FAIRBANKS – Junior forward Corey Hammell had 24 points and 15 rebounds Friday as Alaska Anchorage fought off a late comeback effort for a 92-90 men’s basketball victory over Chaminade at the GCI GNAC/Pac West Challenge at the Patty Center.

The Seawolves (4-2) also got 24 points and seven rebounds from junior guard Suki Wiggs and 18 points from junior wing Spencer Svejcar to help ice the game from the free-throw line.

The Silverswords (0-1) were led by 20 points and 13 rebounds from All-Pac West forward Kuany Kuany, while guard Oscar Pedroso tallied 17 points and six rebounds for the Honolulu squad.

UAA took control of the game with a big run midway through the first half and pushed its halftime advantage to 41-32. The Seawolves continued their momentum after the break, taking their largest lead at 62-44 with 16:41 remaining when Hammell scored an inside basket.

Chaminade responded immediately with an 11-0 run, however, and shaved it to 66-61 at the 7:24 mark. The game would stay within seven points the rest of the way, although the Seawolves would never surrender the lead.

Svejcar scored a driving layup and completed a three-point play to extend to a 79-75 lead with 2:57 left, and UAA went up 88-81 on two free throws by Wiggs with only 30 seconds remaining. Chaminade’s Dantley Walker hit a three-pointer and UAA committed a turnover on the next sequence, leading to a pair of free throws for Kuany at the 19-second mark.

After a three-play by the Silverswords’ James Harper, UAA guard Diante Mitchell knocked down two free throws with 3.7 seconds showing, and Wiggs committed a foul on Sam Daly to prevent a three-point shot. Daly made his first free throw and missed the second on purpose, leading to a scramble for the rebound as time expired.

Mitchell finished with 13 points – making all eight of his free-throw attempts – and five assists, helping the Seawolves shoot 39 of 44 (.886) from the charity stripe as a team.

Hammell – who tallied his third double-double already – grabbed eight of his rebounds on the offensive end and shot 12 of 15 from the line, while Wiggs added seven boards to earn a 44-36 rebounding edge for the Seawolves.

Wiggs shot 6 of 16 from the floor and 11 of 12 at the free-throw line to extend his streak of six straight 20-point efforts to start the season.

UAA goes for its fourth straight victory Saturday when it concludes the GCI GNAC/Pac West Challenge with a 5:15 p.m. contest against Hawaii Pacific at the Patty Center.