BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Alaska Anchorage freshman Jessica Madison had career-highs of 18 points and nine rebounds, but it wasn’t enough against the nation’s 5th-ranked team Saturday as host Western Washington defeated the Seawolves 83-72 at Carver Gymnasium.
UAA (10-9, 4-7 GNAC) also got 17 points and seven rebounds from senior forward Alysa Horn as they suffered a season sweep at the hands of the Vikings.
WWU (17-2, 11-0) ran its win streaks to 11 overall and 15 at home, thanks to the third triple-double in school history from senior forward Trishi Williams. Williams had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, while senior center Britt Harris dominated offensively with 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting.
The Seawolves trailed 39-25 at halftime and 45-27 with 18 minutes left before chipping away at the WWU lead. Horn capped a personal 7-0 run with a jumper at the 12:23 mark that made it 54-45, but UAA could get no closer.
Senior point guard Sasha King had 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting and freshman Jenna Buchanan scored 10 points on 4-of-5 marksmanship (2-3 3FG), along with a team-high four assists.
Madison, a 5-8 guard from nearby Port Angeles, Wash., knocked down 4 of 8 three-pointers and made all four of her free throws, while grabbing four of her nine rebounds on the offensive end.
After four straight road games, the Seawolves return home next week to host Seattle Pacific at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. UAA and SPU tip off at 7 p.m. AST on Thursday, Feb. 7.