ANCHORAGE – Forward Jacob Lampkin tallied double-double as the Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team used key contributions from all four of its seniors to earn a 63-55 victory over Holy Names on Friday at the Alaska Airlines Center.
The Seawolves (2-2) got 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting and 14 rebounds from Lampkin, while fellow University of the Pacific senior transfer D.J. Ursery scored 19 points on 9-of-17 accuracy and grabbed five rebounds.
The Hawks (1-2) – from Oakland, Calif., and the Pacific West Conference – were led by 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting and three steals from reserve guard Alonzo Taylor, but the rest of his teammates only managed to shoot just 13 of 43 (.302) from the field, while UAA won the rebounding battle, 35-23.
“I thought we made some good strides defensively tonight, and our offense showed a little more crispness,” said UAA head coach Rusty Osborne. “We’ll look at the film and try to do even better tomorrow night.”
Trailing 10-6 after six minutes, the Seawolves got five straight points from Ursery to spark a 9-0 run that claimed the lead for good.
UAA led 26-21 at halftime and 39-29 when Lampkin converted an assist from Ursery at the 14:21 mark of the second half. The Hawks surged back with eight straight points before Drew Peterson fed Lampkin for an easy layup, Maleke Haynes swished two free throws, and Haynes dished to Lampkin again to make it 45-37.
Peterson would make several big plays down the stretch – including back-to-back three-pointers that gave UAA a 53-43 edge with 6:10 left – as the senior from San Diego had season-highs of 12 points (3-7 FG, 2-5 3FG, 4-4 FT), six rebounds and three steals. He also had a key steal in the final minutes and committed no turnovers.
Another senior transfer from Pacific, Haynes dished a career-high eight assists and scored eight points, making all six of his free throws.
The Seawolves and Hawks play again Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Alaska Airlines Center. For tickets, call 907-786-1562 or visit GoSeawolves.com for more information.