MONMOUTH, Ore. – Junior center Brian Pearson tallied career highs of 16 points and eight rebounds Sunday but it was not enough as an undermanned Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team lost 82-50 to No. 16 Western Oregon the New P.E. Building.
With leading scorer, rebounder and shot blocker Jacob Lampkin sidelined with an injury, the Seawolves (6-5, 2-1 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) fell behind early and never threatened against the league’s only nationally ranked team and No. 2 pick in the preseason coaches’ poll.
The Wolves (10-1, 2-1) shot 66 percent from the field and grabbed 10 steals as Vince Boumann scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting and all-conference forward Tanner Omlid tallied 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting, plus five rebounds, three assists and three blocks.
Pearson, a 6-9, 230-pounder from Elko, Nev., was the Seawolves’ bright spot as he started in Lampkin’s place and shot 5 of 9 from the field and 6 of 6 at the foul stripe. Entering Sunday, his career highs were six points and five rebounds.
The Seawolves conclude their road trip and the 2017 calendar with a 2 p.m. AST contest Tuesday at Concordia-Portland. Live video and stats will be available at GNAC.tv.