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UAA women’s basketball team returns to win column

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: January 25
  • Published January 25

The UAA women’s basketball came back with a vengeance Saturday.

Two days after losing for the second time this season, the Seawolves responded with an 87-66 triumph over Simon Fraser in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Tennae Voliva posted her fifth double-double of the season and the Seawolves shot a season-best 55% to get back in the win column after Thursday’s 71-64 loss to Western Washington.

“That was a great response to a tough loss,” UAA coach Ryan McCarthy said in a release from the school. “Except for our lull late in the first half, I thought every one of our players executed their assignments and played their respective roles extremely well.”

Voliva provided 19 points and 10 rebounds to help UAA improve to 19-2 on the season and 9-1 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. With the GNAC season halfway over, UAA leads Northwest Nazarene by one game and Simon Fraser by two games.

Voliva, a junior center from East High, had a near-perfect shooting night. She hit 7 of 8 from the field and all five of her free throws.

Safiyyah Yasin connected on 7 of 11 shots from field and 4 of 4 from the foul line for 19 points while adding four assists and four rebounds. Jahnna Hajdukovich scored 10 points and Rachel Ingram chipped in nine.

Buoyed by 41 points from their bench, the Seawolves led the entire game. They led 40-33 at the half and put the game away in the third quarter by outscoring the Clan 28-16.

UAA made 33 of 60 field goals and 14 of 15 free throws and used a 39-30 rebounding edge and eight steals to survive 15 turnovers.

Simon Fraser (12-8 overall, 7-3 GNAC) was led by Claudia Hart’s 16 points.

UAA is back at the Alaska Airlines Center next week for a Thursday game against Saint Martin’s and a Saturday game against Seattle Pacific.

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