The 10th-ranked UAA women’s basketball team stayed red hot by racking up its 14th straight win Saturday, getting points from every player in a win over Montana State-Billings.
The Seawolves’ 72-57 road victory completed a season sweep of the Yellowjackets, the defending West Region champions. UAA beat Billings 87-42 last month at the Alaska Airlines Center.
UAA’s stifling defense proved to be too much for Billings, forcing the Yellowjackets into 18 turnovers. The Seawolves had 15 steals, with all but one player getting at least one.
“We did a much better job defensively after the first quarter, and that’s what really swung things in our favor,” UAA coach Ryan McCarthy said in a press release from the school.
Senior guard Sydni Stallworth led UAA with a game-high 15 points, and sophomore Sala Langi pitched in 14 points. Senior Hannah Wandersee did it all for the Seawolves, tallying 10 points, five rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal.
“Sydni hit some very timely shots, and we were able to do an excellent job of stopping any big runs by Billings, which they are very capable of," said McCarthy.
Sophomore Hannah Collins led the Yellowjackets (10-10 overall, 6-8 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) with 14 points.
The Seawolves (21-1, 13-1) return home for a Valentines Day matchup on Thursday against Concordia-Portland.