ANCHORAGE – Sophomore guard Brennan Rymer scored a career-high 19 points but the Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team could not dig out of an early hole Saturday in a 67-58 loss to Lake Superior State in the Seawolf Jamboree at the Alaska Airlines Center.
The Seawolves (3-3) also got 12 points from fellow reserve guard Tobin Karlberg among their 37 bench points.
The Lakers (2-0) were led by 16 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and three steals from Jamboree Most Outstanding Player Rog Stein, while fellow all-tourney selection Tim Cairnduff delivered 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
UAA erased an early 7-0 deficit with a 9-0 run of its own, however that would mark the hosts’ lone lead of the game.
LSSU – from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – took a 25-18 lead at halftime and extended its advantage to 56-34 midway through the second half. Starting forward Auston Sherrell added 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting for the visitors, who outshot UAA .429 to .356 and won the rebounding war 42-35.
Rymer added five rebounds and shot 7 of 12 from the field and 3 of 5 from long range, along with four assists, as he was named to the all-tournament team. Senior center Brian Pearson led UAA with seven rebounds.
The Seawolves return to the Alaska Airlines Center next week for a pair of non-conference games against South Dakota Mines. Tip-off Friday and Saturday is set for 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 907-786-1562 or visit GoSeawolves.com or AlaskaAirlinesCenter.com.
Seawolf Jamboree All-Tournament Team
Michael Kluting, Alaska Fairbanks
Ja’Kavien Lewis, Northwood
Alex Martin, Alaska Fairbanks
Brennan Rymer, Alaska Anchorage
Tim Cairduff, Lake Superior State
Most Outstanding Player: Rog Stein, Lake Superior State
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