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5th-ranked UAA women’s basketball team finishes regular season with a 29-2 record

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: February 29
  • Published February 29

Ten players had rebounds and six scored seven or more points Saturday as the UAA women’s basketball team wrapped up a wildly successful regular season with another win.

The fifth-ranked Seawolves beat Concordia-Portland 60-47 in Portland for their 11th straight win. They’ll take their winning streak and the No. 1 seed into next week’s Great Northwest Athletic Conference tournament in Seattle.

“That was far from our prettiest offensive performance this year, but our defense was solid again today, and we’re pleased to get a road win in a tough environment,” UAA coach Ryan McCarthy said in a release from the school. “We know we are going to have to step up our level with the postseason here now, and we’re excited for the challenge."

Contributions came from up and down the lineup for the Seawolves, who upped their record to 29-2 overall and 19-1 in the conference.

Safiyyah Yasin scored a team-high 13 points, Sala Langi supplied eight points and seven rebounds, Rachel Ingram had nine points on 3-of-8 3-point shooting, and Yazmeen Goo, Stephanie Jackson and Kimani Fernandez each scored seven points.

UAA shot a tepid 39% but it had plenty of depth and a 40-31 rebounding edge spearheaded by Tennae Voliva’s eight rebounds.

The Seawolves were leading by two points when they went on a 9-0 run to take control midway through the second quarter. Jackson scored five points in the outburst and she and Nicole Pinckney each hit a 3-pointer to lift UAA to a 28-17 lead.

The game marked the end of the road for the Cavaliers (6-22 overall, 5-15 GNAC), whose school is closing at the end of the school year.

“My heart goes out to Concordia athletics and their women’s team,” McCarthy said. "Coach (Sean) Kelly is a good friend of mine, and I wish him and his players only the best.”

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