ANCHORAGE – D.J. Ursery scored 15 points and fellow senior Jacob Lampkin recorded his fourth straight double-double Saturday to pace the Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team to an 80-74 victory over Holy Names at the Alaska Airlines Center.
The Seawolves (3-2) completed a weekend sweep of the Hawks as Lampkin posted 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting, 10 points and two assists, while junior forward Josiah Wood sparked a huge run to start the game and finished with 11 points on 3-of-4 three-point shooting.
The Hawks (1-3), of the Pacific West Conference, got 16 points and five rebounds from guard Alonzo Taylor and 15 points from reserve guard Jamie Strong, but the visitors from Oakland, Calif., could not complete a huge late comeback.
UAA raced to a 17-0 lead after barely five minutes and went ahead 26-2 when Brian Pearson converted four straight free throws. A 46-25 halftime lead grew to 53-28 on a three-pointer by Maleke Haynes at the 18:11 mark, and the Seawolves led 65-42 with 7 minutes left.
The Hawks would play nearly flawless basketball the rest of the way – making their final nine field-goal attempts – to cut the deficit to five points on three occasions in the last two minutes, but could get no closer.
Ursery shot 6 of 11 from the field (1-2 3FGs) and grabbed six rebounds, while junior guard Malik Clements added seven points, six rebounds and two assists off the bench. Haynes and fellow senior guard Drew Peteson combined for 13 points and dished four assists apiece, and freshman guard Brennan Rymer had six points and two steals.
The teams also played Friday night, with UAA winning by a 63-55 score.
The Seawolves take a break from NCAA Div. II play next week to host seven Div. I programs in the 40th annual GCI Great Alaska Shootout at the Alaska Airlines Center. UAA opens Wednesday at 8 p.m. against CSU Bakersfield.
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