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UAA women clinch share of GNAC regular-season basketball title

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: February 24
  • Published February 24

The UAA women's basketball team clinched a share of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular-season championship Saturday with a win over Central Washington.

The Seawolves survived a slow start to avoid a second straight setback, rallying to take down Central Washington 84-72 Saturday in Ellensburg, Washington.

Hannah Wandersee poured in 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Yazmeen Goo racked up 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals to lead the Seawolves.

UAA was coming off a rare loss — a 104-78 pummeling at the hands of Northwest Nazarene on Thursday. The loss cost the Seawolves sole possession of the GNAC regular-season crown — UAA and Northwest Nazarene both finished conference play with 18-2 records.

Both teams are among six that will play in the GNAC tournament beginning Thursday in Anchorage.

UAA (25-3 overall) trailed Central Washington 23-14 after one quarter and 39-32 at the half.

The Seawolves shot nearly 60 percent in the second half — 19 of 32 — to outscore the Wildcats 52-33. They shot 51.7 percent for the game, with Goo hitting 5 of 6 field goal attempts and Wandersee hitting 8 of 13.

Sala Langi sank 7 of 9 free throws to finish with 13 points and Rodericka Ware handed out five assists for UAA.

Central Washington (15-13 overall, 11-9 GNAC), which got 20 points from Sadie Mensing and 13 points and 10 rebounds from Taylor Baird, shot 42.6 percent.

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