MONMOUTH, Ore. – Senior forward Alysa Horn had 17 points and sophomore guard Alli Madison delivered her first career double-double Thursday to lead the Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team to a 63-54 victory over Western Oregon at the New P.E. Building.
The Seawolves (9-7, 3-5 GNAC) got 15 points and 10 rebounds – both career-highs – from Madison, while Horn nearly earned a double-double, adding nine rebounds. Kylie Burns scored all 13 of her points after halftime, along with seven rebounds, and freshman guard Jenna Buchanan had 11 points and six boards.
The Wolves (6-12, 1-7) were led by 14 points and nine rebounds from Melissa Fowler, but the hosts lost for the eighth time in nine games.
UAA’s victory extends its program-record win streak to 18 straight over WOU, including 10 in a row on the road. The Wolves have not beaten the Seawolves since Jan. 16, 2003.
The latest installment was tightly contested at the outset, tied 13-13 before Horn, Buchanan and Madison put the Seawolves ahead with consecutive layups. UAA forged a 31-26 lead at halftime and fended off the hosts throughout the second half.
Burns, a 5-9 junior forward, shot 5 of 11 after the break – including a pair of three-pointers – to help UAA repel each WOU charge. The Seawolves extended their lead as high as 14 points on three occasions.
UAA continues its four-game road trip Saturday when it travels to Lacey, Wash., to face Saint Martin’s (11-7, 4-4) in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference contest at 6 p.m. AST.
NOTES: Three of UAA’s five starters shot better than 50 percent as Horn went 8 of 14, Buchanan 5 of 9 and Madison 6 of 10 from the field … Madison doubled her previous career-high of five rebounds and equaled her top scoring total, set in a Jan. 12 road win over Seattle Pacific … Horn, who sat out just a few seconds Saturday, equaled Robin Graul (1985-89) and Diane Dobrich (1986-90) for the No. 4 spot on UAA’s all-time wins list at 79 … Horn also topped the 950-point plateau, now with 953, and the Kodiak native moved into 14th place on the career blocks list (43) with a pair of swats against WOU.