Oggie Pantovic had a team-high 28 points and career-high five blocks for the University of Alaska Anchorage in a 100-97 overtime win over 19th-ranked Hawaii Hilo on Sunday in the Seawolf Thanksgiving Classic at the Alaska Airlines Center.
The Seawolves also got standout play from David Rowlands, who hit 4 of 7 shots from long range and finished with 22 points; Tobin Karlberg, who scored 19 points to go with eight rebounds and seven assists; and Hunter Sweet, who produced 16 points and five rebounds.
The win was the fourth straight for UAA (5-2), which begins Great Northwest Athletic Conference play Thursday on the road against St. Martin’s.
Hawaii Hilo’s Darren Williams led all scorers with 29 points, and he also had five assists and six rebounds. Donald McHenry had 18 points for the Vulcans (4-3) while Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones had a strong all-around game with 12 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
Quincy 83, UAF 76
Malik Hardmon scored 23 points and collected 10 rebounds to lead Quincy (Illinois) to victory despite a huge game from University of Alaska Fairbanks guard Shadeed Shabazz.
A balanced attack helped Quincy (4-2) bounced back from Saturday’s loss to UAA. Adam Moore scored 15 points and Charles Callier added 13 for the Rams.
Shabazz, who set the Great Northwest Athletic Conference single-season scoring record in 2019-20, poured in 37 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out six assists for the Nanooks (3-3). Abdullahi Mohamed, the only other UAF player to reach double figures, finished with 18 points.
Seawolf Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team
Malik Hardmon, Quincy
Tobin Karlberg, Alaska Anchorage
Shadeed Shabazz, Alaska Fairbanks
Coleman Sparling, Alaska Fairbanks
Hunter Sweet, Alaska Anchorage
Most Outstanding Player: Oggie Pantovic, Alaska Anchorage