UAA men can't miss in 107-77 hoops victory

sports@adn.comJanuary 4, 2014 

UAA’s bomb squad was in fine form Saturday night.

The men’s basketball team buried 17 shots from 3-point range — a school record for a Great Northwest Athletic Conference game — to trounce Simon Fraser 107-77 at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.

All five starters scored in double figures for the Seawolves, whose 107 points were the second most in program history in a non-overtime GNAC game.

UAA hit 17 of 37 long-range shots. Seven players hit shots from behind the arc, with the hottest hand belonging to senior Kyle Fossman of Haines.

Fossman sank 5 of  8 3-point attempts, including one late in the first half that was the 200th of his career, making him the third player in team history to reach that milestone.

Fossman, a  6-foot guard, finished with 22 points and nine rebounds to help UAA improve to 9-5 overall and 2-1 in the GNAC. 

Travis Thompson contributed  22 points and four assists and Teancum Stafford pitched in 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Seawolves. Brian McGill added 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting and Brad Mears had 10 points on 4 of 7 shooting.

The Clan (7-5, 0-4) got a game-high 24 points from reserve guard Justin Cole. 

UAA outshot Simon Fraser 50.8 percent to 42.6 percent and outrebounded them 46-28.

The Seawolves hit the road this week for games at Montana State-Billings on Thursday and Seattle Pacific on Saturday.

They’re tied for third place in the GNAC with UAF, which surprised 15th-ranked Western Washington 65-61 Saturday in Fairbanks.

The loss puts Western, which lost star guard Richard Woodworth to a sprained ankle early in the second half, in a first-place tie with Western Oregon. Each has a 3-1 conference record. 

UAA, which lost 104-89 to Western Washington on Thursday, and UAF are both 2-1.

 

SIMON FRASER (77) — Appiah 0-5 1-2 2, Gebru 6-13 1-2 15, Niang 3-7 0-0 9, Dunn 7-14 1-1 16, Matthews 1-4 0-0 3, Cole 8-17 6-6 24, Staudacher 0-0 0-0 0, Evans 1-1 0-0 3, Page 3-4 0-0 6, Hamilton 0-2 0-0 0, Dunlop 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-68 10-24 77.

UAA (107) — Stafford 4-11 4-4 15, Mears 4-7 2-3 10, McGill 5-7 5-6 17, Thompson 7-14 4-5 22, Fossman 6-10 5-6 2, Leckband 3-4 2-2 9, Baisa 0-1 0-0 0, Craft 1-2 0-0 2, Lauwers 1-4 2-4 5, Blossom 1-3 0-1 3, McTier 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 33-65 24-31 107.

Simon Fraser33 44 — 77

UAA47 60 — 107

3-point goals — Simon Fraser 10-24 (Appiah 0-2, Gebru 2-4, Niang 3-4, Dunn 1-4, Matthews 1-4, Cole 2-5, Evans 1-1, Hamilton 0-1), UAA 17-37 (Stafford 3-8, McGill 2-2, Thompson 4-10, Fossman 5-8, Leckband 1-2, Baisa 0-1, Craft 0-1, Lauwers 1-4, Blossom 1-1). Rebounds — Simon Fraser 28 (Appiah 6), UAA 46 (Stafford 10, Fossman 9). Total fouls — Simon Fraser 22, UAA 15. Fouled out — Matthews. Assists — Simon Fraser 19 (Niang 9), UAA 23 (three with 4). Turnovers — Simon Fraser 11 (Page 4), UAA 10 (McGill 3). Blocks — Simon Fraser 2, UAA 0. Steals — Simon Fraser 4, UAA 6 (Thompson 2, Fossman 2). A — 565. Officials — Bruland, Bernatz, Conley. 

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