UAA women fall to Simon Fraser, slip to 5th place

sports@adn.comJanuary 25, 2014 

The UAA women's basketball team started the week with a share of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference lead. They ended it with a share of fifth place.

Erin Chambers and Simon Fraser sent the Seawolves to their second straight road loss, eking out a 78-74 victory in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Chambers poured in 34 points and scored seven of Simon Fraser's final nine points, including the go-ahead three-point play with 22 seconds left. She played all 40 minutes to help the Clan move ahead of UAA in the conference standings.

At the halfway point of league play, UAA is 5-4 and shares fifth place with Central Washington. Western Washington and Montana State-Billings lead the league at 7-2, and Simon Fraser and Seattle Pacific are a game back at 6-3.

UAA, which lost to Western Washington by six on Thursday, couldn't contain Chambers, who was 12 of 20 from the field and nailed three 3-pointers. Chambers, a junior forward, took one-third of her team's 60 shots.

After trailing 37-31 at the break, the Seawolves sank into an even deeper hole, 50-40, with 14 minutes left.

Jessica Madison hit a 3-pointer to spark an 11-2 run, closing the gap with 52-51. The Seawolves finally drew even with the Clan, 67-67, on an Alysha Devine layup with 3:21 left.

After the teams traded baskets, UAA claimed its first lead, 71-69, at 1:36 with two Alli Madison free throws. But Chambers wasn't done -- on the next play, she hit a spinning layup, drew a foul and hit the free throw to put Simon Fraser on top 72-71.

After a missed shot and a turnover kept UAA scoreless on its next two possessions, Meg Wilson hit a layup to stretch the Simon Fraser lead to 74-71 with 41 seconds left. Then came two free throws by Chambers, answered by Alli Madison's 3-pointer with six seconds left, a shot that trimmed Simon Fraser's lead to 76-74. Chambers added two more foul shots with one second left to seal the deal.

Kiki Robertson, limited to 22 minutes by fouls, led UAA with 16 points, five rebounds and three steals before fouling out, an effort stained by six turnovers. Alli Madison added 14 points, Jessica Madison hit 3 of 5 from 3-point range for 12 points and Christina Davis scored a career-high 10 points to go along with a team-high four assists. Alysha Devine and Emily Craft also fouled out for UAA.

UAA returns home for its next two games -- Thursday against Central Washington and Saturday against Northwest Nazarene.

 

UAA (74) — Buchanan 0-3 0-0 0, Devine 2-5 0-0 4, Craft 2-4 0-0 4, A. Madison 3-11 7-8 14, Robertson 5-10 6-7 16, Davis 4-7 1-2 10, Hutchins 0-3 0-0 0, Wright 1-3 3-4 5, J. Madison 3-6 3-4 12, Burns 4-9 1-2 9. Totals 24-61 21-27 74.

SIMON FRASER (78) — Chambers 12-20 7-7 34, Reist 1-5 0-0 2, Langmead 0-2 0-1 0, Van Laare 1-5 0-0 3, Petit 3-11 1-3 10, Lowen 5-10 1-1 12, Kett 0-1 0-0 0, Wilson 5-5 1-2 11, Sider 1-1 3-3 6. Totals 28-60 13-17 78.

UAA31 43 74
Simon Fraser37 41 78

3-point goals — UAA 5-19 (Buchanan 0-2, Devine 0-1, A. Madison 1-3, Davis 1-4, Hutchins 0-1, J. Madison 3-5, Burns 0-3), Simon Fraser 9-28 (Chambers 3-9, Van Laare 1-4, Petit 3-8, Lowen 1-5, Kett 0-1, Sider 1-1). Rebounds — UAA 35 (Devine 6), Simon Fraser 34 (Wilson 7). Total fouls — UAA 25, Simon Fraser 21. Fouled out — Devine, Craft, Robertson. Assists — UAA 11 (Davis 4), Simon Fraser 19 (Petit 7). Turnovers — UAA 16 (Robertson 5), Simon Fraser 23 (Chambers 6). Blocks — Saint Martin’s 4 (Wilson 2). Steals — UAA 14 (Buchanan 3, Robertson 3), Simon Fraser 4 (Lowen 2). A — 369. Officials — Duncan, Simpson, Ahmann.

 

 

 

 

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