ANCHORAGE – Freshman guard Brennan Rymer led six double-figure scorers with 18 points Wednesday as the Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team raced to a 106-70 exhibition victory over Cal Miramar at the Alaska Airlines Center.
The Seawolves also got 16 points and eight rebounds from senior center Jacob Lampkin, plus 13 points and six assists from senior point guard Maleke Haynes as they shot 58 percent from the field and 13 of 26 from three-point range.
The Fighting Falcons – from San Diego and the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association – were led by 22 points and four assists from forward Christian Mora.
Tied 23-23 with seven minutes left in the first half, UAA closed with a 20-8 run to take control.
Kenyon Williams pulled the visitors within 49-42 on a jumper at the 17:07 mark, but Haynes fed Lampkin for a layup, and sophomore guard Jack Macdonald knocked down successive three-pointers to fuel a backbreaking 11-2 surge over the next two and a half minutes.
Rymer shot 7 of 10 from the field and collected six rebounds and three assists, while Macdonald – a fellow Australian – had 14 points on 4-of-7 three-point shooting. Lampkin shot 7 of 9 from the field and Haynes was 5 of 7. Senior guard Drew Peterson (14 points, 4-7 3FG) and junior forward Josiah Wood (12 points, 4 assists, 2 steals, 0 turnovers) also delivered productive nights.
The Seawolves (6-4, 2-0 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) are off next week before returning to league action Dec. 17 at nationally ranked Western Oregon. UAA does not play at home again until Jan. 4 against Saint Martin’s.