ANCHORAGE – Senior forward Autummn Williams poured in 22 points and the 7th-ranked Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team used 25 steals to race to an 86-48 victory over Central Washington on Thursday at the Alaska Airlines Center.

The Seawolves (14-1, 7-0 GNAC) also got 11 points apiece from reserves Kimijah King and Shelby Cloninger as they earned a 10th straight victory and beat the visitors from Ellensburg for the eighth consecutive time.

The Wildcats (6-9, 1-6) were led by 10 points and four rebounds from forward Taylor Baird but could not handle UAA’s pressure defense, committing 36 turnovers and shooting just 1 of 9 on three-pointers.

UAA trailed 10-6 after five minutes, then took control with a 14-4 run to end the first quarter. Central cut its deficit to 27-20 with 6:14 remaining in the first half before King knocked down consecutive jumpers, and Williams added seven more points before the break to make it 42-24.

The Seawolves scored the first eight points of the second half and led by at least 30 for the final 11 minutes as they shot 45.5 percent (30 of 66) from the field, including 8 of 21 (.381) on three-pointers.

Williams made 9 of 18 shots (4-6 3FG) and collected four steals in 22 minutes, leading UAA in scoring for the 12th time in 15 games. Meanwhile, Tara Thompson added 10 points, freshman point guard Yazmeen Goo had six points, six assists, two blocks and four steals, and senior point guard Kiki Robertson tallied four assists and five steals.

UAA reached its nation-leading steals average of 17 with more than six minutes left in the third quarter, getting multiple swipes from eight different players. The 25 total steals were the Seawolves’ second-most this season and tied for 17th on the program’s single-game list.

All 12 active players scored for UAA as well, including seven points from senior Alysha Devine.

The Seawolves are back at the Alaska Airlines Center on Saturday for a 7 p.m. tip against Northwest Nazarene (8-5, 5-2) in another Great Northwest Athletic game. Visit GoSeawolves.com for ticket information or call 907-786-1562.

NOTES: UAA got a boost with the first appearance of the season for junior guard Zhara Laster, who had missed the first 14 games due to injury; the transfer from Peninsula (Wash.) College scored four points (4-4 FT) and grabbed two rebounds in eight minutes during the fourth quarter … UAA beat Central for the 19th time in the last 20 meetings … with her last steal, Robertson increased her career total to 327 and passed Northwest Nazarene’s Alyson Kollman (1999-03) for second place on the GNAC list … Robertson needs just two more steals to tie the UAA career record (329, Allegra Stoetzel, 1992-96) and 15 to tie the GNAC record (342, Taylor Simmons, NNU, 2012-16) … Robertson had four points to move into the top 20 on UAA’s career scoring list with 856, and he 111th starting assignment tied Robin Graul (1985-89) for the second-most in Seawolf program history … Robertson also earned her 100th career victory in Green & Gold, matching former teammate Jenna Buchanan (2012-16) for fourth-most in program history.