ANCHORAGE – Alaska Anchorage forward Alysa Horn equaled her career-high with 25 points and led a record-tying three-point barrage Tuesday to lift the host Seawolves to a 73-47 rout of North Dakota State in the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout at Sullivan Arena.
The Div. II Seawolves (3-1) also got 21 points and seven assists from senior point guard Sasha King as they earned the program’s 35th all-time victory over a Div. I team.
The Bison (2-3) were led by eight points apiece from Hannah Linz and Dani DeGagne in the debut Shootout appearance for the Summit League squad.
UAA took a 5-4 lead on a three-pointer by King in the first minute and never trailed again, blitzing the Bison with 10 treys for a 44-21 advantage at the break. The Seawolves extended their biggest edge to 66-36 when Kylie Burns connected on another three with 8:35 remaining.
UAA wound up with 14 three-pointers, tying the 18-year-old Shootout record set by Providence against Clemson in 1994. It also equaled the Seawolves’ program record for three-pointers, set three times previously, all between 2007-10.
Horn, a senior from Kodiak, shot 8 of 13 from the floor, including 4 of 7 treys, along with a game-high nine rebounds.
King sank five three-pointers and all six of her free throws, while junior guard/forward Kylie Burns accounted for 10 points, five rebounds and a pair of steals.
With the win, the Seawolves advance to the title game for the eighth time in 33 Shootouts, including six of the last seven years. UAA will meet Utah State – a 67-66 winner over Prairie View A&M in the early game – for the title at 5 p.m. AST Wednesday.
UAA has won the tourney six times – 1990, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
NDSU will face Prairie View A&M in the consolation game at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.