ANCHORAGE – Joe Chealey scored 10 of his 15 points after halftime and dished eight assists Saturday to lead College of Charleston to a 55-46 victory over host Alaska Anchorage in the 4th/6th-place game of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout at the Alaska Airlines Center.

Chealey also grabbed six rebounds and did not commit a turnover, while forward Nick Harris scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting and snagged seven rebounds for the Cougars (4-2).

The Div. II Seawolves (4-4) were led by 13 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks from senior forward Jacob Lampkin, plus 10 points and seven rebounds from junior guard Malik Clements.

UAA led 14-11 after 12 minutes and the game was tied 21-21 before Charleston scored the final five points of the first half. The Seawolves never trailed but double digits, but could get no closer than one point, pulling within 34-33 on D.J. Ursery’s layup with 11:16 remaining.

“I’m extraordinarily proud of the fight and grit that our team showed all week,” said UAA head coach Rusty Osborne, whose program completed 40 years of Shootout history with a 39-81 record – all against Div. I competition. “Although we didn’t win today, I think we continued to show improvement in several areas. We just need to keep that momentum going this week with a quick turnaround into league play.”

Junior forward Josiah Wood had eight points and four assists, and Ursery had seven points and six rebounds for UAA, which hosts in-state rival Alaska Fairbanks on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to begin its 20-game Great Northwest Athletic Conference slate.