ANCHORAGE – Senior forward Autummn Williams scored 20 points and 7th-ranked Alaska Anchorage rode the hot shooting of Kimijah King and Alysha Devine to a 101-69 women’s basketball victory over Northwest Nazarene on Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center.

The Seawolves (15-1, 8-0 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) got 13 points apiece from Devine and King on combined 11-of-13 shooting as they earned their 11th straight win.

The Crusaders (7-7, 5-3) got 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting from forward Kate Cryderman, but the rest of her team combined to make just 13 of 50 attempts (.260) and committed 25 turnovers.

UAA trailed 5-2 in the early going before taking control with a 15-2 run. The visitors refused to fold, however, shaving a 16-point deficit to 37-31 on Lexi Tubbs’s layup with 3:28 left in the first half. Williams swished a three-pointer and Devine added another moments later to stretch the lead to double figures again, and reserve guard Zhara Laster made it 49-35 at halftime with a putback right before the buzzer.

The Seawolves led by at least 15 throughout the second half as they scored the most points by either team in the 36-game series history. King was a perfect 6 of 6 from the field, including a three-pointer, and Devine shot 5 of 7 with a pair of assists. Junior forward Shelby Cloninger also reached double figures with 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting (4-5 FT), plus game-highs of six rebounds and two blocks.

It was also a historic night for Seawolf senior point guard Kiki Robertson, who had five points, five rebounds, six assists, no turnovers and five steals, adding UAA’s career steals record to her resume. The Honolulu native broke the 28-year-old mark held by Seawolf Hall-of-Famer Robin Graul (329 steals, 1985-89) when she took the ball from NNU’s Maya Rodgers with 4:34 left in the second quarter. With 332 steals, Robertson is now just 10 away from tying the GNAC career record, established last year by NNU’s Taylor Simmons (342, 2012-16).

“Our focus was terrific for the entire game, especially playing against a team that does a lot to mess up their opponents’ tempo and constantly changes its defensive looks,” said UAA head coach Ryan McCarthy, who earned a fourth straight victory over his alma mater. “I think we continued to show that we’re a very dangerous team when we stick to our system and play within ourselves.”

UAA reached the century mark for the second time in four games, shooting 46 percent (32 of 69) from the field and 85 percent (29 of 34) at the foul stripe, while dishing 25 assists. Junior forward Sierra Afoa tallied eight points and three steals, and Williams had four assists and a pair of swipes.

All 12 Seawolves scored at least two points for the second game in a row, and none played more than 24 minutes.

The victory keeps the two-time defending GNAC champions one game ahead of Western Washington and Simon Fraser in the standings with 12 contests remaining. UAA completes the first half of the league campaign next week with a trip to Washington to face 11th-ranked Seattle Pacific (13-3, 5-3) on Thursday and Saint Martin’s on Saturday. Both games start at 6 p.m. AST and can be seen on