supplied 10 points and six rebounds.

UAA plays again Sunday, facing Holy Names in a non-tournament game at 5 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. The game is the team's final outing before the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.

REGIS (74) -- Bodman 3-4 0-0 6, C. Green 2-4 2-3 6, J. Green 5-12 0-0 11, MacKelvie 4-8 3-10 11, Marshall 5-10 4-7 14, Hansen 0-1 0-0 0, Conley 6-8 3-3 15, Reeb 3-5 0-0 6, Siefker 1-3 0-0 2, Link 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 30-57 12-23 74.

UAA (88) -- Stafford 3-8 3-4 10, McTier 0-1 0-0 0, McGill 4-13 5-8 13, Thompson 7-13 4-10 30, Fossman 6-11 5-5 21, Leckband 1-5 1-2 4, Lauwers 2-4 1-2 5, Mears 2-2 1-2 5. Totals 25-57 28-36 88.

Regis 36 38 -- 74
UAA 49 39 -- 88

3-point goals -- Regis 2-19 (C. Green 0-2, J. Green 1-7, MacKelvie 1-2, Marshall 0-3, Hansen 0-1, Reeb 0-2, Siefker 0-2), UAA 10-28 (Stafford 1-4, McGill 0-1, Thompson 4-10, Fossman 4-7, Leckband 1-4, Lauwers 0-2). Rebounds -- Regis 35 (MacKelvie 11), UAA 31 (Stafford 6). Total fouls -- Regis 23, UAA 21. Fouled out -- none. Assists -- Regis 13 (Bodman 5), UAA 19 (McGill 8). Turnovers -- Regis 17 (Bodman 5), UAA 8 (Thompson 4). Steals -- Regis 3, UAA 7 (Lauwers 3). Blocks -- Regis 3 (Link 2), UAA 0. Officials -- Conley, Tovoli, McNew. A -- 531.

UAF 72, Holy Names 48

Ronnie Baker pumped in 20 points, 12 of them in the second half, to lead UAF past Holy Names University 72-48 Saturday in the tournament's early game.

Baker, a senior guard, sparked a second-half surge that allowed the Nanooks to expand on a 32-29 halftime lead. UAF owned a 40-19 scoring advantage in the second half, a dominance triggered by a 9-0 run at the start of the half. Holy Names was hurt by 34 percent shooting in the second half.

Baker added six rebounds and four assists for the Nanooks (1-1). Stefan Tica scored 16 points and Joe Slocum and Sergej Pucar had 11 apiece.

The Hawks (0-3) got 12 points apiece from forward Dante Robinson and reserve guard Blake Watkins. Robinson also had seven rebounds and five assists to lead his team.

AT&T Jamboree all-tournament team

Kyle Fossman, UAA
Ronnie Baker, UAF
Brian McGill, UAA
Jon Conley, Regis
Teancum Stafford, UAA

Most Outstanding Player: Travis Thompson, UAA


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