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Hot-shooting Seattle Pacific downs UAA men, 88-76

Doyle Woody
UAA's Travis Thompson looks to pass the ball while driving to the basket during a game against Seattle Pacific at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
UAA's Brian McGill puts up a shot against Seattle Pacific defenders during a game at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
UAA's Boomer Blossom drives to the basket during a game against Seattle Pacific at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
UAA's Travis Thompson looks to pass the ball while driving to the basket during a game against Seattle Pacific at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
UAA's Brian McGill puts up a shot against Seattle Pacific defenders during a game at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
UAA's Boomer Blossom drives to the basket during a game against Seattle Pacific at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth
The 19th-ranked Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the UAA Seawolves 88-76 at the Wells Fargo Sports Center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
Bill Roth

The UAA men’s basketball team set a school record Thursday night with a scant three turnovers.

That was scant consolation for the Seawolves.

Seattle Pacific, ranked No. 19 in Division II, shot an unconscious percentage from beyond the arc and used an explosive run in the waning minutes to blow open what had been a taut Great Northwest Athletic Conference clash and win, 88-76.

The Falcons, winners of eight straight, drained 12 of 23 shots from beyond the arc, and that 52.2-percent shooting from distance coupled with their 54.9-percent shooting overall to subdue the Seawolves.

Still, the game at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex featured nine ties and 10 lead changes in the first 37-plus minutes before the Falcons outscored the Seawolves 18-6 down the stretch.

With the score tied at 70-70, UAA’s Kyle Fossman was whistled for an intentional foul on David Downs and UAA was also whistled for the first of its two technical fouls. Downs sank two free throws — Riley Stockton missed both free throws stemming from the technical — and soon made a lay-up to give the Falcons a 74-70 edge. Two more free throws by downs and two by Mitch Penner on another UAA technical pushed the visitors’ advantage to 78-70 with 1:51 to go.

UAA’s second consecutive loss — it fell at Western Washington on Saturday — dropped it to 13-10 overall and 6-6 in the conference. Seattle Pacific (19-4, 10-2 GNAC) moved one-half game ahead of idle Western Washington atop the league standings.

UAA junior guard Travis Thompson scored 14 points and furnished nine assists with one turnover. Fossman led the Seawolves with 18 points, Colton Lauwers contributed 14 points and seven rebounds, and Teancum Stafford added 13 points and eight rebounds.

Penner provided Seattle Pacific with a game-high 20 points and seven rebounds, Downs copped 19 points and six assists, and Patrick Simon furnished 15 points. Matt Bortson chipped in 13 points and Stockton, like Thompson, delivered nine assists with one turnover.

UAA’s three turnovers undercut the previous school record of four turnovers, which the Seawolves had managed three times already this season and five times in program history.

Seattle Pacific took care of the ball too. The Falcons committed eight turnovers.

UAA on Saturday entertains Montana State-Billings (8-12, 4-8 GNAC), which Thursday lost 88-74 on the road against UAF. UAF improved to 13-7 and 8-4 in the GNAC.

 

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SEATTLE PACIFIC — Simon 5-7 3-4 15, Hutsen 2-7 0-0 4, Downs 6-11 4-4 19, Stockton 3-7 0-2 7, Borton 3-4 6-8 14, Jordan 0-0 0-0 0, Carroll 2-4 0-0 6, Todd 1-1 1-3 3, Penner 6-10 6-8 20. Totals: 28-51 20-29 88.

UAA — Lauwers 4-8 2-2 14, Stafford 5-10 2-3 13, McGill 3-10 3-4 9, Thompson 5-13 2-2 14, Fossman 8-16 2-2 18, Leckband 0-3 2-2 2, Blossom 2-7 01 6, Mears 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 27-67 13-16 76.

Seattle Pacific43  45   —   88

UAA36   40   —   76

Three-point goals — Seattle Pacific 12-23 (Simon 2-3, Downs 3-7, Stockton 1-3, Borton 2-2, Carroll 2-4, Penner 2-4), UAA 9-28 (Lauwers 4-7, Stafford 1-4, McGill 0-1, Thompson 2-6, Fossman 0-4, Leckband 0-1, Blossom 2-5). Total fouls — Seattle Pacific 17, UAA 21. Fouled out — UAA: McGill. Tehcnical fouls — Seattle Pacific 1, UAA 2. Rebounds — Seattle Pacific 33 (Stockton 8), UAA 31 (Stafford 8). Assists — Seattle Pacific 24 (Stockton 9), UAA 23 (Thompson 9). Turnovers — Seattle Pacific 8 (3 with two), UAA 3 (3 with one). Steals — Seattle Pacific 0, UAA 2 (2 with one). Blocks — Seattle Pacific 4 (4 with one), UAA 2 (2 with one). Officials — Starkovich, Paz, Grant. A — 623.

 


By DOYLE WOODY
dwoody@adn.com