Seawolf women fall short at MSUB
BILLINGS, Mont. – Senior Sasha King scored 19 points Thursday but it wasn’t enough as Montana State Billings earned a 78-64 women’s basketball victory over the Seawolves at Alterowitz Gymnasium.
The Seawolves (7-5, 1-3 GNAC) also got a career-high 14 points from freshman guard Jessica Madison as their 10-game winning streak over the Yellowjackets came to an end.
The Yellowjackets (10-3, 4-1) were led by a game-high 22 points and seven assists from junior guard Bobbi Knudsen, who committed no turnovers in 37 minutes.
UAA, which trailed from midway through the first half, rallied back with eight straight points to make it 58-55 on King’s three-pointer with 7:20 to play. But MSUB got back-to-back buckets from its star as Knudsen sank a short jumper in the lane and drove in for a layup to make it a multiple-possession game the rest of the way.
Sophomore wing Alli Madison scored 11 points, making both of her three-point tries, while senior forward Alysa Horn grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
King led a strong three-point effort for the Seawolves as she sank 5 of 8 treys, helping the team go 12 of 23 from long range. The visitors made just 9 of 34 from inside the arc, however, and were outrebounded 46-29.
The result marked MSUB’s first win over UAA since the Yellowjackets joined the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in 2007-08.
The Seawolves will try to snap their three-game losing streak when they travel to Seattle Pacific for a 4:15 p.m. AST tip-off on Saturday.